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  • The Top Health IT Trends in 2016: What the Health IT Executive Must Know

    2016 has already seen significant developments shaking up the healthcare industry, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiling of the Next Generation ACO program and acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt’s startling comments about changes to the meaningful use program.

  • The Financial Impact of Acuity-Based Staffing: An Executive Priority

    Improve Patient Outcomes and Boost Your Bottom Line

    In the landscape of healthcare today, it's not enough to simply find the balance between finances and care quality. Instead, forward-thinking healthcare organizations are embracing strategies that simultaneously improve patient outcomes and the bottom line.

    Often seen as being responsible for two separate aspects of the health system, now a collaborative relationship between CFOs and CNOs is at the core of a hospital's success.

    This Complimentary White Paper Reveals…

  • ROPER ST. FRANCIS: POSITIONING FOR THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

    Building on a Healthy Infrastructure

    Mobile demand and outdated infrastructure were hampering Roper St. Francis’ ability to grow efficiently. They turned to Cisco for high-performance wireless and an integrated platform that consolidated existing systems and strengthened connectivity for reliable access to patient information.

  • Harnessing the Power of NIST: Your Practical Guide to Effective Information Risk Management

    “The single most important decision that senior leaders and board members must make about IRM…is how they are going to conduct IRM in their organizations.”

    This practical guide describes and recommends that organizations adopt and utilize three important components of the NIST IRM process:

    1. NIST Cybersecurity Framework
    2. NIST IRM Process
    3. A Maturity Model

    This guide presents the 3-part NIST process as a powerful, efficient and effective way to fortify their IRM program in a way to better protect all sensitive data from breaches.
     

  • Streaming Workflow While Positioning for the Future: A case study on Idaho Department of Health and Welfare state mental health hospitals

    The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare operates two mental health hospitals: State Hospital North in Blackfoot and State Hospital South in Orofino. Until 2008, both hospitals used paper-based medical records and billing systems for private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and for self-pay patients.

    In 2008, the state awarded a contract to DSS, Inc., to implement its Open Source VistA EHR system: vxVistA.

  • Solution Brief: Harnessing Big Data for Healthcare

    The IBM Enterprise Health Analytics solution delivers immediate value for an organization’s specific business analytics while laying the foundation for future analytics capabilities that may be added as needs evolve.

    Imagine If…

  • A Roadmap to Achieve Successful EHR Adoption

    The Importance of User Adoption in Your EHR Implementation

    The investment you’ve made in EHR software is likely one of your most significant software investments in recent years. You have a two-fold challenge now:

  • eBrief: 8 Tips for Securing Your ePHI

    Communications have changed drastically since the HIPAA Privacy Rule (1996) and HIPAA Security Rule (2003) first went into effect. While many of those communication changes have brought more efficient and effective patient care, they also create issues in safeguarding electronic protected health information (ePHI).

    A breach of ePHI can be costly, not only in terms of reputation, but also from hefty fines.

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