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.
Published By: Computhink
Published Date: Dec 10, 2007
In the arena of corporate governance and compliance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has commanded considerable attention; in the healthcare industry, it's HIPAA; similar regulations target the financial services and energy sectors. Organizations can use technology to meet compliance demands in a cost-effective way.
Providing healthcare is a global, multi-level proposition that transcends single providers. The stakeholders in Cerner’s world are not only clinicians, hospitals, and medical device partners but another whole world of consultants, researchers, and industry experts. Cerner leverages Jive Social Business Software to address a number of their key social business imperatives, including accelerating innovation and providing community-based support. They put Jive to work not only to make their own business operations more productive but to connect priorities and people outside of Cerner to solve broad healthcare issues for the greater good.
New research findings, new technologies, and the evermore urgent needs for speed and cost-efficiency are converging to drive a revolution in medicine. Supporting this convergence are high-speed secure telecommunications networks, enabling unprecedented teamwork among institutions, researchers, practitioners and patients to create a new paradigm: telemedicine, the exchange of medical information via electronic communications among dispersed facilities and patients to improve patient health. Download this white paper to learn more about telemedicine.
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.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Apr 30, 2013
One of the simplest, most effective ways to bring healthcare to the community level is through video collaboration. When video technology is enabled through a standards-based, scalable platform, community members can all join a multipoint video call to collaborate and work together with professionals and even with groups of similarly afflicted, empathetic peers to address health issues. Patients benefit from more regular evaluations and better access to specialty support. They participate in live or recorded education sessions—regardless of location or ability to travel. And with today’s move to ubiquitous video, you cannot only do one-to-one video sessions, but groups can meet over video to share ideas and best practices.
Solving critical healthcare IT challenges with software-defined networkingDigitization is changing healthcare forever as organizations look to deliver better quality services, improve patient safety and provide the highest levels of security. Healthcare IT leaders should look to leverage a software-defined network. Read the latest from ZK Research to learn more.
Discover the technological solutions to deliver better patient outcomes From patient satisfaction to mobility to security, technology’s role in healthcare is changing rapidly as costs go up and demands of an aging population skyrocket. Explore this infographic to learn the six major trends in smart healthcare you need to know now.
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.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Nov 08, 2008
This paper is the first in a four-part series examines the ways that wireless technology and mobile communications can enhance the efficiency and quality of institutional healthcare, improving the processes through which doctors, nurses, specialists and support staff members deliver medical treatment. Part One offers an overview of the current healthcare situation and suggests ways in which wireless technology solutions address healthcare challenges.
In their efforts to keep up with these varied needs, healthcare organizations are experiencing a proliferation of assets and asset types. But assets themselves are experiencing a convergence. Clinical devices for patient monitoring and care, building systems for cooling and lighting, and technology devices for communications and record keeping share a common foundation. An enterprise asset management system can be at the core of this transformation. Download the whitepaper to learn more.
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.
Published By: Ipswitch
Published Date: Mar 14, 2014
In this case study, you’ll learn how Rochester General Hospital leveraged MOVEit’s point and click simplicity to set up, manage and track more than 70 different file transfer operations between hospital servers and the systems used by payers and outside healthcare providers.
Published By: Ipswitch
Published Date: Mar 14, 2014
Due to the massive volume and complexity of the information – compounded by the use of cumbersome DOS scripts – Viva Health needed to simplify and automate their file transfer processes while also remaining in compliance of various regulations. See how they accomplished both objectives with MOVEit Central.
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.
Published By: Imprivata
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
When the U.S. Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, among the law's many provisions was the establishment of formal regulations designed to protect the confidentiality and security of patient information. In addition to mandating new policies and procedures, the HIPAA security regulations require mechanisms for controlling access to patient data on healthcare providers' information technology (IT) systems.
This white paper communicates the value of software technologies that provide a single point of entry for prospects and health plan providers (including agents) to educate a new or renewing insured on the full value proposition of each plan offering.
Today, most healthcare professionals carry mobile phones. These phones are capable of sending and receiving text messages; immediately, non-intrusively and cost effectively. Text messaging has opened up a revolutionary way for healthcare organizations to interact with their health care staff. This document will help the reader to understand the costs associated with current staffing organizations' communications and identify a cost effective alternative.
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.
The healthcare industry is poised for a transformation in patient care. Learn how IBM helps leverage the full breadth of patient information, from across systems and providers , to create a complete picture of healthy information and more.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Apr 23, 2015
In this paper, you will learn the challenges facing organizations using yesterday’s Practice Management systems, and discover why capitalizing on the latest technology is easier—and much more rewarding—than you might think.