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  • Aligning the C-Suite and IT Organization Creating a Roadmap for Success

    “Healthcare enterprises typically fall short in satisfying two basic requirements for breaking through the HIT disconnect.”

    Clinical and financial outcomes are now more dependent than ever on information management. This means hospital and health system leaders and their IT functions must be hyper aligned to succeed – an area that has typically gone underserved in the past.

    Two basic requirements for breaking through the HIT disconnect to move forward are:


    Based on independent research by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales and Vormetric, the study reveals encryption trends and challenges, encryption adoption rates in different countries and vertical industries, and a wide range of enterprise and cloud-based use cases for encryption and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs).

  • Getting It Right—Plan and Implement a Mobile Device Strategy That Works

    “No matter which technology you choose, staff adoption of your device policy will depend on a plan that simplifies their workflows.”

    Developing, implementing and executing the mobile device strategy has traditionally been a task for IT leaders. Today the development of a mobile device strategy should include input from the entire health system.

    Bringing in chief operating officers and other executives across the organization (including the board of directors) will ensure the final strategy suits everyone’s needs and gains widespread adoption.

  • Healthcare technology integration as the prerequisite to successful EHR implementation

    Put First Things First

    Once you’ve decided to implement or upgrade your electronic health records (EHR) system, you need to start thinking about interoperability as part of your planning for the EHR migration. Otherwise, you put your entire EHR migration at risk.

    At best, if you treat interoperability as an afterthought, you’re likely to end up with multiple silos of unconnected clinical data, which can reduce the quality of patient care.

  • 6 Ways to Bolster the Benefits of Your EHR by Improving Communications in Your Hospital

    Electronic health records (EHRs) have proliferated across the U.S. over the past decade. While EHRs have enabled caregivers to make well-informed treatment decisions more quickly and more safely, they do not solve the challenges of one critical area of care: clinical communication and collaboration. This eBrief explores six reasons why healthcare organizations need a complementary system to the EHR that enables messaging and collaboration among all members of the care team to support the real-world communication needs of physicians, nurses, and the organization overall.

  • The C-Suite Battle Plan for Cyber Security Attacks in Healthcare

    “If you know your enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”  ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

    The Best Leaders Never Fail to Identify, Consider, and Protect Their Weakest Links…

    The key to your defensive strategy lies in your ability to understand the unique needs of your organization and your ability to observe and manage your employee behaviors and clinical workflow needs in an insightful way: a way that works for them, not against them.

  • "Achieving Healthcare Data Security Through Deliberate Design: Defeat Discovery Deadlock with Avec®"

    We want to integrate and share data. Yet often, we don’t. We’re standing at the precipice of the healthcare information technology and big data information age, with data security concerns as one of the most pressing issues in the modern healthcare-computing environment. And it’s impeding our progress.

    Download this white paper today to discover how to remain mindful of data integration goals and span the divide of diverse organizations, departments and silos—while keeping precious data secure and ensuring that it is fully leveraged in discovery and care.