Data driven tools and analytics can uncover a wealth of new savings opportunities for surgery centers and surgical hospitals. And you usually don’t have to search far to uncover the savings. You can immediately tap into one source of data to find these opportunities. Every Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System offers a set of standard reports. Stored inside are at least five ways to save. Download this whitepaper to learn about these five opportunities
Published By: VersaSuite
Published Date: Aug 13, 2013
Healthcare providers do not have to live with functionality interruptions and budget strains created by an EHR that does not fit the facility. VersaSuite delivers a customizable EHR/HIS system to streamline the entire range of healthcare business processes.
Consolidation in the healthcare industry has reached a record pace. The volume of organizational change has generated solid templates and best practices for change management. In addition, technological advances provide opportunities for sophisticated data analytics and systems integrations. By identifying and taking advantage of these technologies, healthcare organizations can increase the odds of successful integrations that result in greater agility decrease their cost base, and improve the quality of care they provide.
Published By: DrFirst
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Sebasticook Valley Health’s Emergency Department found that when it came to obtaining medication history, DrFirst’s MedHx(SM) solution provided vast improvements over the built-in feed from their integrated electronic medical records system. The hospital did a side by side comparison of MedHx(SM) and their existing feed, and determined that MedHx(SM) provided superior results, which reduced staff time spent on medication reconciliation, improved patient safety and enabled the hospital pharmacy, as well as doctors and nurses, to be more proactive in pulling medication history upon patient admission.
Electronic health records (EHRs) are necessary, but were not designed to anchor population health management (PHM). This is partly because they lack semantic interoperability, which is the ability of disparate information systems to share data and enable communications among users in a meaningful way.
This paper explains how an approach that includes a care collaboration platform can manage population health by aggregating and normalizing the necessary data.
Health care is often considered a lucrative business for those involved in waste, fraud and abuse. Today’s ever-accelerating technology changes make data related to health care, medical and financial issues even more attractive (and profitable) to cybercriminals who sell medical identities and siphon money from stolen financial records. Risks are exponentially increased because of organizations’ reliance on electronic systems for mission-critical functions. According to 61% of respondents to the SANS 2014 State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations survey, medical/health record systems
are considered the most at-risk information asset among the 224 health care-related organizations represented in the survey.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
To support ongoing expansion and transformation, the Froedtert & MCW health network needed to boost system performance and upgrade its electronic health record software.
The organization migrated to IBM® FlashSystem® and IBM Power® E870, which helped them increase their storage density by 22x and reduced cut in read-time for EHR databases by 50%.
"In healthcare, as the trends supporting eHealth accelerate, the need for scalable, reliable, and secure network infrastructures will only grow. This white paper describes the key factors and technologies to consider when building a private network for healthcare sector enterprises, including:
Transport Network Equipment
Outside Fiber Plant
Reliability, Redundancy, and Protection
Services, Operation, Program Management, and Maintenance
Download our white paper to learn more."
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
Hospitals and healthcare providers are united under one central mission: to provide exceptional care to patients while keeping costs down. Increasingly, that’s being accomplished through technology, and healthcare providers are becoming incredibly dependent on IT for their day-to-day operations.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
There are several reasons for this, including the inability of healthcare institutions to constantly monitor post-operative deterioration as well as patient's inability to visit the healthcare center for post-operation followups. Most of the patient data is recorded manually. This data is often weaned from displays of multiple monitoring devices like vitals monitor, infusion pumps, and ventilators. More often than not, these devices do not talk to each other or to a central system.
Doctors, nurses, or other care-givers manually note down patient statistics in their files and notepads. Even though the healthcare industry is in the throes of digitization, there's still a lot of paper doing the rounds. eventually, the data from these physical sheets might be fed into an electronic system, but there is a high chance of error in that process.
Atrius Health Chief Information Security Officer Chris Diguette oversees security for Atrius Health, the largest physician-led healthcare provider in the northeastern US. The organization is recognized nationally for its use of health information technology. Diguette is also CIO of the VNA Care Network, a home healthcare provider and subsidiary of Atrius Health. As CISO, Diguette and his team work to implement and maintain a security infrastructure
that safeguards the organization’s critical health information systems and applications, such as its Epic Systems Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system and the personal data of more than 675,000 patients at 29 facilities in eastern and central Massachusetts.
The risks of irregular maintenance and non-compliance of IT and security policies are not only measured in dollars lost but in lives saved. With such a complex and critical proposition, efficiency is paramount to fulfilling the organization’s mission of providing quality, timely patient care.
The long migration to electronic health records (EHRs) in the U.S. is set to speed up with the funding authorized by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. But what are the specific risks when clinicians can’t access electronic health records? How far-reaching are the consequences when EHR data is lost, or its integrity is compromised? This paper looks at the mission-critical role of EHR systems, and introduces availability solutions that build in uptime protection to ensure the continuity of operation that both caregivers and patients can depend on.
In 2010, Queens Pediatrics began evaluating Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions to improve access to patient records. The practice’s affiliation with North Shore LIJ prompted it to evaluate solutions from Allscripts. North Shore LIJ is the largest user of Allscripts system and provides a financial subsidy to its affiliated practices that adopt the solutions.
The challenge for Queens Pediatrics was the small size of its offices, which didn’t provide enough room for multiple workstations or to move mobile computer carts through the hallways. “There were only two options. The physicians either had to use a laptop or we had to have a PC in each room, and that doesn’t work well in a pediatric office,” said Janette Finn, the Practice Manager at Queens Pediatrics.
Download this Case Study to find out the Solution to the challenges Queens Pediatrics faced.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Mar 31, 2009
HIPAA requires businesses that handle personal health information (PHI) to set up strong controls to ensure the security and integrity of that information. Learn how Tripwire Enterprise helps meet the detailed technical requirements of HIPAA and delivers continuous compliance.
In their efforts to keep up with these varied needs, healthcare organizations are experiencing a proliferation of assets and asset types. But assets themselves are experiencing a convergence. Clinical devices for patient monitoring and care, building systems for cooling and lighting, and technology devices for communications and record keeping share a common foundation. An enterprise asset management system can be at the core of this transformation. Download the whitepaper to learn more.
Many healthcare providers have gone through several challenging years of organizing their electronic records systems. And during that time, consumer-driven healthcare has gained momentum. This executive brief explains how an IBM WebSphere Portal software–based solution can provide a flexible and valuable long-term solution compared to other options, with personalized user experiences that help deliver agile, security-rich access to relevant information.
Get this free white paper to read why mass casualty and other public health emergencies create a demand for information within hospitals, between hospitals, between hospitals and local incident command centers, and between local, statewide and multi-state incident command centers and agencies.
Published By: SpringCM
Published Date: Dec 06, 2006
A New York based psychiatric hospital maintains a record system to manage basic data entry and patient information. However, the organization did not have a central source for patient records, accompanying doctors’ notes, x-rays or other relevant information. Download this case study and learn how they overcame this challenge.