Published By: Dur-A-Flex
Published Date: May 14, 2018
Previous best practices for cleaning healthcare facilities centered on sanitizing frequently touched objects, such as bed rails or call buttons, because these objects were believed to be major sources of contagion. However, this new study finds that floors are the largest potential source of pathogens after reviewing five participating Cleveland-area hospitals.
Specifically, the following findings are highlighted in the study:
• Patient room floors in five hospitals were found to be contaminated with healthcare-associated pathogens.
• High-touch objects often came to be in direct contact with the floor.
• Touching objects on the floor frequently resulted in transfer of pathogens to hands.
• Floors in hospital rooms are overlooked as a source for pathogen dissemination, with potentially dangerous results.
Healthcare IT is in the midst of a revolution. Far from its leaky-ceiling basement beginnings, healthcare information technology (HIT) is now a strategic business differentiator with a key to the executive washroom. Challenged to innovate new patient and provider application services while maintaining traditional client-server applications, HIT teams are seeking ways to ensure investments in the management and maintenance of traditional systems don’t prevent the delivery of new digital experiences now and into the future.
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Published By: Cognizant
Published Date: Oct 23, 2018
Value-based care is the predominant model for enabling the healthcare industry to control costs and deliver better information to consumers. The basic idea is that reimbursements are based on the quality of the outcome of a procedure, episode of care, use of a device or therapy. Under this model, life sciences companies are rewarded for improving health outcomes and/or reducing the costs to achieve those outcomes. It requires life sciences companies to rethink many of their processes, from R&D through the commercial phase. Navigating those momentous shifts requires that life sciences companies embrace a range of digital technologies which will enable a holistic approach to value-based care. This white paper will examine the drive for value-based care, its impact on life sciences companies and how technology platforms can address the challenges the industry is facing.
Everybody’s talking about big data. Huge promises have been made about its role in driving enterprises forward. But few organizations are realizing its true benefits.
For those able to put data to good use, there’s much to be excited about. Data is transforming not only businesses, but entire industries, and the world as we know it. Today organizations are harnessing big data to do things like transform healthcare, provide eyesight for the visually impaired, and bringing us closer to autonomous cars
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) violations have become the new healthcare fraud as the Department of Justice (DOJ) tests out new legal theories under the False Claims Act (FCA). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has dusted off its regulatory authority to prosecute GMP violations.
Published By: CenTrak
Published Date: Aug 17, 2012
Learn how Mission Hospital successfully leverages CenTrak RTLS to significantly improve hospital asset management and realize a substantial ROI This reduces rental equipment costs, improved equipment management, and eliminates all asset shrinkage.
Published By: Infomatica
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
It’s no secret—healthcare is transforming. The transition to value-based care is well underway; healthcare players are feeling the impact and each has a role to play, including you! Moving to a value-driven model demands agility from every person, process and technology. These changes are generating more data than ever, there is a lot of data, in fact IDC Global Health Insights predicted that over the next 10 years, the amount of digital healthcare data created annually will grow 44 fold. Organizations that lead the pack and succeed will be those where clinicians, business leaders and patients are empowered with access to clean, safe and connected data. Learn more about your role in putting information to work…
With the growing adoption of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and increased employee cost sharing, unlocking the value of your benefits for your employees and your business critically depends, now more than ever, on engaging your employees to make smart healthcare decisions. The good news is that innovative benefits technologies are starting to deliver on a proven recipe for success.
Tired of year after year of healthcare cost increases, Steel Dynamics decided to fight back. They partnered with Castlight Health, a cloud-based provider of healthcare management services. Castlight Health’s health benefits platform armed employees with buying information — when and how they needed it. As a result, Steel Dynamics cut healthcare spending by approximately $500,000 in their first year with Castlight Health.
Help employees get the most from their health benefits — with Castlight Health. Their health benefits platform helps employees make smarter healthcare decisions. Castlight Health’s software recommends and shares only information, processes and tasks that are relevant to the employee. This gives employees the information they need, when they need it — without overwhelming them with unnecessary clutter.
Benefits engagement is low. But employees are already overwhelmed with emails, texts, instant messages and more. Castlight Health can help to break through the noise. Their health benefits platform engages employees in their benefits, provides the right information at the right time and helps employees make better healthcare decisions.
ABI Research’s Securing Medical Devices Technology Analysis Report analyzes the current risks posed by medical devices, noting various security issues, potential vulnerabilities, and the threat landscape. It reviews implementation mechanisms and efforts in medical device cybersecurity and safety. The final section looks at how the healthcare ecosystem is responding to the issues and the vendors driving change.
The network has never been as critical to the healthcare sector as it is today. Electronic health records, Wi-Fi-connected medical devices, and clinician smart phones are among a plethora of healthcare technologies that depend on a stable network.
The consistent development of this infrastructure is key for the healthcare sector to continue its successes in creating new possibilities for management, patient and family experience, and patient outcomes.
Extreme Networks posed key questions to Nolan Greene, a senior research analyst with IDC’s Network Infrastructure group, who highlights the critical issues healthcare IT professionals must consider when building a network that maintains industry needs.
Download this report to learn about:
• Why having a modern healthcare infrastructure is so important
• The major challenges IoT brings to healthcare networks
• How IEC 80001 is impacting compliance
• Trends that confront a network IT professional in healthcare
• Risks Healthcare IT must eli
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 15, 2017
The third edition of the Mobile Security and Risk Review is a must read and provides IT security leaders with timely information about the mobile threat landscape and the emerging risks facing their organizations. The report also includes a list of the most popular business apps, Apple VPP and DEP adoption metrics, top blacklisted mobile apps and information about healthcare and financial services industries.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Email remains the biggest entry point into your healthcare organization, and with medical records at least 10X as valuable as credit cards, potential payoffs are high. Security threats are real and debilitating – they can even affect patient care – and they aren’t going away anytime soon.
Watch the Anatomy of an Email-Borne Attack webinar where we'll paint the current healthcare threat landscape for attacks and demonstrate an actual live hack. You will learn:
Why and how the healthcare threat landscape is evolving
How your email can be used as an entry point in multiple types of attack
Attacker methodologies and the tactics and tools being used to exploit your users
How to enhance email security and improve overall cyber resilience
HIMSS Analytics, in partnership with Akamai, recently conducted a survey of U.S. hospitals to understand the current state of web security in healthcare as well as what plans are in place to improve preparedness. The results raise some concerns that despite greater consciousness of the increased risk to healthcare data security, many hospitals are still vulnerable to a wide range of cyberattacks. Read this survey to learn about critical weaknesses in hospital web security.
Published By: LifeLock
Published Date: May 10, 2016
Unfortunately, many companies don't realize a breach has occurred until it's too late. A world-renowned hospital and healthcare network found this out the hard way when more than 60K+ employee records were compromised. Find out how they minimized loss and quickly restored a sense of confidence after they suffered a data breach