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.
As mobile adoption increases, deploying a platform that supports your customer base across all channels, is essential. And having the tools to create your mobile use case in weeks instead of months is a competitive advantage. Explore the value of a mobile engagement platform that meets your customers where they are with comprehensive, real-time mobile capabilities.
Learn how your organization can build and deploy mobile customer engagement solutions from mobile image capture, mobile ...
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 ...
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) ...
December 2013- To optimize patient, provider, payer and life sciences outcomes, organizations must drive analytics not just across the enterprise, but throughout the healthcare ecosystem.
December 2013- In the scientific community, efficient processors, a fast connection and reliable servers allow scientists more time to concentrate on their fields - and less on their hardware. Read the white paper to find out how one laboratory optimizes flexible computing capabilities, reducing the pressure on its high-performance computing resources.
December 2013- Successful cloud deployments are able to efficiently manage individuals - access to resources and protect data from loss or corruption. However, when data volumes are excessive, the task can be overwhelming. Read the white paper and learn how IBM solutions can help to consolidate and centrally manage information securely.
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 ...
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.
June 2013- Read the results of a McKinsey & Company survey that reveals a direct link between implementing cloud computing and improving business agility.
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.
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.
March 2013- Virtual Desktops Deliver Tangible Benefits in Hospitals
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 lighting, 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 providing improved visibility and ...
This whitepaper discusses foundational criteria for selecting the right EHR solution. Author Justin Barnes is chairman emeritus of the national Electronic Health Record Association, and is VP of marketing, industry affairs and government affairs, for Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
Learn how Maricopa Integrated Health System approached EMR implmentation - what they realized in terms of IT improvements and business benefits, including the hospital's - eligibility to receive an estimated $15 million in federal funding.
Hospitals must secure, protect, and manage the rapid growth of digital patient information. The paper discusses a better way to address these needs, including "healthcare archive" storage as an IT service.
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 ...
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 ...
Transformation of the healthcare industry is finally happening, and with dramatic energy, driven by a fundamental shift in the expectations of all stakeholders - patients, governments, payers, employers and providers.
Today, the market is rejecting the three major structural deficiencies that have resulted in the industry's systemic challenges:
1) An over-emphasis on expensive advances in medical technology that yield incremental improvements in outcomes, with inadequate consideration to cost
2) The myopic focus on ...
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