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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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Five Reasons to Believe PACS Could be Evolving for Radiology

PACS and VNA Helping to Change the Imaging Landscape The technological landscape surrounding the healthcare industry has continually evolved. However, will this evolution change PACS as we know it? Industry experts are predicting just that. Some experts are saying your PACS has outlived its purpose and will be replaced by more versatile systems. However, rather…
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How the Best PACS System Grows With the Hospital

Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) were developed to provide better access to medical imaging with fewer hassles than what is experienced with film or CDs. Unfortunately, obsolescence is something that just about any medical facility’s IT department faces when working with an old PACS. Any PACS solution that doesn’t have adequate disaster recovery protection…
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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 are Typical Problems with Image Routing?

When a healthcare facility implements a new picture archiving communication system (PACS), the honeymoon phase might last a couple of years before image routing problems begin to occur. In facilities where the PACS is really old, there is a good chance that there are more problems on a typical day than just image routing issues.…
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Combat Hospital Data Loss With Accessibility, Archiving

Complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is not something most healthcare providers find to be a simple task. However, violating HIPAA regulations means fines, something most smaller providers can’t afford to risk. There are rules regarding hospital data loss and making sure data is backed up in a secure fashion. To…
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Offsite Radiology and Informatics: Where We’ll be in Five Years

The number of patients seeking out radiology services rises everyday. The technology to serve these patients is also changing, as is the workflow. What needs to happen to make sure this influx of patients is getting the quality care they need? Healthcare facilities are starting to figure it out, but close attention must be paid…
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What Are the Benefits of Using Offsite Archiving?

Health information management continues to evolve, from the technology used to the compliance issues surrounding it. Offsite archiving also becomes affected by these changes. It’s all about protecting the data and keeping confidential information safe from compromise. Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) modify HIPAA, which has affected the way facilities operate…
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Cloud PACS Increases Efficiency For Radiology Departments

Industries of all types are moving to cloud-based solutions. Compared to on-premise solutions, cloud computing is cheaper, more efficient and more secure. This is true of the cloud computing for radiology departments as well. Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) are also moving to the cloud, and bringing with them tremendous value. Cloud PACS are…
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