Despite the frustration and the jokes around iEHR, real data exchange is happening between the DoD and VA and the potential to build on that for the future resides in creatively using resources built in the past.
Saying that the proposed legislation would address "the failure of DoD and VA to develop a single unified medical record," one of the bill's backers explains that it would require VA and DoD to prove they are implementing a plan for that single medical record.
As news of backlogs in veterans benefits continues to make headlines, lawmakers are pushing for answers on digital information exchange from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel -- who frankly described problems in the plans and cancelled an RFP, saying he'd have clarification plans soon.
The U.K.'s NHS and the VHA are both looking to digital health tools to improve care for aging patients managing chronic conditions. The U.K. think tank 2020health hopes the two systems can learn from each other.
The VA's Office of the Inspector General has found VA medical centers sending patient data unencrypted over the Internet and potentially exposing IP addresses, amid an apparent delay in IT security implementation.
The current agenda is clear: wherever possible, reduce costs and
improve quality-of-care services. These directives are in perfect
alignment with the role of virtual and cloud computing infrastructure
technologies, which help to lower costs and increase clinician
productivity while future-proofing IT investments. As healthcare
reform deadlines rapidly approach, choosing the right information
technology (IT) platform will be critical to the success or failure
of new services and exchanges. It will determine the ease or
di!culty of updating existing applications and managing new
ones. It will also serve as a foundation to help ensure that all
healthcare services are secure, accessible and easy enough for
citizens to access and use.
This report provides information on some of the challenges PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and RIS (Radiology Information System) end-users face in the healthcare space, and how virtualization and point of care solutions can help address those challenges. In this paper, we discuss what the challenges are and present a strategy of utilizing architecture for PACS/RIS client access, which supports the needs of end users and makes it easier for IT staff to manage applications and desktop environments.
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.
In this Web seminar, learn firsthand from five healthcare organizations how, after integrating Perceptive Software enterprise content management (ECM) products, they are realizing cost and time-saving benefits enterprise-wide. The customer panel will share lessons learned and best practices for deploying ECM technology with their business and health information systems.
Transformative changes such as healthcare reform mandates, advanced stages of meaningful use criteria and conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets require healthcare providers’ IT assets to be flexible, scalable and interoperable in order to respond. Learn how user virtualization provides the ability to react quickly while improving user experience and operational efficiency.
VMware View streamlines desktop and application management, accelerates provisioning and improves security through centralization, resulting in an immediately accessible, always available desktop for healthcare providers. VMware View enables healthcare organizations to quickly respond to changing needs while reducing cost and complexity.