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Integrated, Accessible Hospital Data Could Save $30 Billion per Year

Hospital Data Solutions That Exceed Expectations are in the Cloud The rise of healthcare costs have been noted for decades. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that from 1980 through 2008, the average annual increase in healthcare costs averaged nine percent. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the number dropped to…
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Secure Your Future With Disaster Recovery Protocol

The Best Disaster Recovery in Offsite Form A great number of events can put your data in jeopardy. These events, unpredictable in nature, can compromise your PACS server and all your stored data. From floods to fires, earthquakes to tornados – natural disasters are only one part of the equation. There is also human error…
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Electronic Health Record Adoption is Challenging Rural Hospitals

The healthcare needs of residents living in rural areas are no different than the residents of densely populated cities throughout the U.S. However, there is a gap in the level of service available to these rural residents. Electronic health record (EHR) requirements are not unlike the healthcare needs of the rural residents in that these…
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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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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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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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Got PACS: You Also Need DICOM

DICOM is the standard for handling, printing, sharing and storing medical imaging. Essentially, DICOM is an application layer network protocol developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the AmericanCollege of Radiology for CAT, Ultrasound and MRI scan images. Widely successful and implemented, DICOM is now controlled by the DICOM Standards Committee. PACS allow medical…
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Hospital Data Loss Affects the Majority of Hospitals

According to a recent Ponemon Institute survey, healthcare facilities have struggled to keep patient data secure. Almost 95 percent of healthcare organizations said they have leaked data within the last two years. Most of these leaks are due to staff negligence, but some of the issues are tied up in the technology used to store…
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How VNA Powers up IT Healthcare Management at Critical Access Hospitals

For those living in densely populated areas, you might be surprised to learn that there are more than 2,000 rural hospitals serving roughly one-fifth of America’s population living in remote areas. They are called critical access hospitals, and while they might not have the resources of the larger hospitals in urban centers, they provide a…
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