The right identity and access management solution can integrate with a healthcare provider’s EMR system to help keep sensitive medical data safe—and keep the organization compliant. It can provide valuable insights and visibility into accounts, access privileges and entitlements, across the wide range of users. By closing the gaps in identity protection, organizations can fight the threats of inadvertent misuse and intentional theft that may lead to security breaches.
The right electronic health records can dramatically improve patient care, profit, and practice workflow. Learn how to manage the electronic health records selection process to achieve your desired results and avoid several common pitfalls.
Published By: VersaSuite
Published Date: Aug 13, 2013
Healthcare providers do not have to live with functionality interruptions and budget strains created by an EHR that does not fit the facility. VersaSuite delivers a customizable EHR/HIS system to streamline the entire range of healthcare business processes.
Published By: DrFirst
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Sebasticook Valley Health’s Emergency Department found that when it came to obtaining medication history, DrFirst’s MedHx(SM) solution provided vast improvements over the built-in feed from their integrated electronic medical records system. The hospital did a side by side comparison of MedHx(SM) and their existing feed, and determined that MedHx(SM) provided superior results, which reduced staff time spent on medication reconciliation, improved patient safety and enabled the hospital pharmacy, as well as doctors and nurses, to be more proactive in pulling medication history upon patient admission.
Published By: DrFirst
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
For hospitals, medication reconciliation is critical to quality patient care. Obtaining a complete and accurate list of the patient’s medications sets the cornerstone for good patient care during the hospital stay, informing doctors about treatments in progress, and arming them to prevent potentially harmful drug interactions.
A recent KLAS publication reported more than a third of ambulatory practices (ranging from small to large) will replace their current EMR system. Why? Poor functionality, sun-setting products, and concerns about the corporate viability drive replacement needs. KLAS notes that while providers are still evaluating niche EMR products, many organizations are seeking the stability of established vendors. With Health Information Technology, especially EMR, moving from “nice to have to need to have,” selecting the right EMR has become a mission critical business driver.
The central theme of industry wide adoption of EHRs is based on the concept of “meaningful use,” which by design is a metric that will connect all the moving parts of this complicated initiative into a system that communicates and delivers high-grade electronic healthcare services. To qualify as a “meaningful user,” eligible providers must demonstrate use of a “qualified EHR” in a “meaningful manner.” It is a lofty and worthwhile goal. This white paper examines the total cost of ownership for “meaningful” EHR adoption in a physician practice.
Atrius Health Chief Information Security Officer Chris Diguette oversees security for Atrius Health, the largest physician-led healthcare provider in the northeastern US. The organization is recognized nationally for its use of health information technology. Diguette is also CIO of the VNA Care Network, a home healthcare provider and subsidiary of Atrius Health. As CISO, Diguette and his team work to implement and maintain a security infrastructure
that safeguards the organization’s critical health information systems and applications, such as its Epic Systems Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system and the personal data of more than 675,000 patients at 29 facilities in eastern and central Massachusetts.
The Austin Diagnostic Clinic recovers critical data in less than an hour with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack software. ADC reduced backup window for electronic medical records from two hours to five minutes; were able to restore many services in under an hour; reduced time and cost of server consolidation initiative and achieved up to 75% reduction in testing times.
The long migration to electronic health records (EHRs) in the U.S. is set to speed up with the funding authorized by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. But what are the specific risks when clinicians can’t access electronic health records? How far-reaching are the consequences when EHR data is lost, or its integrity is compromised? This paper looks at the mission-critical role of EHR systems, and introduces availability solutions that build in uptime protection to ensure the continuity of operation that both caregivers and patients can depend on.
There is a lot of discussion in the press about Big Data. Big Data is traditionally defined in terms of the three V’s of Volume, Velocity, and Variety. In other words, Big Data is often characterized as high-volume, streaming, and including semi-structured and unstructured formats.
Healthcare organizations have produced enormous volumes of unstructured data, such as the notes by physicians and nurses in electronic medical records (EMRs). In addition, healthcare organizations produce streaming data, such as from patient monitoring devices. Now, thanks to emerging technologies such as
Hadoop and streams, healthcare organizations are in a position to harness this Big Data to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. However, this Big Data has profound implications from an Information Governance perspective. In this white paper, we discuss Big Data Governance from the standpoint of three case studies.
This white paper discusses how IBM InfoSphere can support the integration and governance of Big Data in healthcare. The white paper reviews three case studies including predictive analytics with Electronic Medical Records, time series data in a neonatal intensive care unit and predictive pathways for disease.
Read this white paper from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) – the most respected association for the leaders of medical group practices. You’ll learn how you can take advantage of this niche audience and about technologies that these small and medium-sized businesses dedicated to health care need to run smoothly.
The data security challenges in the healthcare industry have never been as challenging as they are today. Not only must healthcare providers comply with HIPAA regulations concerning patient privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against identity theft as well more complex scenarios of insurance data theft, medical identity theft and the adulteration of health records.
Published By: ExtraHop
Published Date: Jul 25, 2013
Practice Fusion, the leading provider of web-based electronic medical records, used ExtraHop to improve collaboration between its Development and Operations teams. “We’re not just remediating problems faster, but preventing problems from occurring in the first place,” says John Hluboky, VP of Technical Operations.