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Case Study: Seattle Children’s Hospital Accelerates Troubleshooting for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

A leading children’s research hospital in the United States, Seattle Children’s Hospital was struggling with the performance of its Citrix XenDesktop® deployment supporting 8,500 users.

Case Study: North Shore-LIJ Health System Uses HealthShare to Make Care for High-Risk Patients Less Risky

A large healthcare network in Long Island is using InterSystems HealthShare® to connect diverse EHRs and clinical systems, enabling better coordination of care for individuals and populations. The proof-of-concept project is an automated process for managing the care of high-risk obstetrics patients.

Care givers from across the community share complete and up-to-date information on each patient, including alerts of admissions and any problematic lab results. The result is increased safety and patient satisfaction.

3 Things Start Up Practices Must Know About Healthcare in 2014

2014 is the year when physicians have to make some tough decisions to keep their practices afloat. There are multiple obstacles to endure in order to stay profitable and meet regulatory compliance deadlines.

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The Top 3 Benefits of Acuity-Based Staffing for Your Organization

Finding ways to maintain and improve the quality of care your organization provides can prove to be a daunting challenge.

With legislative changes from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), that demand a higher level of clinical outcomes, along with declines in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, healthcare organizations around the country are looking for more effective ways of providing the highest quality care within a tighter budget.

Download the white paper to learn how an acuity-base staffing initiative can assist your organization to achieve these goals.

Potential Unlocked: Transforming Healthcare by Putting Information to Work

Healthcare data is essential for value-based care and other transformations.  Clean, connected, and safe data – delivered rapidly across hallways, across networks – is vital for the entire healthcare ecosystem.   

Sweeping Healthcare Changes Require Information Technology Innovations

There is an urgent need for healthcare organizations to speed up the adoption of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) innovations, driven by government policy initiatives in healthcare reform, along with factors such as nursing shortages, an aging population, and shorter patient stays.

THE 2014 GUIDE TO VNA: It's Time to UnPAC Your Archives (Part 1)

Analysts are predicting a 25% year-over-year growth in VNA adoption. Some reports forecast an evolutionary shift from proprietary PACS archives to architecture-neutral VNA solutions. Healthcare business considerations for a move to VNA include: EMR adoption, new industry regulations, market consolidation, and "big data" management. Find out why CIOs are deploying VNAs as part of their enterprise image management strategy and why now is the time to “unPAC” your image archives.


Transforming Communications in Healthcare: Building a High Powered Wireless Network to Support the Technologies of the Future

The modern healthcare environment is driven by mobility.  To survive the marketplace shift from volume to value, providers must understand they need to be committed not just to improving the patient experience, but fundamentally redefining the way their organization connects to and incorporates technology across the entire continuum of care.

Best Practices in Cloud Computing for the Healthcare Industry

The need to protect data is more urgent than ever. Today’s healthcare organizations face an array of data challenges, and aging IT systems that lack integration can hamper, rather than enhance, capabilities and efficiencies.

Download “Best Practices in Cloud Computing for the Healthcare Industry” to learn how moving data to the Cloud can assist healthcare organizations with:

What You Need to Know About ICD-10 and Revenue Cycle Management

What you need to know about ICD-10

All healthcare providers will soon have to switch over from using ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes for all their medical services. The deadline for completing the switch is October 1, 2015, which means that healthcare facilities need to start planning now in order to be fully prepared to meet the upcoming transition without any hiccups.

ICD-10 has roughly 68,000 codes, allowing for much more detailed information to be conferred simply by using a single code. This is a large increase from ICD-9 with only 13,000 codes.

Free White Paper Download: EHR Vendor Pricing Comparison


EHR Vendor Pricing Comparison

With an evidently growing number of EHR users in the HIT market, the vendors providing these EHRs are steadily growing. Setting aside billions as stimulus money, the federal government has given physicians substantial incentives to switch to EHRs.

As there are practically more than a 1,000 Electronic Health Record vendors in the market, practices are facing a tough time deciding which vendor to go for.

Workforce Management Technology in the Cloud: Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiencies

Nearly one-third of best-in-class organizations are now using cloud-based solutions for all their workforce management needs. And that number is growing. Why?

Find out in this new Aberdeen report on the benefits of moving to the cloud. You'll discover:

Reigning in Workforce Management

Fast-growing technology trends such as consumerization, big data and cloud computing give new meaning to workforce management software, and offer more value to the business. Users are more tech-savvy than ever before, thanks in large part to consumerization. That, along with big data and cloud computing, offers a number of business benefits. The challenge is to harness these trends to reap their value, but ensure proper governance, security and compliance. Innovations in workforce management software enable organizations to do just that.

Healthcare Security: 10 Steps to Maintaining Data Privacy in a Changing Mobile World

Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the healthcare industry, because medical identity theft is more lucrative than the theft of personal identification information alone. Meanwhile, health care systems are increasingly vulnerable to attack as electronic health records spread, and as the use of web portals for information exchange with patients and providers becomes more common.

The Inside Story on Meaningful Use Attestation and Audits

Preparing for Meaningful Use attestation is a complex effort that requires careful planning, careful tracking, and a collaborative effort by many individuals and departments. It’s important for your attestation to happen on time, fully demonstrate compliance, and stand up to a possible audit.

From this eBook, you’ll learn:

Strategic Interoperability: The Clinical and Business Imperative for Healthcare Organizations

HIMSS Analytics conducted a survey to assess the progress of hospitals’ and health systems’ interoperability initiatives – the drivers for their efforts, benefits they are seeking, challenges they face and new opportunities interoperability provides.

Selecting the right mobile device for your healthcare environment

The success of your healthcare mobility solution is tightly tied to the mobile device you select. In order to select the right device, you need to make sure you have the right criteria. You need to meet a wide variety of needs for different types of personnel and different departments — from healthcare workers and IT departments to infection and compliance control and finance.  See the criteria that can help you choose the right device, as well as an evaluation of how enterprise, consumer and “BYOD” devices meet each criteria.