They get one year to solve complex problems. And then, whether they fail or succeed wildly, the HHSentrepreneurs such as Zac Jiwa and his brethren are cut loose. Jiwa discusses the obstacles and opportunities.
Want to create a safer, more therapeutic environment for staff and patients alike? Nursing leadership engaged in workforce automation can build and maintain a strong, sustainable infrastructure for the future. A nurse staffing strategy survey was conducted and results show just over half of the respondents felt their nurse staff levels to be adequate, leaving the other half dissatisfied. Learn more.
The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare publicly supports targeted reforms that curtail abusive and fraudulent billing practices as a better means to lowering overall Medicare costs than deep budget cuts.
Today, as states struggle with budget pressures and brace for the national reform, interest in various managed care strategies continues to grow. A well-executed managed care effort can help control costs while improving access and quality of care. This paper addresses how to evaluate, deploy, and administer managed care systems in the Medicaid environment.
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.
This Experian QAS whitepaper discusses the challenges around the Health Information Exchange and details three simple steps agencies can take in order to streamiline the migration and enable a seamless 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.
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.