Electronic health records (EHRs) are necessary, but were not designed to anchor population health management (PHM). This is partly because they lack semantic interoperability, which is the ability of disparate information systems to share data and enable communications among users in a meaningful way.
This paper explains how an approach that includes a care collaboration platform can manage population health by aggregating and normalizing the necessary data.
Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Feb 03, 2017
Electronic health records are changing the face of patient record-keeping. No longer are doctors’ offices repositories for large, bulky, paper-based patient files—those have been replaced by computer-based files accessible to authorized people simply by logging on to the office’s network.
Health care is often considered a lucrative business for those involved in waste, fraud and abuse. Today’s ever-accelerating technology changes make data related to health care, medical and financial issues even more attractive (and profitable) to cybercriminals who sell medical identities and siphon money from stolen financial records. Risks are exponentially increased because of organizations’ reliance on electronic systems for mission-critical functions. According to 61% of respondents to the SANS 2014 State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations survey, medical/health record systems
are considered the most at-risk information asset among the 224 health care-related organizations represented in the survey.
Published By: Ipswitch
Published Date: Dec 01, 2014
You’ve seen the digital evolution that’s taking place in healthcare and you’re at your job every day as this evolution continues—and organizations seek to more efficiently and securely manage the proliferation and management of electronic health records (EHRs) and every type of digital file that relates to patient care.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
To support ongoing expansion and transformation, the Froedtert & MCW health network needed to boost system performance and upgrade its electronic health record software.
The organization migrated to IBM® FlashSystem® and IBM Power® E870, which helped them increase their storage density by 22x and reduced cut in read-time for EHR databases by 50%.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: May 01, 2014
Virdee Medical, a busy private pediatric practice, traded paper charts for a hosted Allscripts solution in 2010. Now, with the improved efficiencies of Allscripts Professional in a hosted environment, Virdee Medical can focus more intently than ever on providing the highest quality patient care.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: May 01, 2014
Meaningful Use Stage 2 increases many of the thresholds that were in Stage 1, but the main focus of Stage 2 is on exchanging structured information among providers and patients. With less than 7% of EHR vendors certified, are your systems and providers ready?
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Aug 13, 2013
This white paper explains:
• Why some physicians are wary of Meaningful Use incentives
• The workflow benefits of cloud-based electronic health records
• How Intel, Terremark and CareCloud set the standard for cloud services
• How cloud computing eliminates the need for larger IT departments
• How a large doctor group overcomes common challenges with the cloud
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
While the terms “electronic health record” (EHR) and “electronic medical record” (EMR) are often used interchangeably, only EHRs make Meaningful Use attestation easy.
Get The End of EMR free whitepaper today to learn:
•The difference between EMR and EHR
•How to attest for Meaningful Use
•Stage-1 Meaningful Use requirements
•Which technologies are right for you
•The benefits of EHRs and more…
Download this whitepaper to learn more!
"In healthcare, as the trends supporting eHealth accelerate, the need for scalable, reliable, and secure network infrastructures will only grow. This white paper describes the key factors and technologies to consider when building a private network for healthcare sector enterprises, including:
Transport Network Equipment
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Reliability, Redundancy, and Protection
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Digital technology continues to play an ever-increasing role in today’s modern healthcare systems. While 95% of hospitals in the United States have implemented Electronic Health Records or EHR, much work remains.1 Patient identification errors continue to plague hospitals and are the precipitating factor for 13% of surgical mistakes and 67% of transfusion mix-ups.2 Nationally, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure 1.3 million people annually.3 The cost of lost lives, reduced productivity and malpractice insurance fees are debilitating the healthcare industry.
At the center of every hospital’s safety program is the patient wristband, which provides caregivers access to the information they need at every point of care during the patient stay. However, not
all wristbands are of equal quality. Some wristbands are not durable enough to withstand the rigors
of a busy hospital environment, leading to workarounds and mistakes that, in the end, comprise patient care.
The digitization of data has empowered both healthcare providers and patients to improve how, when and where healthcare is administered, giving patients greater control over their personal health and well-being.
The key to success lies in the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time. And a crucial enabler of improved communications is the ability to transfer data across like and disparate systems through mobile technology. This was the topic at a recent focus group Comcast Business held at HIMSS14 that included healthcare IT professionals from six leading healthcare providers. The participants shared the following insights on how advancements in data mobility can engage the entire healthcare ecosystem and help improve patient outcomes. Download this white paper to learn more.
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.
The increasing adoption of electronic health records greatly complicates the tasks of security and privacy requirements. In this webcast, *Trend Micro* and *Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center* discuss how to successfully navigate through the challenges associated with securing Web-based applications.
Healthcare providers face an urgent, internal battle every day: security and compliance versus productivity and service. For most healthcare organizations, the fight is an easy one: Providing quick, high-quality care wins every single time.
This report looks at the challenges surrounding the new world of EHR technology and also details the measures that organizations need to start taking right now to prepare for the upcoming changes in the healthcare industry.
In 2010, Queens Pediatrics began evaluating Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions to improve access to patient records. The practice’s affiliation with North Shore LIJ prompted it to evaluate solutions from Allscripts. North Shore LIJ is the largest user of Allscripts system and provides a financial subsidy to its affiliated practices that adopt the solutions.
The challenge for Queens Pediatrics was the small size of its offices, which didn’t provide enough room for multiple workstations or to move mobile computer carts through the hallways. “There were only two options. The physicians either had to use a laptop or we had to have a PC in each room, and that doesn’t work well in a pediatric office,” said Janette Finn, the Practice Manager at Queens Pediatrics.
Download this Case Study to find out the Solution to the challenges Queens Pediatrics faced.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Mar 31, 2009
HIPAA requires businesses that handle personal health information (PHI) to set up strong controls to ensure the security and integrity of that information. Learn how Tripwire Enterprise helps meet the detailed technical requirements of HIPAA and delivers continuous compliance.