Calling the shortage of information security professionals "dire," a new report says there is an "economic ripple effect across the globe," that includes healthcare organizations. And the finding that more than 66 percent of CIOs are short-staffed does not help.
Physicians interviewed in ONC-sponsored focus groups are either implementing or looking forward to seamless electronic health information exchange technology, while some are weary with parts of the journey.
Many federal programs in some ways define the huge interoperability and health information exchange problem that is still ahead of us. John Loonsk and Cheryl Campbell explain why the government should look to information technologies, such as cloud computing, where it can while pushing the country to digitize the healthcare system.
As healthcare providers implement health IT to comply with federal mandates and participate in quality of care programs, VNA solutions can play a critical role in helping them meet their needs today and in their future IT initiatives. Forward-thinking healthcare providers around the world are already successfully meeting this challenge with VNA. Download this Healthcare IT News eBook to learn how VNA enables exchange, supports data consolidation and IT simplification.
In this one hour webinar, Thomson Reuters and Verisys will outline several key areas of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and screening requirements. An overview of available public records data as well as strengths and weaknesses of various datasets will be discussed. We invite an open discussion to elaborate on the efficiencies that can be seen when the correct data is applied to the compliance workflow.
Designed for IT professionals, developers, and integrators creating and customizing healthcare systems and software, ABBYY experts will demonstrate how the newest data capture technologies can streamline information management in healthcare systems. We will demonstrate real world examples of how the latest technologies are used by current solution providers, and show how ABBYY technologies can be used to extract locked information from medical documentation. A pre-sales engineer will be available during this webinar to answer any questions regarding integrating these capabilities.
The healthcare sector is adopting enterprise hybrid cloud across the provider, payer, and life sciences segments with the goal of improving the quality of care, reducing costs, and increasing responsiveness to risk. This industry brief goes over some results of the CIO Global Cloud Computing Adoption Study, a recent survey by IDG Research, and outlines the common hybrid cloud use cases for healthcare organizations. It also details a real-world example of how cloud computing is being used to achieve greater business agility.
This video will outline the benefits of BizCloud for Government, the industry's first federal private cloud, which incorporates commercial best practices and is designed to meet federal security requirements. This video showcases a broad spectrum of cloud viewpoints from speakers including VCE's Michael Canellas and President of the North American Public Sector. Learn to deliver efficiencies to your agency, as well as shape, transform and manage applications to your cloud.
Facing pressure to reduce costs, increase operational efficiency and achieve mission goals, government agencies and other organizations are moving forward with their cloud adoption strategies. Many organizations want the security and exclusivity of a private cloud with the pay-as-you-go economic model of a public cloud. Hear about how you can have all the commercial advantages of the public cloud while satisfying your need to mitigate risk and keep data secure.
IT services are easier than ever to procure and provision – leading to the rise of so-called “shadow IT” groups, where executives are bypassing IT departments and using cloud computing and their own devices to bring capabilities online quickly. In this Town Hall featuring former CIA and NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden and CSC experts, we take a close look at the business drivers behind shadow IT and how IT organizations can respond.
With the current interest in electronic health records and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, healthcare organizations need to use new technologies to reduce costs, improve performance and accelerate efforts to achieve meaningful use. Hear how you can leverage the cloud, and what you should be doing now to understand your options and related risks.
Evolving information technology is driving a revolution in the business of government. The arrival of cloud computing was the first in many dominos that have fallen into patterns that now represent an entirely new way of conducting business. The federal government’s embrace of cloud computing, not just as a technology but as a business model, will make it very easy for the government to procure and consume IT services and lower its cost of operations in the near term. Download this white paper and hear how government is putting the cloud to work for them.
Healthcare is dominated by the need for the sharing of detailed patient information as a result of today's information age. But it's also the focal point of the debate of how information is shared versus protecting the need for privacy, security and confidentiality. Data protection is paramount in today’s virtual environment and implementing a Secure Information Exchange (SIE) now will help organizations save both themselves and their patients down the road.
Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are private health plans that have contracted with Medicare to receive a fixed monthly fee in exchange for providing comprehensive healthcare to plan members. In order to provide appropriate care to beneficiaries with varying medical conditions, plans are paid according to the Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) score of each patient. Insufficient documentation of chronic conditions can be an obstacle to MA reimbursement. However, even when a condition has been properly documented by the provider, it is often not coded and submitted to Medicare. Read this white paper to learn how to take the complexity out of MA reimbursement.
Is this the beginning of the end of health IT's coveted bipartisan support? That, and NYeC's Digital Health Conference 2012, CDC on the verge of opening its cloud to public health, the Government Health IT Virtual Briefing, a debate, and more.