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LATEST RESEARCH: Cloud, Big Data, Mobile and Social Drive Next Generation EMR

A recent IDC study revealed how the emergence of Big Data, mobile technologies, cloud supported applications, and social media trends will play a major role in maximizing the value of data for healthcare organizations.

 This will result in the digital universe doubling in size every two years and multiplying 10-fold between 2013 and 2020 – from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion gigabytes.  

CASE STUDY: Midwest Hospital Saves Through Discovery of Hidden Telecom and IT Costs

Healthcare organizations are undergoing major transformations to combat rapidly rising costs and reimbursement restrictions associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With this legislation in mind, hospitals are strictly regimenting budgets across departments, and are actively seeking opportunities to minimize expenses.

Oftentimes for healthcare IT (HIT) teams, these savings can come from examining and monitoring existing assets within their technologies or telecommunications portfolio, to uncover hidden costs to the bottom line.

Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach

Your patient health information (PHI) is not safe.  According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, healthcare data breaches accounted for 44 percent of all breaches in 2013. In fact, 1 out of 10 Americans have been affected by a large healthcare data breaches, resulting in an estimated cost of $5.6 billion

Turning the Vision of Connected Health into a Reality

Technology's emerging role in solving the connected health challenge.
 
Healthcare's Triple Aim means reducing costs, improving outcomes and enhancing patient experience. That's why the latest business models, trending towards patient-centricity, are poised to address the greater goals of an optimized healthcare system.

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. 

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.

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.