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 ...
November 2009- The ability of tenants to create custom views, data structures, and workflows is critical to the success of software as a service. In this paper, we explore the variety of configurable options, typical technical challenges, and common approaches for optimizing SaaS configurability.
September 2009- The HITECH Act portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is changing healthcare today. Healthcare organizations receiving Medicare and/or Medicaid funds will be awarded incentives or be significantly penalized based on how quickly they adopt an Electronic Healthcare Record system. Immediate but prudent action must be taken by healthcare organizations that do not wish to incur penalties. This white paper defines the Act, guidelines, potential incentives and penalties, questions to ask vendors, and ...
August 2009- Real-time locating systems (RTLS) are becoming mainstream in healthcare environments. Although currently there is only a 29% adoption rate, this number is expected to grow to nearly 70% by 2011. However, there are many different RTLS offerings as well as remarkable variation in the implementation processes, functionality, and long-term success with each system. This white paper explores the implementation costs between two popular RTLS solutions: Wi-Fi RFID (radio frequency identification) from Cisco and hardwired Infrared-RFID from Versus, and ...
July 2009- Although changes have been considered for years and repeatedly delayed, electronic medical records now hold a top spot in our country’s strategic move to improve quality care while allaying ballooning costs. This article discusses how enterprise content management software can serve as a stepping stone to electronic medical records.
January 2008- The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, integrating research and clinical care wanted to improve the flow of its data. Because of its unique and sophisticated needs, M. D. Anderson chose to build an electronic medical record system in-house, with a service-oriented architecture to connect and display data using the Microsoft .NET Framework. With the help of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Avanade, M. D. Anderson implemented standards and processes to develop a sophisticated ...
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