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.
This IDC Health Insights white paper identifies the key benefits from desktop virtualization in the clinical environment and presents case studies from three hospitals with detailed interviews, adopting desktop virtualization in the clinical environment.
Read the report to find out how desktop virtualization has helped these organizations improve efficiency in the IT department, drive adoption of EMR applications, and support clinician mobility with wireless access, various client hardware options, and single sign-on.
The move from paper-based medical records systems to electronic medical records (EMR) technology is meant to patient outcomes, increasing clinician productivity, and lowering costs. However, access to patient information must not only be secure, but also fast, convenient and reliable. Technologies that provide security but frustrate clinicians will slow EMR adoption to a crawl.
In this white paper, you'll learn how you can solve this "last mile" problem and maximize user adoption by ...
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (MHHS) was managing an extremely complicated procurement to payment (P2P) system that consumed countless staff hours and cost $50 each for thousands of paper-based financial transactions and reconciliations every month.
Learn how MHHS was able to shift from a paper-driven system to an electronic payment and invoicing model and review the benefits - including cost savings of $11 per invoice.
February 2012- If you're an IT exec at a healthcare organization responsible for maintaining systems and end users, smoothing out electronic medical records implementations, and modernizing your mobility and desktop solutions, take a dose of this Windows 7 desktop migration strategy. You'll have happy healthcare systems and improve patient care!
When you think of IT disaster recovery for a hospital, you might envision a plan for protecting critical patient data if the facility is struck by a flood or a fire.
What does not immediately come to mind are events such as when a construction crew cuts a cable and brings a network down, removing the healthcare organization’s lifeline.
This whitepaper is a rich media document, and includes IDC Analyst ...
February 2011- Read this white paper by Don Tapscott and explore the criteria best-in-class hospitals use for selecting business intelligence solutions. Companies that learn to effectively harness the information generated by their IT systems will enjoy substantial productivity improvements.
In the healthcare industry, medical image archives are growing exponentially. More studies, larger studies, longer retention, and new modalities are all driving the dramatic increase in storage needs . Facing this growth, healthcare information technology (IT) departments are seeking a way to reduce image archiving costs.
Cloud-based archiving is gaining adoption in healthcare as a means to enable disaster recovery, image availability, and even image sharing among physicians and specialists. As more cloud-based image ...
December 2010- When you’re planning an upgrade to Windows 7, one major factor is budget planning. This tech brief will discuss the three main - and sometimes overlooked - budget considerations every company should keep in mind.
December 2010- A Windows 7 deployment will likely involve hundreds or thousands of PCs, with some in distributed and remote locations. This introduces several challenges. Read this white paper to learn best practices for reducing the costs associated with a Windows 7 deployment, improving the speed at which a deployment is completed, and reducing risks.
December 2010- Organizations today are under increased pressure to secure their computers, protect their users' and customers' data, and comply with new regulations. Download this paper to learn how Dell computers running Microsoft Windows 7 can help you make your operations more secure and meet compliance requirements.
December 2010- Making an operating system change can sometimes introduce problems. Business applications that are customized to work with a particular OS might not necessarily work smoothly with a new one. Download this paper to learn how to prepare for an OS migration, identify potential application compatibility problems, and what software compatibility options are available to you today.
When it comes to healthcare IT systems, downtime is not an option. To ensure patient data is always available at the point of care, the hospital’s network closet IT infrastructure – power, cooling and monitoring – must be properly designed. In this paper, you’ll learn the essential points IT and facility managers need to know when evaluating the benefits and costs associated with powering and cooling a hospital’s network closets.
October 2010- This article shows how enterprise content management software, business process automation, and smart integration combine to enable the efficient and secure exchange of meaningful information. Deficiency chart tracking, invoice processing, and patient services are highlighted.
July 2010- As the electronic medical records revolution takes hold of the healthcare industry, the benefits and drawbacks of digitized health documentation are being revealed.
May 2010- HP can help healthcare organizations increase the competitive health of their business operations. A converged infrastructure built around HP Integrity servers can help healthcare providers deliver quality patient care by reducing IT costs and increasing patient satisfaction.
Information technology is being integrated throughout healthcare operations to improve patient care, service levels and operating costs. Through the use of technologies such as digital diagnostic equipment, electronic medical records and patient RFID, the healthcare industry is benefiting significantly from increased accuracy and efficiency. However, heightened technologies raise a need for infrastructural technologies, such as power protection.
The Joint Commission requires healthcare facilities by code to have a backup generator in place – not ...
January 2009- Whether the system is a customer-facing online ordering application or a back-office communications platform, the business runs on information. The costs of data loss or system downtime are high. That is why managing business risk begins with managing data access, data availability, and application response times.
September 2009- Healthcare payers and providers are facing two major compliance initiatives over the next couple of years: conversion from the HIPAA 4010 electronic transaction set to the 5010 set and conversion from ICD-9 codesets to ICD-10. These initiatives will impact nearly every core process, system and interface across the industry, and industry costs are expected to be in the billions of dollars. Although compared by pundits with the Y2K initiative, the twin HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 conversion initiatives ...
April 2009- This article discusses RAC audits for healthcare and shows how enterprise content management facilitates successful audits. Information storage, retrieval, access, security, and enhancing patient care by interfacing with EHR/EMR records are discussed.
July 2008- This paper addresses ways healthcare organizations can expand their use of technology beyond electronic health records. According to Healthcare Financial Management ("Six steps to an effective denials management program," September 2005), "Studies have suggested that implementing an effective denials management program can have a more dramatic impact on improving the bottom line than any other single revenue-generation or cost reduction initiative. The consensus is that an effective denials management strategy is crucial to minimizing a healthcare ...
January 2008- With 4.5 million members, Christelijke Mutualiteit (LCM) is Belgiums largest health insurance organization. The company wanted to ensure the stability of the organizations IT systems, which process more than a million transactions each day. The company challenge was to implement a tool to monitor, measure, manage, and report on availability and performance of IT systems. They Implemented Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control to proactively monitor the status of all business applications, databases, and application ...
January 2008- The MaRS Discovery District is a next-generation research facility, whose success was a leading-edge information technology infrastructure capable of serving as the foundation for advanced collaboration and research. A Nortel Unified Communications Solution consisting of voice, data and video enabling multimedia collaboration, high-performance reliable networking and secure mobile communications. The Nortel Multimedia Communication Server 5100 - along with Nortels Communication Server 1000, CallPilot and IP telephones delivered a carrier-grade multimedia communications platform, while Nortel Ethernet Routing ...
January 2008- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is a 520-bed, acute-care hospital in Englewood, New Jersey. It is affiliated with the Mount Sinai school of medicine in New York. The hospital has more than 650 physicians and 2,500 staffers, working on about 1,000 desktop computers. Instead of running several versions of the Windows operating system, the hospital wanted to standardize for easier maintenance and security management. It also sought to attract and retain a tech-savvy work force. Englewood Hospital worked ...
January 2008- Estimation of the effect of a treatment or exposure with a causal interpretation from studies where exposure is not randomized may be biased if confounding and selection bias are not taken into appropriate account. Such adjustment for confounding is often carried out through regression modeling of the relationships among treatment, confounders, and outcome. The paper has developed a simple SAS macro for obtaining doubly robust estimates. This paper from SAS will present sample code and ...
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