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Benefits of Software-Defined Networking in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are rapidly introducing more connected devices into their health IT infrastructures, which calls for increased network visibility and management. Entities currently deal with Wi-Fi connectivity supporting cloud applications, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and telehealth programs all running on the same wireless network. All this traffic potentially leads to slow...


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How Healthcare Providers Can Benefit from Cloud Data Migration

Healthcare organizations seeking a flexible and secure strategy for storing and accessing their data assets are increasingly turning to cloud data migration.   While lower setup and maintenance costs are one of the initial attractions of...

Using Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) for Healthcare Data Security

Healthcare is going mobile and clinicians are utilizing more advanced devices as they cut their cords. But as staff members move around more freely, how can providers ensure that their patients’ protected health information (PHI) stays...

Healthcare Data Storage Options: On-Premise, Cloud and Hybrid Data Storage

Healthcare organizations are building their IT infrastructures to be more flexible and scalable to meet the growing data demand. With value-based incentives for data analytics and the increased number of connected medical devices constantly collecting...

How Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Supports Patient Care

Value-based care initiatives have pushed healthcare organizations to embrace more advanced technology as priorities have shifted from security concerns to how to access information securely, quickly, and conveniently. Virtual desktop infrastructure...

Considerations for Deploying Healthcare Wireless Networks

Wireless networks are the lifeblood health IT infrastructure, but developing and deploying reliable WiFi to support present and future IT initiatives can be a challenge.   Clinicians and staff are becoming dependent on mobile and connected...

Why Application Programming Interfaces Are Key for Healthcare

Healthcare organizations seeking to create interoperability between internal apps, EHRs, and other data exchange tools, are increasingly turning to application programming interfaces (APIs) to manage the flow of information between disparate...

Understanding HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Options for Health IT

Healthcare providers looking for HIPAA-compliant applications, storage, and networking options are increasingly turning to the cloud, which has quickly become a low-cost way to develop the complex infrastructure required to support a variety...

The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement

RevCycleIntelligence Medicare and Medicaid are government healthcare programs that help individuals acquire coverage, but similarities between the programs more or less end there. Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement structures vary significantly by program and state....

Overcoming Patient Barriers to Chronic Disease Management

PatientEngagementHIT Improving adherence to chronic disease management and treatment plans is a critical facet of improving outcomes and keeping costs low. In order to engage patients, communicate efficiently, and help individuals achieve their wellness goals, providers...

Data Integrity Strategies for Patient Matching, Identification

HealthITAnalytics Patient matching errors are an insidious but all-too-common threat to patient safety in the healthcare setting.  While providers have generally embraced the idea that a patient’s electronic record should follow her from the moment...

Telepsychiatry Opens a New Window into Behavioral Healthcare

mHealthIntelligence Telepsychiatry is one of the fastest-growing platforms in the telemedicine space these days, due in large part to improvements in video-conferencing technology. Mental healthcare is described as the one medical field in which the doctor doesn’t...

EMR v. EHR: Electronic Medical, Health Record Differences

EHRIntelligence The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) have become widely synonymous, but they did not start that way and some still argue that a distinction between is necessary to restate. Healthcare organizations and...

Turning Healthcare Big Data into Actionable Clinical Intelligence

HealthITAnalytics Healthcare organizations on the hunt for lower costs, better outcomes, and value-based care bonuses have invested heavily in hoarding as much big data as they can get their hands on.  From customer service call logs and clinical documentation...

Mental Health Data Security Critical in HIPAA Compliance

HealthITSecurity Mental healthcare is becoming an increasingly critical national issue. Covered entities and business associates that specialize in mental health are required to adhere to HIPAA regulations for maintaining, transferring, or sharing mental health...

After EHR Adoption, Revenue Cycle Technology Modernization Begins

RevCycleIntelligence Electronic health records (EHRs) revolutionized the way healthcare organizations collect, analyze, and report patient and practice data. And now that nearly 97 percent of hospitals and almost three-quarters of providers are using certified EHR...

How Hospitals Can Raise Patient Satisfaction, CAHPS Scores

PatientEngagementHIT Healthcare organizations with high patient satisfaction and CAHPS scores see a multitude of benefits. High patient satisfaction scores usually result in higher reimbursement payments from CMS, better patient retention rates, and the assurance...

How Do Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Differ in Healthcare?

HealthITAnalytics If the futurists, visionaries, and venture capitalists are to be believed, artificial intelligence is right on the cusp of becoming the most important breakthrough for healthcare since penicillin.  Self-driving cars, scary-smart advertising,...

FHIR Finally Brings the Internet to Bear on Healthcare’s Big Data

HealthITAnalytics Few modern technologies have been quite as transformational as the internet.  Pervading every facet of daily life, the information superhighway that society has come to know and love – and occasionally loathe – has enabled a...

How to Design and Develop a Mobile Health Application

mHealthIntelligence Healthcare providers looking to establish an mHealth strategy for patient or provider engagement likely see a mobile health application or two as a good place to start. Mobile health applications allow healthcare providers to connect with patients...

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