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.
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.
Watch this informative video to learn more about EXTENSION's most popular clinical workflow solutions for nurses and physicians inluding nurse call integration, mobile critical lab notifications, mobile report availability, mobile STAT order notifications, HIPAA-compliant texting and more. EXTENSION's mobile point-of-care solutions improve staff satisfaction, patient safety, and HCAHPS scores.
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.
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.
A recent survey of IT executives found nearly 90% see business value in transitioning to Cloud computing, but only 20% have a plan to get there. Healthcare Cloud solutions require Compliance, Security, Privacy, Redundancy, and Scalability, so choosing the right path from on-premises servers to the Cloud can be daunting. Learn how to chart a quick and affordable course to healthcare Cloud Computing and how to choose the right Cloud services partner.
Adopting the cloud in health is not so much a question of “if” anymore as it is a question of “when”. With all the confusion over the many cloud productivity solutions in the market, how do you align your decision around what matters most to your healthcare organization? The five things you need to know when moving to cloud productivity checklist provides five key considerations health organizations should look for in a cloud solutions provider.
Healthcare IT professionals are under pressure to deliver complex applications with high performance
and security, while tight budgets demand cost reduction initiatives. For this reason, healthcare IT
professionals will seek service-based offerings that reduce the infrastructure burden on their
organizations while reducing operating costs and the associated capital investment. Labor represents the single largest cost for healthcare providers, and workforce management applications are key to monitoring and managing this cost. Workforce management applications are mature, installed solutions at most healthcare providers; many have an opportunity to outsource their application hosting, management, maintenance, and support to qualified service providers. To maintain workforce management applications and services while leveraging IT staff for new clinical implementations, provider IT departments will seek cloud-based cloud service options that preserve service levels for employees and managers using workforce management applications.
In January 2010, QualSight - the nation’s largest LASIK manager serving over 75 million health plan members - was informed that a hack attempt had been made against their infrastructure. They were concerned that a repeat occurrence could take place and wanted to take a pro-active role in eliminating any future occurrence. QualSight began searching for a better solution for its secure Web hosting and online data storage. The company had stringent requirements for both HIPAA and PCI compliance, and could not find a hosting provider with a fully managed solution that took into account both of those high industry standards, while also providing top performance. Download this case study to find out how QualSight finally found a solution that offered complete HIPAA compliancy.