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  • 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.

  • Interactive Resource Guide: Centricity™ Universal Viewer Zero Footprint Resource Guide

    Improve Diagnostic Speed and Confidence…

    This interactive Resource Guide highlights how GE Healthcare’s Centricity™ Solutions for Enterprise Imaging connect advanced diagnostic tools and system-wide image management platforms across the care continuum to help healthcare organizations improve diagnostic speed and confidence.

    Centricity Solutions for Enterprise Imaging:

  • Managing Non-DICOM Images Within an Enterprise Imaging Solution

    In hospitals and health systems today, providers generate a flood of patient-related data.

    As healthcare leaders seek ways to achieve clinical and financial economies of scale through industry consolidation, the volume of patient data continues to explode. Multiple sites, all standardized on a different set of equipment, are now working toward centralized enterprise data management strategies. Patient-centric care across multiple sites is the ultimate goal.

  • Five Best Practices to Enable Population Health Management

    Enable Self-Service Analytics

    In an era of big data, old healthcare analytics systems have created inefficient report factories that simply don’t meet today’s needs. A new generation of technologists hope to evolve beyond this status quo by empowering individuals to explore their own data. Not only is this yielding faster, more insightful decisions, it’s also allowing IT leaders to return their focus to their central task of maintaining a secure and reliable data infrastructure. Self-service analytics yield huge dividends for individual doctors and business analysts, and also provide a single source of truth throughout the entire organization.

  • QlikView Advances Quality Improvement and Outcomes Reporting at Texas Children’s Hospital

    Bridging the Gap Between Groups Across an Enterprise…

    With a vast network of healthcare professionals working together to deliver optimal care, Texas Children’s needed a comprehensive system that could bridge the gap between all the groups across the enterprise and unify them. Further, the organization implemented an EMR system, increasing the amount of data employees were inundated with.