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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Even amid the government shutdown, the new online insurance marketplaces -- known as health insurance exchanges -- were up and running today. There were early reports of computer glitches across several states. Some states, with large numbers of uninsured are dealing with problems of a different sort.
October 1, 2013
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On any given day, a disaster occurring somewhere in the country is making news. And while the focus is (rightly) on the human toll and physical destruction these events cause, little attention is paid to how important data and IT infrastructure is lost to provider organizations in the danger zones.
September 30, 2013
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Seven of the nation's leading health systems announced Thursday the formation of an interstate consortium that will address quality, population health management, best practices and medical research in the Northeast region.
September 20, 2013
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There's a lot of excited commentary out there about genomics and personalized medicine. And no doubt it’s exciting.
September 20, 2013
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The 595-bed Children's Medical Center in Dallas is the one of the latest hospitals to move forward on the telehealth front, with the launch of its TeleNICU, billed as Texas' first neonatal telemedicine program.
September 17, 2013
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The global wireless health market has hit growth mode, according to new report findings, which project the market will expand more than 20 percent within a five-year period.
September 16, 2013
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A visit to the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition can sometimes seem like a visit to Tomorrowland. To someone from a small and rural hospital, say, all the stuff being tracked and measured by RFID and RTLS might look like a vision of the future.
September 11, 2013
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The 24-hospital Sutter Health system was the talk of the town late August after a software glitch rendered its $1 billion electronic health record system inaccessible to nurses and clinical staff. Reflecting back, a Sutter nurse talks about what the health system should have done differently.
September 10, 2013
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In a Meritalk survey of 200 government IT decision makers, 84 percent of respondents indicated that the Big Five initiatives, if exercised today, would create bottlenecks because their network load would have to increase by a whopping 79 percent. A mere 12 percent suggested their infrastructure is robust enough.
September 10, 2013
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Hundreds of patients seen at the medical group practice of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School are being notified that their protected health information has been compromised after an unencrypted laptop was discovered missing from a medical clinic.
August 29, 2013
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The nearly $1 billion electronic health record system at Sutter Health in Northern California crashed in August, leaving nurses and clinical staff not only unable to access vital patient information for a full day, but also scrambling to record new data on paper.
August 28, 2013
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The Leapfrog Group and URAC, the national accreditation body, are accepting applications for their joint Hospital Website Transparency Awards, which spotlight sites that display quality measures that are useful and easy to understand for patients, payers and the general public.
August 26, 2013
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