For backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution providers Security Compliance can be a multi-tiered, multi-faceted monster. Industry verticals such as banking, health care, insurance and energy production all have different regulatory requirements to protect information systems.
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Published By: Nimboxx
Published Date: Jul 10, 2015
Nationwide Healthcare Services operates short-term and long-term residential health facilities across the East Coast. The fast-growing organization traditionally maintained a non-virtualized IT environment with physical servers located at its headquarters and all other facilities accessing data via VPN. Faced with aging servers and expiring warranties, Nationwide knew it needed to make a change to take advantage of virtualization and emerging data center technology.
Meet the Top 100 Health-Care Vendors and VARs. These companies aren't just reshaping our IT systems; they're also changing the very essence of patient care. Unprecedented opportunities stemming from Health-Care Reform and Federal Stimulus initiatives have heightened competition in the health-care market. But detailed regulations, qualifications and security concerns have created a landscape where only the truly-educated stand to benefit from the boom.
This eZine will identify new opportunities, strategies and up-sell potential for integrators entering the health-care market. Mounting opportunities, such as HIPPA assessments, audits, compliance tools and risk calculators can translate into unprecedented profit growth. You'll get tips on how some strategic changes can take your health-care package from ailing to the picture of health. You'll also get great a real-life case study on how a five hospital network implemented a solution that let their medical staff tend to patients, instead of records.
This Everything Channel Starter Pack describes an easy and reliable way to get the expertise you need to understand the healthcare IT market and successfully sell and manage healthcare IT and compliance solutions. Healthcare providers face the challenge of complying with numerous regulations, and are also moving toward electronic medical records. Technology solutions can help in each of these areas-and solution providers that sell and manage these tools can see significant profits. They can deliver the services, systems and integration needed to keep healthcare facilities in strict compliance. Learn about how Avnet SolutionsPath® methodology, the foundation of Avnet's dedicated healthcare practice, provides an effective way to serve the growing healthcare market.
Electronic medical records (EMR) represent a major opportunity for solution providers to support the necessary networks and systems healthcare providers need. EMR makes it possible for doctors, hospital, labs and others to exchange medical information seamlessly. EMR comes with security, compliance and privacy concerns, however, and solution providers can help healthcare organizations address these challenges. This Everything Channel Starter Pack shows how you can find the resources needed to enter and profit from this growing market for healthcare technology solutions. Read about how a partnership with Avnet can enable solution providers to deliver the services and technology to support EMR.
Published By: CompTIA
Published Date: May 12, 2015
Managed service providers in the healthcare, infrastructure relocation, and financial service industries, tell their stories of modernization, adaptation, and growth, in this Quick Start Guide to compliance from CompTIA. IT solutions providers are learning all over again about best practices for sharing of customer data and reporting of financial data. But they’re also learning how best to help their clients meet compliance guidelines.
The consistent and accurate identification of patients has long presented a challenge for healthcare organizations across the globe. Why? Because the process of patient identification remains largely manual and persists across the entire patient journey. As such, it is highly prone to errors and can lead to serious patient harm. Automated patient identification systems are essential to correcting this long-standing problem and improving the health and well-being of patients as well as protecting the integrity of the healthcare system.
From professional services and hospitality to healthcare and retail, businesses thrive when they have fast, reliable Internet connections. You need reliable connections to send sales transactions, upload files, transmit payroll data, and take advantage of cloud-based applications for sales, finance, and shipping. Then remember all of the different devices in your office – like mobile phones, wearables, tablets, and even desktop phones – and the need becomes even greater.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Aug 22, 2018
Health systems that implement CRM-based engagement solutions stand to achieve significant strategic gains, from acquiring and retaining patients to supporting more positive clinical outcomes to increasing referrals to member providers and practices. Driven by easy access to rich consumer data and analytic profiling, as well as patient encounter histories, CRM-based engagement centers optimized for healthcare enable health system CSRs to quickly offer personalized responses to consumer or patient inquiries via multiple in- and outbound media, including telephone, email, social, and web.
In this infographic, we are going to show you the possibilities with modernized, optimized data infrastructure. In doing so, we aim to bring you ideas about how you can bring your own data-driven business vision to life, focusing on the outcomes that matter most to you.
In essence, we will be discussing five main industries and the possibilities for modernized data infrastructure. We will be displaying how Banking and Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail can use data, analytics and automation to optimize their business, therefore bringing about a competitive edge which previously appeared unimaginable. Using data correctly, most importantly building proper data infrastructures, can be the driving force behind obtaining a competitive edge.
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Most population health management strategies include initiatives to improve clinical outcomes and decrease the cost of care. Read this one-page interview with Dr. Tina Moen, Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM Watson Health, as she shares the benefits and insights of collaborative medication management, including incorporating pharmacists in population health strategies.
East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) in Opelika, Alabama, is a 314-bed facility that employs 2,700, including 770 inpatient nurses. With a mission focused on providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare, the hospital celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2012. In the prior year EAMC was recognized as one of only five hospitals in Alabama named a Top Hospital for Patient Experiences by Women Certified®. This distinction joins others the hospital has won, such as being listed among the Top 100 Heart Hospitals in the U.S. and on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” in America.
A As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos. What constitutes direct patient care? Hands-on patient assessment, administering medications, and performing procedures clearly top the list. But can other activities be considered direct care too—even those not conducted in a patient’s presence?
"Healthcare organizations have significantly more to consider than the average business when it comes to network and device security. Concern over code modification, key compromise, password-based vulnerabilities and man-in-the-middle attacks have caused hospital CIOs and CISOs to rethink their security strategies and investments. The threat to these devices has even been assigned its own term: medjacking, a shortened form of “medical device hijacking.”
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Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Digital technology continues to play an ever-increasing role in today’s modern healthcare systems. While 95% of hospitals in the United States have implemented Electronic Health Records or EHR, much work remains.1 Patient identification errors continue to plague hospitals and are the precipitating factor for 13% of surgical mistakes and 67% of transfusion mix-ups.2 Nationally, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure 1.3 million people annually.3 The cost of lost lives, reduced productivity and malpractice insurance fees are debilitating the healthcare industry.
At the center of every hospital’s safety program is the patient wristband, which provides caregivers access to the information they need at every point of care during the patient stay. However, not
all wristbands are of equal quality. Some wristbands are not durable enough to withstand the rigors
of a busy hospital environment, leading to workarounds and mistakes that, in the end, comprise patient care.
Detecting and preventing errors that threaten patient safety is a closed-loop process that begins at the point of care, extends to independent laboratories, and then back to the caregiver. Sample identification and results reporting errors can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment with deadly consequences. A 2006 Wall Street Journal article reported that while malpractice claims for pathology errors are relatively low, they are the second most costly. In addition to creating a serious risk to patient safety, sample misidentification creates significant financial implications. Redraws, retesting and additional treatment that result from sample errors cost the healthcare industry an estimated
$200 million to $400 million per year.
The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
While advanced persistent threats and malware still plague some victims, it is ransomware that is still gaining real traction in today’s cybersecurity landscape. The EternalBlue flaw that took over the news in May 2017 rose to popularity as a result of its inclusion in the data leaked by The Shadow Brokers. Utilized in multiple attacks alongside the also-released DoublePulsar exploit, including the installation of cryptocurrency miner Adylkuzz, the exploits are just the tip of the cyberwarfare tools The Shadow Brokers are claiming to have in their arsenal. The latest EternalBlue and DoublePulsar based attacks, delivering the WannaCry Ransomware, have so far been hugely damaging to healthcare organizations while also impacting over 200,000 endpoints in 150 countries. WannaCry-WanaCryptor 2.0 was coupled with the EternalBlue exploit, allowing it to automatically propagate itself to vulnerable machines across the Internet. While not technically advanced, the use of EternalBlue and DoubleP
ealthcare workers understand the complexity of fighting infections better than most. As medications are developed, germs evolve and become resistant to those medications. Over time, germs become incredibly complex and difficult to treat as they continue to evolve and adapt.
Unfortunately, computer viruses seem to be following a similar pattern—and the healthcare industry is struggling to catch up.
Healthcare accounts for 21% of all cybersecurity breaches, making it the most affected business sector in the U.S. economy. Ongoing attacks are predicted to cost providers $305 billion in lifetime revenue over the next few years. Download this white paper to learn how to make healthcare cybersecurity stronger.
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