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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
November 2011- Through a robust intrusion prevention reference architecture as detailed in this white paper, the HP TippingPoint IPS helps healthcare organizations get a high level of security and privacy of patient information while providing legitimate access to data and high availability.
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 ...
Bridgehead Software, the Healthcare Storage Virtualization (HSV) company, offers a scalable, future-proof platform to overcome rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around the access, availability and protection of electronic patient data.
Trusted by more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide, Bridgehead Software solves healthcare organizations backup, recovery and archiving challenges.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about why backup and disaster recovery matter more than ever, and to ...
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 ...
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 ...
September 2011- Rational's solutions for systems and software engineering can assist healthcare companies with reaching FDA compliance goals through integration, collaboration, automation and reporting. The solutions support the creation and management of life-cycle work products necessary to fulfill FDA regulations and guidelines.
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.
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 ...
Healthcare reform is the hot topic right now, but other legislation frequently goes into effect that impacts healthcare organizations. For example, the Stark IV regulation states that healthcare organizations cannot refer patients to ancillary services owned by the same organization.
This posed a threat to Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Clinic Association because they both operated as unique entities but relied heavily on each other.
Learn how Carle Hospital and Carle Clinic successfully ...
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, ...
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.
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.
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.
January 2012- Read this solution brief outlines the benefits of protecting your clinical IT infrastructure with AlwaysOn Point of Care. This validated solution architecture combines products and services from VMware, VCE and other providers to meet stringent requirements for availability, security, elastic scaling, rapid and automated provisioning, high capacity, and low latency with no single point of failure.
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 ...
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 ...
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