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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Officials had already expressed concern over development and testing issues that were cropping up for health insurance exchange website HealthCare.gov back in the summer, according to a series of July emails between HHS officials and one of the site's contractors.
November 18, 2013
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The Turkish Ministry of Health and HIMSS Europe have embarked on a five-year collaboration aimed at driving increased digitization of health records in hospitals across Turkey.
November 15, 2013
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Data breaches and cybersecurity threats in healthcare are going to happen. It's virtually unavoidable. What can be avoidable, however, are the messy consequences of substandard risk assessment strategies and inadequate threat response.
November 15, 2013
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Before White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park even uttered a word about HealthCare.gov in front of the House panel that had subpoenaed him to testify Nov. 13, the chairman and the ranking member were sparring over the failed launch of the government's insurance website.
November 13, 2013
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HIMSS Analytics has been doling out more and more recognition to hospitals and ambulatory clinics over the past weeks and months, a trend that suggests fully mature health IT environments are becoming commonplace nationwide.
November 12, 2013
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Anticipation about the IHE North American Connectathon's move to Cleveland in 2015 is running high among the event's organizers, though they insist that they are not looking past their final year in Chicago Jan. 27-31, 2014.
November 11, 2013
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Continua Health Alliance will co-locate its upcoming U.S. Plugfest at IHE North America Connectathon 2014, Jan. 28-29, in Chicago. It's billed as the largest interoperability testing event for health IT in the country -- attracting 100 vendors and more than 600 engineers to test more than 160 systems.
November 11, 2013
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More than half of U.S. hospitals are currently connected to a regional, state or private health information exchange, with a majority of them citing this as their biggest challenge yet.
November 11, 2013
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U.S. hospitals know a little something about debt -- most happen to be drowning in it. Just in uncompensated care alone, hospitals nationwide lost $41.1 billion in 2011. Making up for these losses proves no easy task, but some healthcare groups are making headway by deploying point-of-service collection platforms.
November 8, 2013
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CIO, Tony Trenkle, is stepping down this month amid the problematic rollout of the Healthcare.gov website, CMS announced in an email to the staff.
November 7, 2013
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IBM has launched two separate projects with two top health systems. One involves the use of big data to help clinicians provide predictive care at Emory University Hospital. The other is focused on reducing vendor fraud -- again by employing big data analytics.
November 5, 2013
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The health IT hazard that tops the ECRI Institute's top hazards list for 2014 is a recurring one, having been singled out by many safety organizations as something to beware.
November 5, 2013
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On Dec. 19, we published an Open Letter to the Obama Health Team, cautioning the incoming Administration against limiting its Health Information Technology (IT) investments to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Instead, we recommended that their health IT plan be rethought to favor a large array of innovative applications that can be easily adopted to result in more effective, less expensive care.
January 12, 2009
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