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Healthcare and Telecom Management: Trends, Drivers and Solutions

The ever-changing US healthcare landscape poses many financial and operational challenges for health organizations trying to sustain and prosper.

This exclusive report examines the role of fixed and wireless telecom management in addressing such challenges in the wake of healthcare reform, ongoing industry consolidation, and the mobile revolution, with a focus on improving organizational efficiencies and the bottom line.

Hybrid Cloud Powers Next Generation Health IT

The shift from fee-for-service to value-based care is creating significant financial and performance pressures for healthcare providers. As Health IT leaders work to harness cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social technology to optimize their EMR, building a trusted hybrid cloud infrastructure lays the foundation for team-based care.

In this whitepaper, learn how a hybrid cloud framework enables coordinated care to improve patient care delivery, lower IT costs, and increase business agility – including recommended steps and solutions.”

CASE STUDY: McKesson’s Revelation on Provider Application Performance and Troubleshooting

Quick diagnosis of system issues in healthcare can make the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Electronic Health Record (EHR) giant, McKesson Managed Services, was faced with a daunting challenge: Meeting stringent and unique performance-based Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for provider organizations across the country.

In many cases, individual provider organizations would suffer from poor system performance given the intricacies associated with their systems, resulting in delays and overly complex diagnostics for troubleshooting their EHR system. 

Debugging Meaningful Use: The Education, Policy Knowledge, and Skill Set for Attestation

The policy of Meaningful Use (MU) has become a complex, moving target for provider organizations across the country. Health information technology (HIT) executives and their teams must be able to understand government policy at a high level, in addition to understanding vendor relationships to propel their organizations forward to attestation.

Data Integration for Dummies: Chapter 1 – More Data, Better Tools, More Opportunity

Data is now the bedrock foundation of the modern healthcare provider.  The accessibility of reliable data has made incredible strides within the past 50 years, particularly through integration with IT infrastructure. Provider organizations now have the opportunity to gather data through countless sources such as: CRM system intelligence, social media posts, and patient health information to better track and manage an individual’s care.

Turning the Vision of Connected Health into a Reality

Healthcare’s Triple Aim framework is intended to reduce costs, improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience. This whitepaper details an approach that blends increased IT intensity with human interactions - empowering and engaging patients. Find out how this combination can help address today’s patient-centric business imperative.

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

Seattle Children’s Hospital, a leading children’s research hospital, was struggling with the performance and troubleshooting of its Citrix XenDesktop® deployment, supporting 8,500 users with a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) across 25 locations.

They were running a number of applications in concert, including: Cerner EMR, Epic for scheduling, and Lawson for ERP and finance.

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.

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 this 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.

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:

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.

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.