Noncompliant EHR documentation and a key layout design flaw contributed to three emergency rooms deaths at the Memphis VA Medical Center, creating a number of problems that could have been avoided, an OIG investigation found.
The longer it takes to open the government, the more difficult resuming work will be, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers -- and the agency is running out of funds for disability and pension payments.
While all of the VA's medical centers are open and disability and other benefits are being processed, recent progress on the claims backlog, cybersecurity and other work may be threatened if the shutdown lasts.
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.
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.
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