November 26, 2012
From hurricanes to hackers, there's plenty that could go wrong when it comes to data security. With so much riding on unfettered and highly secure access to healthcare information of every kind -- from prescription information to scheduling to payroll -- keeping that data ironclad is more important than ever.
October 31, 2012
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York sees itself as a "public utility" as much as an HIE. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as patients bounce between hospitals (and as other public utilities, such as electricity and transportation, are compromised), it has enabled critical continuity of care.
August 10, 2010
Healthcare providers are getting heavily nickeled and dimed on their energy costs without even knowing it, “Green IT” proponents say. And while going “green” may be a high-profile social movement with political overtones, it is actually a concept rooted in pragmatism designed to save money while saving the earth at the same time.
July 31, 2009
Healthcare professionals are constantly on the move, and they want information to follow them wherever they go. No small feat for vendors who must clear the path of obstacles like parochial domains, patient privacy rules, hardware limitations and network protocols.