January 02, 2013
In a roundtable discussion, IT executives of visionary health systems in the region shared their best practices and lessons learned in the deployment and use of
virtualization and cloud computing.
November 07, 2012
A recent survey of IT executives found nearly 90% see business value in transitioning to Cloud computing, but only 20% have a plan to get there. Healthcare Cloud solutions require Compliance, Security, Privacy, Redundancy, and Scalability, so choosing the right path from on-premises servers to the Cloud can be daunting. Learn how to chart a...
October 29, 2012
Meaningful Use Stage 2: A handbook for providers discusses the changes in Stage 2 following the release of the final rules. This report focuses on what providers should expect, technology challenges and business opportunities in Stage 2 criteria, and key enterprise strategies for Stage 2 initiatives.
October 26, 2012
To provide optimum patient care delivery and to choose imaging as a “Stage 2” objective for meaningful use of the EHR, healthcare providers are investing in next-generation imaging solutions to securely capture, share, view, and exchange medical images. Whether your organization is upgrading an existing, "on-premise" PACS, consolidating disparate...
October 25, 2012
In healthcare, IT systems management is not simply a matter of process efficiency and cost savings—it could be a matter of life or death for patients. Faced with regulatory requirements, widely dispersed facilities, demands for electronic health records (EHRs), and increasingly more and more mobile devices for providers, healthcare IT managers are...
October 18, 2012
The arrival of HITECH and other laws designed to enforce HIPAA privacy guidelines makes maintaining HIPAA compliance more important than ever. Faxing anything, in a traditional manner, while maintaining compliance is extremely difficult. Therefore, we need to change the way we process and handle patient healthcare information. Fortunately, the...
September 19, 2012
By taking a comprehensive approach to systems management, healthcare providers’ IT departments can significantly reduce the amount of time required to perform routine maintenance tasks, therefore improving productivity. These time savings allow IT departments to shift staff to more value added activities that help support the business and...
September 11, 2012
This white paper provides a brief overview of HIPAA regulations and how healthcare organizations are using technology to assist with compliance. Many traditional document handling processes do not comply with HIPAA regulations for privacy and security. The whitepaper discusses network faxing, explores advantages for implementing a network fax...
September 10, 2012
This white paper summarizes five vital strategies drawn from the experiences of hundreds of successful implementations in community hospitals across the nation--starting with implementation planning and carrying through go-live to ongoing optimization of the EHR. Leaders who follow them will sidestep common pitfalls and maximize use of this...
September 04, 2012
Specialty medicine practices rarely employ a dedicated information technology resource. Durham Nephrology is no exception. The Durham practice navigated the uncharted waters of attesting to Meaningful Use under the HITECH Act of 2009 without the benefit of an IT expert or outside consultant. They implemented an EHR system in 2003 and believed that...