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Responding to Unpopular HIPAA Disclosure Requirements [ Source: Absolute Software ]

September 2014- The question is not whether healthcare consumers will ultimately get the right to learn of disclosures of their data, but when. Senior IT leaders and business executives in healthcare organizations that use lobbyists should focus on regulators' renewed attention to this long-dormant HIPAA issue.

HIPAA Violations Incur Multi-Million Dollar Penalties [ Source: Absolute Software ]

August 2014- HIPAA regulations have undergone major changes in the last few years, giving both the federal and state Governments new powers and enhanced resources to pursue HIPAA violations. Read about some recent breaches that cost the violating parties significant penalties and learn about the measures that can be put in place to help maintain compliance.

Healthcare Reform Will Talk SMAC [ Source: ISG ]

February 2014- The Affordable Care Act creates a powerful set of incentives to expose and eliminate inefficiency and drive a transition from the existing fee-for-services model to bundled payments and outcome-based service delivery across treatments and supply chains. In this emerging environment, insurers will transform into true "wellness" companies, with a financial stake in improving the health of their covered populations.

The disruptive technologies of social media, mobility, analytics and big data and Cloud (SMAC) ...

Addressing social determinants and their impact on healthcare [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- This Executive Overview examines the social determinants of health and the benefits associated with taking a holistic approach to health care that includes addressing these determinants. And it also discusses the implications that taking a smarter approach to care has for policy makers.

IBM Curam Solution for Healthcare Reform [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- IBM Curam Solution for Healthcare Reform empowers agencies to meet the ACA 2014 deadline while investing in a platform for the future capable of meeting the long-term goals of the organization.

As HIPAA Regulations Get Teeth, Healthcare Firms Feel The Bite [ Source: Absolute Software ]

October 2013- The threat of fines and decrees for noncompliance with HIPAA regulations has become real and palpable, resulting in covered entities and business associates increasing IT security spending, attempting to ward off costly compliance audits. Read this Gartner report to learn about the impact this has on healthcare organizations and the recommendations by Gartner to help your organization minimize risk and remain compliant.

Consumer Directed Health-Care [ Source: Alegeus ]

September 2013- The premise of Consumer Directed Healthcare is: if consumers are made more accountable for the cost of their healthcare, they will become more responsible healthcare consumers - and overall healthcare costs will decrease. The rising cost of healthcare in the US has been well documented - and is growing at unsustainable rates. Health insurance premiums have outpaced wages and inflation every year since 1998. As a result, employers - who continue to bear the majority of ...

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.

Business Agility & the True Economics of Cloud Computing [ Source: VMware ]

June 2013- Read the results of a McKinsey & Company survey that reveals a direct link between implementing cloud computing and improving business agility.

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

April 2013- Across the healthcare industry,forward-thinking organizations are developing new competencies in anticipation of the opportunities that come with industry-wide transformation. They are positioning themselves for success. And they are defining the future of healthcare. Will your organization be ready? The shift away from volume-based, fee-for-service reimbursement models is fueling widespread transformation throughout the healthcare ecosystem, laying the foundation for a more purposeful and integrated system to emerge. It also means that every member of the ...

3 Steps to Faster EMR Adoption with Desktop Virtualization and SSO [ Source: VMware ]

March 2013- Virtual Desktops Deliver Tangible Benefits in Hospitals

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turning Strategy and Innovation into Success - Driving revenue and profit growth for healthcare product portfolios [ Source: IBM ]

May 2012- Every day, life sciences companies' such as those in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields' gamble with their futures, making bets big and small and risking "currency" in the form of their strategic direction, their processes for innovating and the success of their product portfolios.

This white paper describes how to connect all areas of your enterprise to help create the right strategies to deliver the right products to the right marketplace ...

The value of analytics in healthcare: From insights to outcomes [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- 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 2012- Even as medical science advances, demand for health services increasingly outstrips supply, revealing critical flaws in the systems we use to deliver care.

In some countries healthcare costs are growing twice as fast as inflation; in the United States alone more than $850 billion is wasted each year on things like duplicate lab tests, preventable conditions, and inefficient paper-based systems; and millions of people every year are injured because of prescription medication errors.

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 ...

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 ...

HIPAA Update: Keeping Compliant with the Latest Healthcare Email Security Regulations [ Source: Proofpoint ]

October 2011- Judging from both the HITECH Act included in the stimulus bill and the FTC's multi-million dollar penalty against CVS, this much is clear: the U.S. federal government has gotten serious about enforcing HIPAA security regulations.

Enterprises need a secure mail solution that is automated and comprehensive. By taking steps now to implement automated, comprehensive email security, healthcare organizations and their business partners can reap the undisputed operational benefits of email communications while ...

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