Healthcare organizations are allocating significant dollars, time and resources to the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs). While several studies have estimated the cost to purchase and install an EHR to be anywhere between $15,000 to $70,000 per provider1, real-world implementations have soared into the billions.
This paper examines a new paradigm for Health Information and Records Management (HIRM) and provides practical guidance to help HIM professionals unwind paper records, offload the burden of low-value production work and lead the transition from traditional records management to an optimized HIRM model.
Located in central Ontario approximately 100 km (60 miles) north of Toronto, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) provides highly responsive healthcare to more than 450,000 residents across a large geographical area. RVH’s team of more than 380 physicians, 2,500 staff members, and 850 volunteers delivers exceptional care and specialty services including cancer care, stroke services, orthopedics, intensive care, mental health services, and interventional radiology. In addition to the 319-bed acute care facility in Barrie, RVH also provides the MEDITECH electronic health records (EHR) platform for several other hospitals in Midland, Orangeville, and Collingwood.
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: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 26, 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
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
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.
With a long list of strategic projects and requests from users to enhance their experience, healthcare IT professionals will need to focus on key trends that will lead to more efficient IT and more satisfied users.
By converting printed medical forms to eForms, Saint Michael's Medical Center streamlined admissions, improved record keeping efficiency, and reduced print-related costs, saving more than $345,000 annually.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.