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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Every country, every government, every population is participating in a global trial and error when it comes to improving health outcomes. As it finds uptake around the world, health information technology is central to this care revolution, with nations learning from each others' struggles and successes.
October 24, 2013
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As controversy continues around the not-ready-for-primetime launch of the federal insurance exchange website, calls from some Republicans are getting louder for the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
October 23, 2013
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Anyone who has ever been to the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition has probably caught a glimpse or two of what interoperability means to healthcare.
October 20, 2013
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For the second time in just over a week, HIMSS Analytics has given out a Stage 7 award. Morgantown, W.Va.-based Ruby Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital for WVU Healthcare, achieved Stage 7, and 30 of its associated ambulatory clinics were honored with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.
October 18, 2013
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An integrated electronic health record between DoD and VA -- the fate of which has faced uncertainty in recent months -- may now be moving in the forward direction.
October 18, 2013
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With an eye toward improved interoperability and public trust in privacy protections, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission and the Texas Health Services Authority are partnering to develop a state accreditation program for health information exchanges in the Lone Star State.
October 16, 2013
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Novant Health, a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and medical centers, with headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C., has received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award from HIMSS Analytics. Novant is just the sixth system in the country to receive this recognition.
October 14, 2013
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It's been almost two weeks since Obamacare's federal insurance exchange website went live, was inundated with traffic, went weird, was taken down for maintenance, then came back online still filled with glitches. Why did such a crucial site fail at such a critical moment? And what are the lessons that can be learned?
October 11, 2013
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According to research released Monday by the Medical Group Management Association, medical practices are sounding a cautious note with regard to Affordable Care Act insurance exchange implementation.
October 7, 2013
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Health IT company athenahealth will use its data to report on the flu and other communicable diseases during the government shutdown. The firm will monitor and share population health information from across its nationwide big data set.
October 4, 2013
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As medical practice administrators and physicians head to San Diego for the Medical Group Management Association's 2013 annual conference, they're likely to have money on their minds. Keeping a medical practice going has become a complex, pricey endeavor. At the top of the list of increasing costs: IT.
October 2, 2013
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Back when online startups would launch to a storm of website visitors that overwhelmed servers and crashed sites, the cliche often applied was "a victim of one's own success." Perhaps the same could apply to the crashes that stopped the brisk business the new health insurance exchanges attracted on Oct. 1.
October 2, 2013
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