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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.

Improve Healthcare and Life Sciences with a Smarter Process Approach [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- A Smarter Process vision for healthcare. We live in an era in which customers expect perfection from their service providers. With competitors only a click (or tap) away, companies have a strong incentive to deliver flawless operations. Online retailers have set a high bar - in the way they engage customers throughout the entire sales process -not just during the commercial transaction, but before, during and after the transaction. Can healthcare and life sciences meet ...

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.

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.

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 ...

How Technology Executives are Managing the Shift to BYOD Abstract [ Source: HP ]

October 2012- As healthcare personnel increasingly use their own mobile devices at work, IT departments need to ensure a high-level of data protection, manageability, and regulatory compliance. With the increase in productivity and collaboration comes the need for incremental server, storage and networking requirements.

This whitepaper discusses the benefits and challenges of BYOD and how client virtualization, virtual desktop strategies and solutions that address multivendor device management can help IT departments maintain control.


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 ...

Selecting the right EHR for the Life of your Practice and Your Patients [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

February 2013- 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.

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HP Server and Storage Technology Helps Drive Hospitals EMR adoption [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

July 2012- 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.

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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 ...

Redefining Value and Success in Healthcare: Charting the path to the future [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

HP's prescription for next-generation data center networks [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

November 2011- 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.

Securing critical data and IT infrastructure in healthcare environments [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

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.

Healthcare Disaster Recovery Whitepaper [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

February 2013- 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Managing FDA regulatory compliance with IBM Rational solutions [ Source: IBM ]

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.

Healthcare Organizations Merge to Save $4 million [ Source: Lawson Software ]

September 2011- 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 ...

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, ...

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