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Case Study: Rhode Island Blood Center [ Source: Absolute Software ]

August 2014- Rhode Island Blood Center had no asset tracking on their latptops and began to worry about what would happen if a laptop, and the confidnetial donor information it contained, went missing or was stolen. They needed the ability to remotely track the whereabouts of these laptops and secure the confidential data contained within them. This is more important that ever with the increasingly enforced penalties for data breaches by HIPAA. Find out how Rhode Island ...

A World-Class Pediatric Medical Center [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- With an advanced security information and event management solution from IBM, the security administration team at a world-class pediatric medical center can centralize and correlate millions of logs and events daily to gain integrated security intelligence.

Collaborative Care beyond the Care Continuum [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- While new models of care collaboration are being implemented in many forms globally, moving from concept to successful implementation involves process changes and business transformation that may be the biggest challenges to healthcare organizations. Care collaboration tools that support and assist organizational transformation are key to driving successful outcomes. What these tools can enable is important. But who these tools engage and connect, the way in which they are engaged and connected, and the way ...

Seven Things You Must Consider Before Deploying a Telehealth Device [ Source: Aeris Communications ]

October 2013- Telehealth will be one of the most important categories of medical care in the 21st century because it encompasses both preventative and curative aspects. It also benefits patients where access to healthcare is affected by distance or a lack of local specialists. Telehealth technologies have already clearly demonstrated their value for reducing hospitalizations and ER visits, while improving the patient outcomes and quality of life, however, when it comes to deploying telehealth devices, it's not ...

Big Data Analytics in Healthcare: How to Choose the Right Solution [ Source: Dell ]

July 2013- The volume, velocity, and variety of data generated by the healthcare industry are growing at a staggering pace. This data takes many forms, from electronic medical records, lab and imaging test results, and physician notes to medical correspondence and insurance claims. Big data analytics is helping healthcare providers to corral all of the relevant data available to gain an enterprise-wide, rather than departmental, view of the business. Among the challenges big data analytics can help ...

IDC Virtualizing Clinincal Desktop [ Source: VMware ]

March 2013- IDC Health Insights conducted interviews with two provider organizations that have adopted virtualized clinical desktops. The provider organizations were identified by VMware, and the interviews were conducted in May and November 2011.

The key findings from IDC Health Insights' primary research with these organizations are summarized in this document.

Frost and Sullivan Whitepaper: Constant Access to Patient Care Applications and Information in a Digital World [ Source: VMware ]

March 2013- Becoming ill is not a planned event. In a world of digitized patient information, healthcare providers require on-demand access to digitized patient information to deliver optimal care.

In hospital settings, downtime is not an acceptable option. A virtual infrastructure that enables always-on availability and access to electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs), and other patient care applications is essential.

IBM Patient Care and Insights: Identify new intervention and treatment opportunities and deliver coordinated, personalized care to help improve patient outcomes and lower costs [ Source: IBM ]

February 2013- The healthcare industry is poised for a transformation in patient care. As healthcare organizations around the world strive to deliver new treatments and meet expectations for higher-quality care, reduced costs and better outcomes, they face a critical shortage of resources and an increasing incidence of chronic disease, which costs the US economy more than USD1 trillion annually.

To address these challenges and capitalize on tremendous opportunities for improving patient care, healthcare organizations must ...

It's the Right Place and Right Time for Simulation [ Source: HealthStream ]

February 2013- Simulation has gained tremendous momentum over the last decade in academic medical centers, medical schools, and nursing schools as a powerful method of reinforcing clinical knowledge, improving team communication, and teaching decision-making skills.

A national simulation study, conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, found that 87% of nursing schools are now using some form of high- or medium-fidelity simulation.

Furthermore, a study of emergency medicine residency programs found ...

Better Patient Flow Means a Better Patient Experience [ Source: HP/Central Logic ]

December 2012- Making the best use of existing hospital resources is critical in light of economic uncertainties coupled with the anticipated growth in demand from an aging population and the newly insured under healthcare reform.

Today, advances in digital technology enable a new approach: patient-centered placement. This allows resources to be organized around patient needs and for healthcare teams to share real-time visibility into the patient?s needs and status through technology.

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More Big Changes Ahead in Healthcare: Is Your House in Order? [ Source: IBM ]

August 2012- Those health systems that are well on their way to having their house in order have implemented a scalable and flexible IT architecture that is capable of adapting to future interoperability requirements. They know that, in order to be trusted information-sharing partners in the future, they need to start organizing and managing the quality of their internal information now-before information sharing, analytics and new payment models become widespread.

IBM Big Data Platform for Healthcare [ Source: IBM ]

August 2012- The healthcare industry is under competitive and legislative pressure to reduce the cost of care delivery, efficiently manage resources and improve patient care. To be successful, healthcare organizations will need to effectively manage the explosion of data, structured or unstructured, streaming or stored, and data that flows across the enterprise and external sources. The IBM big data platform for healthcare is an enterprise-class platform that addresses the variety, volume and velocity of healthcare data to ...

Prescription for Change: Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Patient Satisfaction [ Source: IBM ]

June 2012- All the recent advances in medical science cannot entirely counter the skyrocketing costs, operating inefficiencies and outright fraud that plague the healthcare industry today.

The burden is on providers and payers alike to find resolutions to these challenges that threaten both patient outcomes and profitability. But addressing the problems that haunt healthcare requires a level of insight that most organizations lack.

The reality is that to gain this perspective, healthcare organizations ...

Transforming Healthcare Delivery with Analytics [ Source: IBM ]

January 2012- Healthcare organizations strive to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. Using analytics to create new insights and optimize all types of decisions can transform healthcare delivery.

This whitepaper by Decision Management Solutions discusses how advanced analytics can drive real time, point-of-care decision making that saves lives and improves the quality of care.

Predicting Optimal Treatment Outcomes [ Source: IBM ]

January 2012- To succeed, the global health care industry must improve the delivery of quality of services while slowing the unsustainable costs associated with today's health care system.

Changing long established health care industry practices to leverage the wealth of new information available will require evidence-based justification and incentives to change provider behavior and patient acceptance.

Advanced analytics will help providers adapt to forces that will transition the health care industry toward new ...

Using IBM Maximo Asset Management to manage all asset classes in hospitals and healthcare organizations [ Source: IBM ]

December 2011- Effective asset management is critical for hospitals and healthcare organizations. These organizations face increasing quality of care, regulatory pressures and financial requirements that make effective asset management a key part of their success.

IBM Maximo Asset Management helps healthcare providers track, monitor and manage the increasing variety of assets on which clinical outcomes and patient care depend.

Axendia White paper: Lowering the Cost of Healthcare from the Inside Out [ Source: IBM ]

December 2011- Today, Healthcare providers are under increased pressure to enhance patient care and improve clinical outcomes while reducing costs and ensuring compliance with a myriad of applicable regulations.

To meet these seemingly divergent objectives, Healthcare Administrators are seeking ways to efficiently and effectively manage an increasingly sophisticated mix of Clinial, Biomedical, Facilities, engineering and Health Information Technology assets.

Healthcare Executives are seeking for a new opportunities to lower capital expenditures, extend asset ...

Medicare or Medicaid: Getting on the right path to Federal EHR incentives [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

June 2012- In 2011, the US government began paying out more than $36 billion in incentives to qualifying healthcare providers who implement or upgrade electronic health record (EHR) systems. There's still time to register for the program, but before you do, you must decide whether to participate as a Medicare or Medicaid provider.

Each track has different incentive opportunities, eligibility criteria, qualifying requirements and program deadlines. If you are uncertain which is the right choice for your ...

Four EHR Change Management Mistakes (and how to avoid them) [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

February 2013- Careful planning and effective change management can help keep missteps and the stress and costs that come with them to a minimum when implementing electronic health records (EHR).

This report presents strategies for avoiding common problems as you select technology, choose your implementation team, assign responsibilities and lay out the logistics.

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HP's prescription for next-generation data center networks [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

November 2011- HP's extensive, modular data center product portfolio drives simplicity through streamlined network designs and centralized management; enhancing agility with high performance, security, and accelerated provisioning; and saving money with energy efficiency and low total cost of ownership.

In this paper, we'll lay out the challenges healthcare organizations are facing and how HP is the right partner to help solve them.

Making the most of Technology Transitions [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

November 2011- Medical practices have been contemplating the prospect of moving from paper-based records to electronic health record (EHR) systems for decades. But relatively few have begun taking steps to make the transition - until now.

This white paper examines the factors that have kept many medical practices from moving forward with EHR over the years and the factors that are prompting action today; explains some of the technological requirements of making the transition to ...

Technology's Role in Integrated Delivery Models: Transforming Health Care [ Source: Optum ]

November 2011- The health care industry is undergoing a transformation - spurred by an unsustainable reimbursement model that rewards volume rather than outcome. Many alternatives are being considered, including pay for performance, accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical homes and bundled payments. Although the destination is not certain, it's clear that providers, payers, employers and patients are interested in a health care ecosystem that is connected, intelligent and aligned. Such sustainable health communities represent an innovative yet practical ...

Creating smarter healthcare products: Balancing marketplace needs with strategic goals and profitability [ Source: IBM ]

September 2011- Medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies face many of the same challenges as product-focused companies in other industries - they must be able to respond quickly to market demands with the right product at the right time but with the additional complexities of adhering to compliance and regulatory mandates.

Learn how product portfolio management can set the framework for managing and launching successful healthcare products.

A smarter approach to healthcare transformation: Becoming more agile, nimble and responsive to industry change [ Source: IBM ]

September 2011- It is clear that the healthcare industry is being driven toward major changes and transformation. Although it is difficult to plan ahead for transformation, it is even more of a challenge to be able to respond quickly and cost effectively to change. Often, organizations do not have visibility into the full effects of change-such as costs, needed resources and time.

Learn how your company can become more agile, nimble and responsive to change ...

Lessons Learned: Improve Security, Efficiency and Patient Care [ Source: Motion Computing and Intel Corporation ]

August 2011- In France, the contrat de bon usage du medicament (CBUM) promotes the computerization of medical practices. Committed to the CBUM and continuously delivering on its longstanding policy of improving the quality and safety of patient care, CESH set a goal of completely eliminating its paper-based processes by the end of 2010. In 2005 the clinic implemented Ware Systeme's Sharegate medical records software but required a comprehensive mobility solution to optimize all of Sharegate's functions in real time, ...

How to: Improve Patient Care and Secure Electronic Medical Records [ Source: Motion Computing and Intel Corporation ]

August 2011- This case study highlights how Nurtingen Hospital secured its EMR data, realized a 40% productivity increase on routine processes, and reduced errors by leveraging tablet PCs to access key hospital information systems. This initiative has also helped to improve interaction, communication, and delivery of care to patients.

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