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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...

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....

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