Network Infrastructure

A hospital's network infrastructure is the foundation upon which its IT systems are built. Establishing a connection between providers and patients within a single hospital, or between a hospital and a larger state- or nationwide health information network allows providers to better coordinate care and retrieve data across a wide spectrum.

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A new report from the HIMSS State Advisory Roundtable argues that state HIEs will need to adapt to changing approaches to reimbursement, evolving their mission and business models from "information exchange" to "coordination facilitation."
June 13, 2012
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IndiGO, an application developed by San Francisco-based Archimedes Inc., uses a patient's EHR and advanced algorithms to generate graphical analyses of that individual's health risks. The app brought its game face to the Health Data Initiative (HDI) in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, eventually walking away with a win.
June 13, 2012
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Catholic Health Initiatives is partnering with Orion Health to build an enterprise-wide HIE that will enable physicians and clinicians to access patient records across its 100 facilities in 19 states. Once connected, CHI plans to link to statewide HIEs in states where its 76 hospitals are located.
June 12, 2012
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Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says the agency is "full steam ahead" on its implementation of programs implemented under the Affordable Care Act. "We think the Supreme Court will make the right decision," she said.
June 12, 2012
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As they work to curb readmission rates and shift toward value-based reimbursement, hospitals are being slapped with big penalties that experts say are only increasing. A recent study from CipherHealth shows a mounting $1.6 billion in HCAHPS and readmission penalties facing hospitals today.
June 11, 2012
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The U.S. labor market may be soft, but health IT is booming, with many hospitals locked in pitched competition to hire skilled technology professionals. At the HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo on Thursday, one recruiter laid out a battle plan for finding and keeping good employees.
June 8, 2012
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The New York eHealth Collaborative and the New York State Department of Health announced Wednesday that three regional health information organizations and three health information exchange vendors will participate in the Statewide Health Information Network of New York.
June 7, 2012
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Another cloud-based product made itself known to healthcare facilities on Wednesday. Experts say the platform will allow for efficient and affordable uploading, storing and distributing of videos on virtually any device.
June 7, 2012
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The Department of Defense has joined the Continua Health Alliance, which promotes connectivity of personal health devices and advocates for standards-based interoperability guidelines.
June 5, 2012
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The Department of Veterans Affairs will create one of the world's largest wireless mobility infrastructures for healthcare, supporting 26 medical centers across the country. The network will accommodate voice, video and real-time location services.
June 5, 2012
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced Tuesday that it has extended the public comment period for the Nationwide Health Information Network: Conditions for Trusted Exchange Request for Information (RFI) until Friday, June 29.
June 5, 2012
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The winners of the Washington D.C. Health Data & Innovation Week Code-a-Thon were announced Tuesday. School Fit was awarded first place for developing an application that utilizes physical fitness data to monitor the health of children in public schools.
June 5, 2012
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