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Atchison Hospital in Rural Kansas Says Current Patient Data Archiving System “Reached Its Limits”

Like many rural hospitals, the team at Atchison Hospital, Kansas, knows there’s a lot to lose if problems with existing overburdened patient data systems aren’t solved – such as the loss of reimbursements from Meaningful Use standards, loss of patients or staff to other facilities, and serious impacts on patient care. Instead, they’re moving toward…
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Best Health Information Exchange: Where do You Fit in?

By now everyone involved with healthcare has heard about or been touched in some way by health information exchange (HIE). By the middle of 2013, about half of all physicians in the U.S. were actively using an electronic health records system. The question is, are they using the best health information exchange available? The best…
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Healthcare Enterprise and VNA: Starts with Strategy

Healthcare providers across the nation are looking at ways they can establish a better and more secure healthcare enterprise. The ones that are succeeding are doing it with vendor neutral archiving (VNA). To get started, you have to have a strategy. Your first thought should be on how you can get ready to migrate your…
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What You Need to Know About Archiving Structured Data (HL7)

The importance of sharing information in the healthcare industry is such that Health Level 7 (HL7), a conglomeration of healthcare professionals in 55 countries, has been created to help establish the standard format for exchanging data. Archiving structured data (HL7) is a priority. Archive refers to a long-term data storage subsystem, which is increasingly important…
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Missouri Rural Hospital Follows National Trend for Quicker Information Sharing and Diagnosis through Vendor-Neutral Solutions and Cloud Based PACS Solutions

(Unionville, Mo – July 9, 2013) It’s a scene administrator’s and patients won’t see much at rural hospitals and clinics anymore: doctors holding large x-ray films up to the light to review them, then packaging them up as-is or by CD format to send to other centers. Instead, many rural healthcare facilities are implementing cloud…
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DICOM Exchange and VNA: Hand in Hand for Image Success

It’s well established that the Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) standard is the preferred method for handling, storing, printing and sharing medical imaging. It’s also becoming more established that when a DICOM exchange is mixed with vendor neutral archiving systems (VNA), the coupling proves extremely valuable. Some would argue that the DICOM exchange…
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A Scary Story About Hospital Data Loss

If you are like anyone else associated with the healthcare industry, you shudder every time you see news about a hospital losing patient files. Hospital data loss is a very real problem that every healthcare facility faces. Are you doing everything you can to prevent these losses? Late last year, hospital data loss was reported…
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Surprising Predictions About Cloud Backup Services for Radiology

What Cloud Backup Services Can do For You Cloud computing is growing at a rate that has industry experts saying it will be a $6.79 billion industry in 2018. That represents an annual compound growth rate of more than 21 percent. What is your IT team doing to join in with cloud backup services. Have…
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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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More Providers Becoming Connected With Offsite DICOM Solutions

OffSite Image Management DICOM Solutions Chosen for Pilot Program Providers today are faced with many challenges in sharing and archiving medical images. Fortunately, leaders in the field are coming together to establish a solution. Spearheading the effort today is the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN), which recently announced that 10 members were selected to participate…
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