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  • Tackling Complex Data Challenges in Healthcare Analytics

    Adopting data-driven business and medical processes into the daily workflow of medical and administrative staff poses its own set of unique challenges. Among these, one of the major challenges is posed by data complexity–making heads and tails of large amounts of data originating from many disparate data sources.

    Modern data analytics tools and technologies can help analyze complex data to benefit the institutions as well as their patients. However, selecting and implementing these solutions requires one to understand the underlying data and processes in place.

  • Holistic Data Governance: A Framework for Competitive Advantage

    The goal of data governance is not just to clarify who “owns” data but also to optimize its value. The data itself is merely the means to the desired end of improved operational performance. Accordingly, the responsibility for data governance efforts should fall at least as much on business leaders as it does on IT—and preferably more. This paper is intended to help data governance evangelists in both business and IT generate the momentum they need to make data governance an enterprise-wide priority.

  • The Path to Population Health Management: Creating an IT Foundation for a Successful ACO

    Complimentary White Paper Provides Guidance on the Road to Becoming a Successful ACO

    Healthcare organizations across the U.S. are investing significant resources in re-architecting their care delivery infrastructures to enable them to adapt successfully to new, value-based Accountable Care Organization (ACO) payment and delivery models. 

    As these entities prepare to go “at risk” and take outcomes-based capitated or bundled payments, they face a broad set of challenges that include:

  • Multi-Tenant Data Centers Cure Healthcare’s IT Headaches

    Healthcare organizations have a diverse and demanding set of IT requirements, and ensuring that systems can interoperate efficiently and effectively is a daunting challenge. Both technical and financial drivers have caused growing numbers of providers to move some or all of their IT operations from on-premises data centers to off-site colocation facilities.

  • Healthcare Informatics Research Report: Two Factor Authentication and Digital Identity Management

    "Even if an organization uses strong passwords or requires them to be changed frequently, they’re a very thin line of defense."

    According to one recent study, three-quarters of security breaches involve lost or stolen passwords, and it’s not uncommon for healthcare employees to share passwords with others.

    Simply put, password protection is outdated and poses unacceptable security risks.

  • Three Steps to a Successful Migration

    This white paper examines considerations and challenges encountered when migrating data—offering solutions to ensure your migration works within your budget and is completed within your timeframe.

    The planning and implementation of a new EHR requires a thoughtful data migration strategy that details how data will be migrated from legacy systems to the new EHR and how clinical staff will best adapt to the new system upon completion.

    A typical migration involves three steps—each posing unique challenges that are discussed in this white paper: