The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) are a set of metrics that provide information on the potential for inpatient hospital complications and adverse events following surgeries, procedures, and childbirth. PSIs can be used to help hospitals identify potential adverse events that might need further evaluation, provide the opportunity to assess the incidence of adverse events and complications, and understand patient safety events on a broader level.
Even as the move to electronic health records (EHR) progresses in earnest, there are a myriad of challenges involving legacy data systems. Chief among these challenges is the cost of maintaining obsolete systems solely for the patient information they contain. When up to 70% of a typical IT budget is spent on maintaining the current IT infrastructure and application portfolio, organizations have little left to invest in much-needed innovation. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Survey, many organizations are still adjusting after their migration to a new EHR system. Hospitals need to get a better grasp on all forms and sources of data that they have—and the data they don’t yet have—so that the right information can be delivered to the right individual, and in the right context, at the point of care.
Fueled by new technologies, expanding regulations and greater patient expectations, there’s a clinical content gold rush in the healthcare market. Sources and types of clinical content grow at an exponential rate and through increasingly refined input methods, including voice and improved OCR, clinicians capture more unstructured information about their patients than ever before. Making all clinically relevant content available together, in one place seems like a simple request. Must the response be so complex?
Published By: Infomatica
Published Date: Jul 15, 2015
UPMC is a cutting edge leader in harnessing the power of technology and accelerating innovation. This case study explores how UPMC was able to integrate clinical, financial, administrative, genomic and other information and use this data to:
• Improve research outcomes in search of cures and other diseases
• Determine the true cost of providing care with longitudinal patient records
• Examine clinical practice variations to benchmark and improve future procedures
• Strengthen information security, privacy and compliance capabilities
Cybercriminals can be goal-driven and patient, and they often have a singular focus, plenty of time and access to vast, modern technical resources. Both organized and forum-based criminals are working constantly to find innovative and efficient ways to steal information and money with the lowest risk to their personal freedom. If we wish to stay “one step ahead” of the threats detailed in this report, awareness of online criminal threats, techniques and markets is our best defense.
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…
Part 2 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
In our last webinar, we discussed how trends & technologies like IoT and its many applications have helped drive an Always On, Always Connected mentality that has completely evolved customer experience standards. These demands are driving a need for resiliency in local edge environments, meaning compute & storage capacity is now coming back on premise for many applications – especially in industries like Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education.
In other words, this highly distributed access layer is now becoming a compute layer – one that is mission-critical to delivering a flawless (or at least acceptable) customer experience. These environments are often make-shift wiring closets (janitor’s closets, back rooms, etc.) with no dedicated IT staff per each location.
More than ever before, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education customers are turning to solution providers to be that “dedicated IT staff” to find and fix problems before they start, so that the customer (or patient, or student) experience they’re working to provide remains a good one.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
Connected Products making it easy to remotely monitor your customers’ environments
Including our NEW Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect – the industry’s first cloud-connected UPS!
A Managed Service Program to help you develop & monetize power as a managed service
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch part 2 of our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Fix My Problem Before it Starts.” This webinar originally aired on October 19th, 2017.
Patients trust healthcare organisations with vast amounts of their sensitive data – not just details on their medical and social wellbeing, but also personally identifiable information such as dates of birth and residential addresses.
People will always make mistakes – and, unfortunately, in busy and stressful workplaces, such as hospitals and medical clinics, the likelihood of this increases. Without the right processes and technologies in place to help overcome this to avoid mistakes, sensitive patient information remains at risk.
Information allows patients to make the right decisions when planning for their care from a clinical and financial position, and helps them stay out of debt and pay off their balances sooner…improving the provider’s cash flow.
Published By: Imprivata
Published Date: Jul 09, 2014
Efficient communication and collaboration amongst physicians, nurses and other providers is critical to the coordination and delivery of patient care, especially given the increasingly mobile nature of today’s clinicians and the evolution of the accountable care organization (ACO) model. Download to learn more!
Healthcare providers are starting to realize that using electronic communication, collaboration, and social networks to keep in touch with each other and with patients can improve the quality of care they provide. However, it also exposes them to risk since the information they share on these networks has to be protected in order to meet specific regulatory guidelines, like those mandated by HIPAA. The prescription for success is to consider compliant use of these networks before and while they are being used and the technology that helps achieve that goal.
Read this paper to gain an understanding of:
What the regulatory landscape of the healthcare industry looks like
What concerns you should be aware of from a legal perspective
To address the volume, velocity, and variety of data necessary for population health management, healthcare organizations need a big data solution that can integrate with other technologies to optimize care management, care coordination, risk identification and stratification and patient engagement. Read this whitepaper and discover how to build a data infrastructure using the right combination of data sources, a “data lake” framework with massively parallel computing that expedites the answering of queries and the generation of reports to support care teams, analytic tools that identify care gaps and rising risk, predictive modeling, and effective screening mechanisms that quickly find relevant data. In addition to learning about these crucial tools for making your organization’s data infrastructure robust, scalable, and flexible, get valuable information about big data developments such as natural language processing and geographical information systems. Such tools can provide insig
Brand perception begins online, with the local online reputation of doctors, clinics and hospitals.
In late 2017, Reputation.com set out to understand how consumers use the internet to look for healthcare services online, particularly when interacting with healthcare-related ratings and reviews. We surveyed healthcare consumers across the U.S. in a representative range of demographic groups for answers to some key questions:
• What are consumers and patients really looking for in online reviews?
• What ratings and review factors are most important when choosing a doctor?
• What sites are most used and trusted for this information?
Findings confirmed that online reviews are an essential part of the healthcare consumer’s decision-making. In this report, we’ll look at the key findings in detail
Is your HR department equipped to handle the Health Care Reform Changes? NuView is the only vendor that offers this level of flexibility and configurability designed to help you adapt to the healthcare reform changes.
Download to see the changes and timeline for important issues planned during each calendar year.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Healthcare organizations are a favorite target for determined attackers. Any disruption to critical services provides a strong incentive to pay a ransom and patient medical data is highly lucrative for the information it contains.
Research finds that providers have traditionally under invested in IT security, which further compounds the problem. Read the report to learn:
• Important cyber security risks
• The impact of a data breach to your organization
• Key regulations around the globe
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Regulatory fines for violations of HIPAA in the US, DPA in the UK and GDPR can cost organizations millions of dollars. And providers can’t afford the costs of cyber security incidents which can range from prolonged downtime, not being able to care for patients, to paying a ransom to unencrypt important data.
Learn the biggest threats to your organization and how to improve protection against:
• Ransomware such as WannaCry and Petya
• Malicious URLs that entice users to click
• Bad Attachments that can infect your network
• Business email compromise that siphons information or cash from your organization
• Internal employees and the potential for malicious intent or careless mistakes
"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
Outside Fiber Plant
Reliability, Redundancy, and Protection
Services, Operation, Program Management, and Maintenance
Download our white paper to learn more."
IBM Maximo Asset Management helps healthcare providers track, monitor and manage the increasing variety of assets on which clinical outcomes and patient care depend. It provides a fully integrated software technology platform, allowing a clear view of information on all assets.
Published By: Siemens
Published Date: Jun 06, 2014
In implementing its patient portal, Main Line Health’s goal was to create a one-stop portal for the entire health system. With four acute-care hospitals, several outpatient facilities, a physical medicine and rehab hospital and a drug and alcohol treatment center, Main Line Health needed a solution that could quickly relay information from multiple points of care to thousands of patients.
Published By: Xangati
Published Date: Sep 01, 2015
If you are a healthcare professional, then you and your organization are caught between the horns of compliance and improving the patient experience. With the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) now in full effect, the days of lax enforcement are over. First-time penalties or violations can reach up to $250,000. The transition to EMR/EHR use, along with all of the systems and equipment upgrading that entails, will be done and done well – or else. Penalties can also extend to your organization’s business associates.