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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health System Chief Information Officers: Juggling responsibilities, managing expectations, building the future

CIOs face daunting challenges in the day-to-day management of IT departments in health care systems and academic medical centers. Beyond traditional responsibilities for clinical and administrative platforms, applications, and integration into work flow, CIOs face an unprecedented number of challenges that strain resources and stretch the capabilities of their organizations:

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.