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Benefits of 802.11ac to Wireless Health IT Infrastructure

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As the number of Wi-Fi-capable devices connecting to a health IT infrastructure grows, the importance of deploying the latest wireless technology becomes a top priority for organizations and their IT departments. With all employees from administrative...

How Virtual Private Networks Benefit Healthcare Technology

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Private networks are often the first line of defense for healthcare IT networks. With the growing adoption of healthcare cloud technology and digital recordkeeping, building a strong network and controlling the way people access it can help decrease...

5 Areas to Improve the Health IT Interoperability Experience

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At last month's meeting of the Interoperability Experience Task Force, member of this collaboration between the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees identified five use cases to help improve the experience of health IT interoperability...

Health Network Security Challenges of Wireless Deployment

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Recent policy changes in the healthcare industry are putting pressure on health network security. Once considered a luxury, secure, fast, and reliable wireless networks are now vital to every healthcare organization. Patient portals, cloud servers,...

New FHIR App Developments Support Health Data Search on EHRs

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A research team has successfully developed a system which supports patient data in Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) repositories over the SMART on FHIR format, helping to boost health data interoperability between disparate technologies....

Better Health IT Interoperability Needed to Close Gaps in Care

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Health IT interoperability serves as a considerable barrier to mitigating gaps in care, according to a recent white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) in partnership with the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for...

CEO Judy Faulkner Airs Epic’s Views on EHR Interoperability

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EHR interoperability is one of the most challenging issues facing the modern healthcare industry, but Epic Systems Founder and CEO Judy Faulkner thinks her company – and her rivals – are making short work of lingering technical problems...

4 Ways to Plan for Changes in Health IT Infrastructure

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Just as doubt clouds major financial markets, sub-markets — such as health IT infrastructure — react the same way to ambiguity. Consider, as a case in point, computer maker Dell’s plans to acquire data storage vendor EMC and...

Health Data Exchange Assists in Newborn Screening Programs

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The field of newborn screening (NBS) will get a boost from health data exchange upgrades in several states, thanks to $5.4 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Colorado School of Public Health and...

Group Recommends Faster Paths to Health IT Interoperability

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Health IT interoperability is a key area for elevating health system value identified by a coalition of industry stakeholdersHealth IT interoperability is a key area for elevating health system value identified by a coalition of industry stakeholders....

Health Information Exchange Funds IT Investment for Flint

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Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) has committed $250,000 toward connecting all healthcare providers in Genesee County, Michigan to GLHC’s statewide health information exchange. The assistance comes in response to lead contamination of drinking...

On-Demand Care: A Growing Part of Health IT Infrastructure

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The business case for “digital-first” healthcare models appears to be rapidly coalescing. Research from professional services firm Accenture indicates that companies are leveraging an emerging parcel of health IT infrastructure —...

Merger Plan Includes Health Information Exchange Commitment

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If all goes according to plan, Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will merge in April 2016, forming an as-yet-unnamed health system serving communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The two organizations...

Clinics Wary of Portals Despite Health Data Sharing Benefits

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A qualitative study of provider views on patient portals finds recognition of the technology’s potential to improve patient communication and health information exchange; however, at clinics serving low-income patients, personnel have concerns...

FDA Recognizes Medical Devices in Health IT Infrastructure

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears intent on positioning medical devices within the realm of health IT infrastructure. Twice this month, the FDA has issued draft guidance on medical devices — first on Jan. 22 relating to...

Can Wire Data Monitoring Streamline Health IT Performance?

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While the vast majority of technology professionals would give almost anything to be able to design a fully functional, streamlined, interoperable health IT infrastructure from the ground up, the reality of the reality of the healthcare industry...

Care Management and IT Costs Challenge PCMH Transitions

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Transforming a primary care practice into a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a costly endeavor — to such an extent that the financial challenge may prevent small and independent practices from making the shift, according to a new...

Supporting the Healthcare Data Sets of Tomorrow

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Health IT infrastructure is getting in on potentially game-changing technology. Long derided for its inability to keep pace with sister industries, healthcare stands on the brink of a dynamic shift. Core capabilities leveraged by the likes of...

Federated Network Could Share Data Across Cancer Centers

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A new element in the national health IT infrastructure could be a system that facilitates data and biospecimen sharing among U.S. cancer centers. A team led by scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described in the Dec....

National HIE Connection and App Store in ONC Plans for 2016

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National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD, revealed on Dec. 8 two key initiatives intended to catalyze health information exchange and health IT interoperability initiatives during the coming year. Speaking at a Bipartisan Policy Center...

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