Healthcare facilities News
April 04, 2016
While the ransomware attacks that recently crippled Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Health system and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles captured nationwide headlines, those ...
January 05, 2016
Nearly 180 behavioral health facilities in Massachusetts are sharing more than $1 million in grant funds to support them in their use of health IT, such as implementing EHRs and health information ...
April 30, 2015
St. Luke's Health System uses Nutanix hyper-convergence nodes to distribute 2.4 PB of shared storage across its growing network of facilities.
January 16, 2014
Health IT data storage is migrating to the cloud and will cause infrastructure realignment. On top of that, is your security plan ready?
Healthcare facilities Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
While the next generation likely won't know life without mHealth, it's critical for us today to consider its rate, magnitude and scope of change. Continue Reading
Get a breakdown of what's new and what has changed in the proposed Stage 2 and Stage 3 meaningful use criteria issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Continue Reading
Evaluate Healthcare facilities Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
A team of doctors and researchers from the Piedmont Heart Institute have turned to 3D printing to create anatomically correct heart valves to reduce the amount of risk to a patient during surgery. Continue Reading
In the wake of an extremely active hurricane season, telehealth providers are ensuring that patients in affected areas can get the services they need without going to the hospital. Continue Reading
There are an abundance of challenges of telehealth, but perhaps the most concerning to experts is not knowing where data resides and the lack of interoperability. Continue Reading
Manage Healthcare facilities
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
The future of IoT devices in healthcare facilities depends greatly on how well providers are equipped to use the patient data collected by the devices. Continue Reading
During the 2006 E. coli outbreak, it took the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention three weeks from the first report of the outbreak to announce that the culprit was spinach from a particular supplier. Had the Internet of Things been in place, however, it would have taken a lot less time to track and trace the implicated product, suggests Michael Coene, executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton. And this is only one example of the numerous possible IoT applications in food supply chains.
In this issue of CIO Decisions, Senior Site Editor John Moore details the various potential IoT applications for reducing food safety problems and other issues inherent in the food supply chain. Plus, we break down how VDI technology helped one blood supply provider become more efficient, decrease blood wastage costs and potentially save more lives; sit down with the United Nations' CITO to discuss how she plans to innovate the organization's IT group and combat the dark Web; and get an organizational agility expert's take on how to successfully carry out a reorganization.Continue Reading
Providers can now do more than analyze past patient data with healthcare BI tools. They can possibly reduce readmissions and assign facility resources with predictive analytics. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Healthcare facilities Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
Australia's National Blood Authority deployed VDI to improve its ability to manage blood inventory levels and improve efficiency. Continue Reading
Healthcare providers are awash in data in light of electronic health records. Partners, however, can help clients leverage their information with BI tools. Continue Reading
As physicians increasingly rely on mobile devices to access patient health information, there is increased pressure for wireless networks in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to perform seamlessly. And it's not just clinicians fueling the demand -- patients and other guests expect to remain connected with the outside world, too.
This three-part guide explores the need for strong wireless network in healthcare facilities. First, contributor Stan Gibson takes a look at how hospitals have evolved from "wireless wastelands" into organizations that rely on constant connectivity to Wi-Fi networks. Next, columnist Trevor Strome discusses Wi-Fi challenges, and how the new 802.11ac industry standard could change things. Finally, expert Reda Chouffani offers a list of five elements that can improve wireless connectivity. Continue Reading