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.
We convened top academic medical center leaders for our AMC Advisory Roundtable in October of 2013. We also conduct regular discussions with a wide array of health care executives, including leaders of health systems, medical groups, insurance companies, and academic institutions. This whitepaper shares some of the key themes that have emerged from those meetings.
Medical providers and facilities maintain diverse imaging systems that make management, storage and retrieval challenging. Vendor-neutral archives can address the challenges with central storage facilities, a common interface and simplified access. Learn more in this whitepaper.
Given the wide range of technology options available, it's important for healthcare IT executives to pick the right image management technology and approach for a long-term sustainable solution delivering the desired performance and ROI. This whitepaper explores solutions for multi-layered neutrality, a standards-based framework for unifying medical images and clinical documents across the enterprise and community.
"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."
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a nationally recognized fully integrated academic medical center and health system, is dedicated to improving patient care and advancing medical research. However, its aging legacy IT infrastructure had to be modernized in order to meet the requirements of the business.
Wake Forest Health turned to market-leading EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE to simplify IT operations and drive business efficiency. In addition to multiple VCE Vblock® systems, the Vblock 540 with EMC XtremIO all-flash storage enabled significant improvements in application infrastructure performance and agility. After deploying the Vblock 540, Wake Forest experienced an overall 30 percent performance improvement to end
users and decreased the time needed for storage provisioning from 24 hours to less than an hour.
Read this white paper to find out more about how EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE helped Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center modernize its business.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a nationally recognized fully integrated academic medical center and health system, is dedicated to improving patient care and advancing medical research. However, its aging, legacy infrastructure had to be modernized in order to meet the demands of its ecosystem.
Wake Forest chose market-leading EMC converged infrastructure from VCE in order to simplify IT operations and drive business efficiency. VCE Vblock® Systems built on EMC XtremIO all-flash storage enabled significant improvements in application infrastructure performance and agility, delivering an overall 30 percent performance improvement to end-users.
Read this white paper to find out more about how EMC converged solutions from VCE helped Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center modernize its business.
As a leader in medical informatics imaging, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. uses the best technology tools to deploy their software solutions at customer sites. VxRail allows FUJIFILM to build for scale and quick deployments that are predictable and repeatable to ensure the availability of critical systems within the healthcare enterprise.
Get this free white paper to read why mass casualty and other public health emergencies create a demand for information within hospitals, between hospitals, between hospitals and local incident command centers, and between local, statewide and multi-state incident command centers and agencies.
Published By: Castelle
Published Date: Nov 01, 2006
Easily implemented and integrated with electronic medical record systems, network fax servers can play a valuable role in supporting HIPAA objectives, offering a standardized, enterprise-wide faxing solution, and helping to maintain a high standard of security, efficiency and organization.
Published By: Nextgen
Published Date: May 25, 2017
As the Northwest Ohio area’s only academic medical center, the University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) delivers high-level physician education, while managing a 233-bed hospital for patients as well as 34 specialty clinics. This broad, complex level of responsibility needs a comprehensive, robust interoperability system to connect its different EHR systems so residents, physicians, and technicians can access data whenever, wherever they are.
With more than a half-dozen disparate systems, UTMC needs a reliable, robust system to tie everyone together so providers have critical access to patient data from the classroom to the operating theatre.
Read this case study to learn how the Mirth® solution has delivered to all of these requirements and enabled University of Toledo.
This study surveyed radiologists about inefficiencies in their workflows, revealing a number of shortcomings with the information technologies radiologists employ to review, interpret, and report diagnostic imaging examinations.
Stillwater Medical Center: Healthcare provider with 1,000 employees chooses VIPRE after its old antivirus kept crashing systems, disrupting operations and failing to protect against malware infections. Learn how this hospital cured its antivirus ills with VIPRE.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly transformed the digital landscape and the world we live in. Intelligent devices and sensors connect smart cars, robotic manufacturing equipment, smart medical equipment, smart cities, industrial control systems, and much more in a way that improves lives and saves businesses billions of dollars. But along with its benefits, rapid IoT growth introduces a new dimension of security vulnerabilities that dramatically escalates the nature and seriousness of cybercrime risks.
In addition to traditional confidentiality cyber risks, IoT threats include attacks that can:
• Render smart appliances useless
• Shut down city power grids
• Threaten lives through hacked pacemakers and other medical devices.
Such security flaws not only endanger lives, frustrate customers, and disrupt business operations, but they create significant cost and public relations damage for IoT developers and manufacturers.
Health care organizations face a variety of security challenges—from the growing presence of online personal data to new methods of accessing and transferring medical information. Protecting sensitive data requires more vigilance than ever.
Learn how your IT security peers are responding to threats from mobile and cloud technologies to address these open systems in this latest SANS survey:New Threats Drive Improved Practices: State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations. Inside you’ll see all the results—revealing better awareness of risks with improved commitment of resources and support.
Download now to learn more about how leading health care organizations:
Assess information ecosystems — to understand gaps in infrastructure
Establish data-centric security controls — focusing on information, not just infrastructure
Manage identities — tying data controls closely with identity and access management
Invest in incident response — documenting and maintaining a formal response p
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.