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Certified Health IT Infrastructure Requirements of MACRA Rule

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The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the publishing of a final rule to implement provisions of to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), introducing a new program called the Quality Payment Program....

Is Health IT Infrastructure Ready for the Internet of Things?

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As the internet of things (IoT) grows so does the importance of a healthcare organization’s infrastructure to support increased connected devices of various kinds.  Gartner predicts that by 2018, 6 billion connected things will be...

Making Innovation Work For EHR Integration, Interoperability

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Improving healthcare interoperability will require innovators to move providers beyond their dissatisfaction with early EHR and health IT systems and adopt integrative technologies capable of improving care coordination, delivery, and cost. According...

Mobile VPN Adoption Continues in Health IT Infrastructure

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The adoption of mobile virtual private networks as part of health IT infrastructure is expected to grow in the coming years in order to support remote access to secure files and safeguard against continued threats from hackers, according...

54% of Orgs See Health IT Infrastructure as Top Mobility Test

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Fifty-four percent of healthcare organizations named health IT infrastructure as their top challenge when deploying employee mobile device usage, according to a recent survey released by Spok Holdings. Fifty-eight percent of healthcare organizations...

How WLAN Vendor Acquisition and Collaboration Affects Clients

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Wireless networks are a significant piece of health IT infrastructure responsible for security and connectivity. It’s important to be informed of any WLAN vendor changes to be sure HIPAA requirements are still being met. This month, Extreme...

Where Interoperability, Integration Fit into EHR Selection

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As part of its effort to improve health information sharing, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued new guidance for healthcare organizations to consider during EHR selection and contracting. As part...

Why Careful Health IT Infrastructure Planning is Essential

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A successful health IT infrastructure comprises many layers. From storage to wireless networks, these solutions need to work together to ensure electronic health data is secure and accessible. IT infrastructure is made up of the solutions used...

Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Key to Advancing Care

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The first is a global assessment of value-based care The Economist Intelligence Unit. Despite increases worldwide in EHR adoption, several countries, including the United States, have as of yet been unable to put this technology to work fully...

Solutions to Guest Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

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More and more hospital visitors are expecting guest access to healthcare wireless networks, so healthcare organizations need to plan accordingly. In a recent survey of healthcare IT trends, 77 percent of respondents stated their wireless network...

Using Firewalls to Strengthen Healthcare Network Security

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Firewalls are the the first line of defense for securing healthcare network against the public internet. Firewalls are digital walls that stand between protected health data and potentially dangerous malware. Following an established set of rules,...

McKesson Makes Push for Healthcare Interoperability

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McKesson Health Solutions announced the launch of a healthcare interoperability platform, the Intelligence Hub, with the aim of automating and streamlining claims reimbursement for providers, payers, and vendors. Using open standards such as...

WEDI: EHR Integration Necessary for Leveraging Genomic Data

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A white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) explores the potential to improve care coordination and health outcomes through the use of genomic information, a potentially depending in large part on EHR integration...

Health IT Interoperability Needed to Drive Cancer Research

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In a recent report delivered last meet to the National Cancer Advisory Board, members of the Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel called for the creation of a national health IT infrastructure to support next-generation cancer research as...

Lessons Learned from EHR Integration of Medical Devices

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As the assigned project manager spearheading numerous large health system enterprise-wise medical device integration programs for over a decade, I’ve learned an essential lesson about EHR integration of medical devices. Data captured from...

Overcoming Challenges to Rural Health IT Infrastructure

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Critical access hospitals (CAHs) and small rural hospitals make up a large part of the healthcare industry in the United States. Major internet service providers don’t provide strong service in these areas, making it difficult for CAHs...

ONC Blockchain Winners Target Health IT Interoperability

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named the final winners of its healthcare blockchain challenge, several with a focus on advancing health IT interoperability. “We are thrilled by the incredible...

What Cloud-Managed WLAN Has to Offer Healthcare Networks

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Managing healthcare wireless networks can strain IT departments especially if those on the smaller side. And the growing popularity of mobile devices in the workplace and the constant connection needed Wi-Fi enabled medical devices makes network...

Challenges Facing Large-Scale Healthcare Wireless Deployment

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Deploying a large-scale wireless network is a serious undertaking for any healthcare organization. Hospitals don’t see a lot of downtime in network traffic because of around-the-clock operation, which can put strain on the most reliable...

Value of Wireless Site Surveys to Health Network Security

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Wireless site surveys are important to every network assessment, but Wi-Fi enabled technology and the need for mobile access make site surveys a critical part of healthcare network deployment. When introducing the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard to an...

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