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Accelerate Healthcare Reform with Information Technology [ Source: VMware ]

June 2013- As healthcare reform deadlines rapidly approach, choosing the right IT platform will be critical to the success or failure of new services and exchanges. This solution brief provides an overview of how VMware is helping healthcare organizations to future-proof the entire IT care environment.

Improve Outcomes with the VMware Care Systems Analytics Solution [ Source: VMware ]

June 2013- Information informs patient care. With more accurate data, caregivers can deliver better outcomes, faster. Yet, this reality is only possible when care systems are effectively managed to streamline complexity and support big data. This white paper examines how VMware is delivering new levels of automation, analytics and intelligent policy management to modernize and improve healthcare IT architectures.

The Value of Analytics in Healthcare [ Source: IBM ]

April 2013- Healthcare organizations around the world are challenged by pressures to reduce costs, improve coordination and outcomes, provide more with less and be more patient-centric. Yet, at the same time, evidence is mounting that the industry is increasingly challenged by entrenched inefficiencies and suboptimal clinical outcomes.

Read this paper to learn how building analytics competency can help these organizations harness Big Data to create actionable insights, set their future vision, improve outcomes and reduce ...

The Case For Smarter Healthcare [ Source: IBM ]

April 201- Even as medical science advances, demand for health services increasingly outstrips supply, revealing critical flaws in the systems we use to deliver care. Aging populations and an onslaught of avoidable diseases are pushing many healthcare systems to the breaking point. Much of this unsustainable trajectory can be attributed to the considerable complexity of these healthcare systems. Most of them consist of vast networks of physicians, specialists, patients, pharmacies, insurers and hospitals - all of which ...

Enabling Healthcare Transformation with Social Business [ Source: IBM ]

April 2013- By embracing and cultivating a spirit of collaboration and community, internally and externally, social business is helping people and their organizations deliver significant returns on the time invested. Social business is important for healthcare transformation because it connects care providers and helps them achieve patient-centered collaboration by empowering and engaging patients and providers.

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 ...

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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Unified management supports the convergence of healthcare assets [ Source: IBM ]

November 2012- In their efforts to keep up with these varied needs, healthcare organizations are experiencing a proliferation of assets and assettypes. But assets themselves are experiencing a convergence. Clinical devices for patient monitoring and care, building systems for cooling and lig hting, and technology devices forcommunications and recordkeeping share a common foundation.

An enterprise asset management system can be at the core of thistransformation. It can help improve patient care by providingimproved visibility and ...

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 ...

Patient satisfaction: Meeting healthcare's most fundamental mission [ Source: IBM ]

May 2012- As hospitals and clinics strive to boost operational efficiency metrics and rein in rising costs, patient satisfaction is perhaps the best indicator of how a healthcare organization is succeeding in its mission. In an increasingly competitive environment, patient satisfaction is frequently used as a measure that influences accreditation and licensure, compensation under ?pay for performance programs? and quality rankings that affect the choices of well-informed customers. Learn how predictive analytics help healthcare organizations collect and ...

Redefining Value in Healthcare: Innovating to expand access, improve quality and reduce costs of care [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- Despite its increased spending, the healthcare industry struggles to deliver the right care, to the right patients, at the right time. The healthcare industry is turning to digital information and resources to improve quality of care while simultaneously reducing costs.

In this paper, learn how technology can be leveraged to increase consumer access and value, improve quality and outcomes, and build sustainable, cost-efficient healthcare systems.

Fade or flourish? Rethinking the role of life sciences companies in the healthcare ecosystem [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- The life sciences industry stands at a crossroads. Its business model is broken, and the surrounding healthcare ecosystem is changing dramatically. So how should companies respond?

They can carry on as normal and potentially fade into insignificance or completely rethink how they engage with the other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem in an effort to flourish anew.

In today's increasingly complex and fast-changing environment, business model innovation is critical to success. ...

Healthcare: Riding a Storm of Change [ Source: IBM ]

February 2012- The healthcare sector is in the midst of a revolution on that will change almost every aspect of the industry, from the back-office processes associated with managing the relationship between service buyers and service deliverers, to the way in which patient data is stored, analyzed and shared, and in the way that patient care is delivered on the front line.

This paper sets out to describe the way in which a number of ...

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.

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.

Successful EHR Change Management [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

February 2013- There are many important factors to consider when rolling out an EHR implementation, and one of the most important is getting your people behind the change. This paper provides insight into where your staff may be in terms of resistance to or support for new EHR system, and walks you through the process of making sure they have tools, training and support to move through the transition successfully.

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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 ...

Foundations for the Future: Building a Better ACO [ Source: Optum ]

September 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) and private ACO-like models, 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 aligned, connected and intelligent. With these initiatives gaining momentum ...

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.

Mobile Clinical Assistants: Your Questions Answered [ Source: Motion Computing and Intel Corporation ]

August 2011- Given the potential for improved quality of care, cost savings, and patient safety benefits, optimizing mobility for healthcare applications is too important to ignore.

In this paper, VDC Research examines the key questions surrounding the adoption of the Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) in healthcare environments.

The State of EHR Adoption: On The Road to Improving Patient Safety [ Source: VMware ]

January 2012- Despite being identified as an essential tool to support quality care initiatives, improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs, electronic medical and health record (EMR/EHR) systems have been stuck in a slow growth cycle. However, pressure is quickly mounting on caregivers to adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of EMR/EHR technology.

Healthcare Informatics Research recently interviewed nearly 500 healthcare organizations to shed light on the current state of EMR/EHR adoption.


Assuring Regulatory Compliance, ePHI Protection, and Secure Healthcare Delivery [ Source: Trend Micro ]

March 2010- While electronic health records (EHR) will ultimately lead to more efficient patient care, they also increase the criminal appeal of attack and an institutionís vulnerability to large-scale ePHI breach. Learn how Trend Micro Enterprise Security provides cost-effective solutions that ensure compliance, maximize protection, and enable strategic business and IT initiatives.

Securing Critical Data And IT Infrastructure In Healthcare [ Source: TippingPoint ]

December 2005- Healthcare organizations are in the midst of a complete turnaround in regard to information security and privacy. Times have changed. Through the onslaught of regulations and privacy liability, healthcare organizations are changing course. Learn how Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) can address the challenges of todayís healthcare organizations.

Re-engineering The Wireless Network In Healthcare [ Source: Radiant Networks ]

July 2008- The Radiant Networks StatAware Healthcare solution tracks equipment, medical staff, and patients to improve workflow, reduce costs, and increase satisfaction. The StatAware solution has combined the Cisco Unified Wireless Network and Mobility Services Engine with AeroScoutís WiFi-based RFID tags and MobileView application to cost effectively automate asset management.

Norwegian Healthcare Provider Enhances Patient Care With Improved Team Working [ Source: Microsoft ]

January 2008- Helse Bergen Haukeland University Hospital is a major healthcare trust in Norway with 11 institutions, 1,100 hospital beds and 8,500 employees. Helse Bergen employees stored and distributed important documents, like patient treatment procedures, using paper files and a group-wide intranet that was several years old. This made it difficult for employees to find documents relevant to their specific roles and departments. Using Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the IT team replaced existing system. The employees can ...

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