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Make a Business Continuity Plan Today … Before Your Hospital Has To

How to Attack Your Business Continuity Plan Every now and then we get reminders of why we should always hope for the best but plan for the worst. This is at the essence of what a business continuity plan is, especially for the healthcare industry where disruptions in business through outside forces can compromise a…
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Size Does Matter: How Rural Hospitals Benefit From Cloud PACS

More than ever, healthcare facilities, including rural hospitals, are utilizing the strengths of cloud PACS to deliver better healthcare services. Nearly every provider has made the leap to electronic health records systems or is in the process of doing so because it’s federally mandated. For hospitals that kept storage vaults for their medical imaging, those…
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DICOM Storage and Patients: It’s About Access to Their Own Images

The DICOM storage process is evolving. When health information exchanges were first coming into play in the healthcare industry, there was a lot of focus on setting the foundation right, establishing connectivity and coming up with standards that lead to sustainability. As nearly everyone in the industry has gotten onboard, we’re finding that the amount…
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Are These Key Elements of Disaster Recovery Part of Your Hospital Business Continuity Planning?

Business Continuity Planning Through Cloud-Based Solutions When it comes to technology, being prepared for evolving solutions is critical. In the healthcare industry, change is a constant, including with technology tied to medical imaging. This became highly apparent as hospitals moved away from film-based systems to electronic images. Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) are now…
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Newton Medical Center Launches Vendor Neutral Archiving through OffSite Image Management: Challenges with PACS and Mammography Storage Resolved; Workflow Improved

 OffSite Image Management Partners With Newton Medical Center to Solve “Aging” PACS Problems With 3D Mammography Vendor Neutral Archiving Solutions Highlighted in Community Hospital Case Study View the OffSite Case Study pdf document here. March 1, 2016 (St. Joseph, MO):  Newton Medical Center, Newton, KS, like many community hospitals, faces problems managing diagnostic images within an aging…
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Cloud PACS and Seamless EMR Data

There are many reasons why medical facilities are establishing electronic health records  (EHRs and EMRs) and cloud PACS, none of which are probably more enticing than the federal government’s incentives in doing so. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was passed in 2009, first brought to light these incentives. IT departments in healthcare facilities…
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Keeping Hospital Data Secure and Safe

It’s imperative that patient information not be seen by unauthorized eyes. Hospitals have been fined millions of dollars for mismanaging information, either through a lost laptop or a stolen flash drive. There are risks around every corner, which is why healthcare professionals invest a lot of time and money in shoring up those risks. HIPAA…
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Best Health Information Exchange: Should Patients Have Control?

What You Should Offer for the Best Health Information Exchange Services In the healthcare industry, many professionals are reluctant to change. Take small doctor’s office across America as an example; you see many of them still using large file folders containing the medical history of patients. These are professionals who may not understand or embrace…
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VNA Healthcare: How a Community Hospital Used VNA to Enhance Mammography and Workflow

VNA Healthcare Solutions in the Cloud While technological advancements have improved the way radiologists study images, there continues to be issues in how images are managed. Specifically, archiving, accessing and sharing medical images are at the forefront of most healthcare professional’s list of challenges. VNA healthcare advancements are providing an answer to the questions about…
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Protecting Electronic Health Records Can be Expensive But it Doesn’t Have to be Out of Reach

One has to look no further than how much the healthcare system is spending to protect themselves from data breaches to understand the magnitude of how important protecting against threats is becoming – $7 billion annually. Electronic health records (EHRs) have many advantages to the archaic ways of storing and accessing patient information, but EHRs…
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