The state with the highest rate of diabetes in the country, along with other unfortunate health statistics, is testing the potential of remote care management to avoid complications and sustain lifestyle interventions.
A new federal report says that most companies that track and sell consumer location data are doing a fairly good job of protecting privacy, but the report is one small step toward more consumer awareness and increased federal enforcement.
From protected health data management to patient EHR access, the public and private stakeholders crafting recommendations for the third stage of meaningful use and beyond are preparing for a pivotal year.
Despite the buzz and chatter around mobile health technologies, the year saw partisan posturing about how best to regulate applications and devices. But garages around America appear to still be safe places to innovate.
When you design that healthcare app that has been haunting you, make sure you understand what regulatory standards your app may be held to, and thoroughly vet potential partner companies for adherence. That's one of nine tips Lauren Still, a healthcare IT developer, has to offer.
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.
Watch this informative video to learn why Palomar Health - the largest health district in the state of California - chose EXTENSION's healthcare alert management software to connect its nurse call system with the existing EHR and Cisco phones and the impact it has made on care team communication and patient experiences.
This white paper focuses on how an EHR-Extender (EHR-e) can help hospitals leverage data trapped in the EHR and other clinical systems to establish better care team communication. The result of contextual critical alerts and texts are improved communication and enhanced workflows which makes patients, healthcare staff, administration, and regulators happy.
Information Transforms Healthcare. As a Provider, you collect more data than ever before, from EMRs, patient surveys, home monitoring, to imaging. Collaborating on patient care is difficult at best—there’s so much data,
it can’t easily be shared and it’s often incomplete. And new insights can only be derived from
relevant information. IT executives can close the gap between maintenance and innovation budgets and deliver
clinically relevant, operationally efficient, and fiscally sound solutions for the business. How? With a proven IT infrastructure that allows you to securely take advantage of newly digitized data.
The wealth of electronic data generated by the U.S. healthcare system presents a paradox for healthcare providers. Cloud services offers healthcare an attractive solution, helping hospitals scale with ease, better manage resources, and provide fluid access and sharing of medical images across organizations, departments and providers – achieving a connectedness that supports healthcare organizations’ patient care goals. Learn why cloud services may be the solution to your healthcare organization’s medical imaging challenges.
Healthcare providers must assure patients the utmost security, confidentiality, and integrity of sensitive information. This means maintaining total HIPAA compliance within their organization, including healthcare IT infrastructure. This white paper elucidates HIPAA compliant IT infrastructure, from physical and environmental controls, to appropriate guidelines between a Covered Entity and data center provider when outsourcing. It also helps clarify key points including service provider qualifications, and why Business Associate Agreements are integral for establishing accountability with partners.
For more than 60 years, Blood Systems has been offering its life-giving services throughout the Western U.S. Blood Systems wanted to optimize its network for business value, migrating to the latest WAN services. Read this white paper to learn how Blood Systems increased flexibility and now support business continuity requirements so the nation’s blood supply wouldn’t be interrupted in the face of a natural disaster or pandemic.
This interactive map will show you how innovative technologies can enable public sector healthcare to improve patient access to healthcare, transform the clinician experience, improve clinical processes, create new models of care and lower costs. Specifically, this guide will show how clinicians conduct remote consultations, use wireless IP phones and radios, as well as how patients can connect to clinicians for home monitoring.
The BYOD movement has been helpful to health care organizations because it increases productivity and convenience for staff while allowing cost savings for the organization. However, these employee mobile devices need to be controlled securely when used for business reasons. If not, unauthorized users could enter your network and access sensitive data. In addition, if controls are not put into place, these employee devices could provide a risk to your entire infrastructure.
As employees bring their mobile devices to the workplace, while it may increase productivity and reduce cost, it also causes security weaknesses. IBM has authored a white paper, "Securing Mobile Devices in the Business Environment." Download this paper to learn more about mobile security device threats and how to establish a mobile security strategy.
A new era in healthcare IT has arrived! Even when physicians can’t physically be there, new advances in technology allow them to always “virtually” be on the scene to save a life - whether it’s in the middle of the night or on their day off. In this short video, you’ll watch how a cardiologist prescribes a patient the medicine he needs stat at 2 a.m. You’ll see how easily you can access clinical desktops from anywhere and access real-time info about patients as they’re getting wheeled into the ER. In addition, the video will show you how to go mobile instantly with desktops that follow users, review real-time ER caseloads and enable HD face-to-face telemedicine. Also, watch how this doctor uses voice recognition to update patient records and secure patient health information (PHI) on devices. Don’t you love living in the future?
The consumerization of IT is challenging most healthcare organizations to meet the growing demand to support a broad array of user-owned end-point devices into their mission-critical networks. Employees and patients demand the use of their own devices while IT professionals struggle maintaining security and control in this tightly regulated industry. The following white paper provides a roadmap for organizations looking to embrace the user-initiated BYOD movement while maintaining security and control.
It’s the final countdown to HIMSS, and I’m chomping at the bit to get there. I have some expectations, some things I hope to accomplish, and the starry-eyed philosophical, grand scheme-of-it-all in my head.
Four physician champions who have learned to fit mobile apps and devices into their clinical workflow will convene at a breakfast panel, "The World is my Waiting Room," slated for December 9 at the HIMSS Media mHealth Summit.