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.
This whitepaper discusses features and benefits of an EHR system, government incentives, sources for ROI (return on investment) as well as building the business case for EHR. It also addresses areas of efficiency savings and reductions in "soft costs."
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.
This in-depth, highly topical white paper describes how today's healthcare providers can leverage mobility with data capture at the point of care to enhance patient care, advance EHR adoption and increase clinician efficiency and satisfaction.
It demonstrates how healthcare providers can: accelerate the provider's journey in ensuring better patient care through electronic data capture; build a foundation around mobility and data capture to improve quality of care, patient safety and provider/patient satisfaction; ...
October 2012- Healthcare providers are beginning to leverage big data as an increasingly important asset. But the explosion of data, fueled in large part by the growth of electronic medical records (EMRs), is presenting significant challenges for healthcare IT organizations, including how to manage and store all of this data and siloed storage infrastructures that make it difficult for institutions to share medical records across various departments. Fortunately, solutions are available to help healthcare organizations better manage ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Despite its increased spending, the healthcare industry struggles to deliver the right care, to the right patients, at the right time. The healthcare industry is turning to digital information and resources to improve quality of care while simultaneously reducing costs.
In this paper, learn how technology can be leveraged to increase consumer access and value, improve quality and outcomes, and build sustainable, cost-efficient healthcare systems.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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- 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.
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!
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 ...
July 2010- Through process automation and security control enforcement, Lumension eases the healthcare IT security compliance burden by delivering on the six elements of compliance economy: agility, consistency, efficiency, transparency, accountability, and security.
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.
June 2010- If a server goes down in a hospital, it is a matter of life and death. Learn how healthcare IT managers are keeping their data centers up and running 24/7 with an infrastructure that is robust enough to support new healthcare IT initiatives, including Electronic Medical Records systems.
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