Texas DIR Cloud Services Contract Awarded To Environmental Intelligence, LLC
Environmental Intelligence, LLC (EI), has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Cloud Broker services to state agencies and eligible customers across Texas.
Cloud Computing In Healthcare Could Generate $11 Billion In Savings
While 90 percent of healthcare CIOs view IT innovation as critical to success, the more surprising statistic is that fewer than one-fourth consider their existing infrastructure capable of supporting such technological advancement.
The healthcare industry is gradually overcoming its fears and is—finally—about to get high on the cloud.
The array of technologies commonly known as cloud computing are coming into their own in healthcare as a secure, capable and cost-effective means to provision computer hardware, and software and services, despite persistent and still lingering concerns about privacy, security and reliability.
Cloud computing is a topic that is getting a lot of attention lately especially when it comes to applying the technology to healthcare. With so many people weighing in on the topic, it may seem quite difficult at times to decipher what is myth vs. truth.
There’s been a whole lot of capital invested in health information technology these past few years. And some people – especially those who are in charge of spending more of it – want to know whether it’s money well spent.
Best Practices for PHI Data Security and Selecting the Right Cloud Computing Provider
In recent months, cloud computing is a topic that is getting a lot of attention especially when applying the technology in healthcare. Cloud computing is becoming more attractive to medical organizations predominately due to the benefits that the technology offers including reduced enterprise IT infrastructure and power consumption costs, scalability, flexibility, and accessibility.
The Benefits of Managed Network Services to Medical Practices
Small and medium-sized medical practices that remain hesitant about Managed Network Services are not realizing the value or the peace of mind that comes with having this service. Some of the advantages of using a Managed Network Services provider that specializes in health IT include better cost control and a more comprehensive and up-to-date IT infrastructure that’s dependable, stable, and allows medical practices to comply with regulatory compliances.
Medical Practice Marketing – Best Practices For Attracting New Patients Using Health IT Capabilities
Effective marketing is a key play for any business, regardless of industry. Attracting new patients to a medical practice is no different. Most often, physicians market their credentials, emphasizing their education, board certifications, experience, and hospital affiliations. Also, many physicians establish relationships with other providers to create a referral network and many practices encourage existing patients to refer friends and family to the practice.
GAO Calls For Significant Strategy Changes To The CMS EHR Incentive Program
The GAO recently took a swipe at the government’s Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked strategy and called for action to establish a strategy in order to achieve its goals, especially those aimed at improving care.
CMS Provides Organizations With Meaningful Use Exceptions
The federal government has provided relief for healthcare providers via the hardship exception rule in the Meaningful EHR Incentive Program. Eligible physicians and hospitals can apply for exceptions to anticipated penalties if their EHR vendor has not obtained EHR certification for 2014.
ONC Proposing Voluntary EHR Certification For 2015
At the same time that a huge coalition of health organization asks for more flexibility in the current phase of the EHR incentive program, federal health IT regulators are proposing a new, voluntary certification for 2015 that they think could solve a number of current quagmires.
ONC Chief DeSalvo Perspectives On Patient ID’s and HIE’s
Health information exchange on a national level is attainable within the next three years, but matching patients to all the right records is a critical data security, privacy and patient safety concern that must first be addressed, says Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the new national coordinator for health IT.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo is not the first head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with a public health background. But she’s sounding as though she may be the first to make public health an ONC priority.