Information Technology - February 2014

Survey: Top-level support lacking at health care data centers

Only 30 percent of the health care facilities surveyed say they have top-management support


Study says healthcare organizations under siege from cyberattacks

In addition to getting access to patient files and information, the attackers infiltrated devices such as radiology imaging software, conferencing systems, printers, firewalls, Web cameras and mail servers


Technology gaps threaten post-acute facilities

Without better technology capabilities, about half of providers surveyed predict they will be bought out by more capable companies by 2015


Designing for EHRs in today's healthcare facility

Process map, systems analysis and staff training keys to successful plan


New program to offer long distance health services to students

With bluetooth-enabled stethoscopes, otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes, a pediatrician will see patients at the elementary school as part of a telehealth program


Upgrading infrastructure for electronic health records

Developing an integrated, facility-wide EHR system starts with routing new cabling and wiring, installing power and data outlets, enabling Wi-Fi access and identifying information technology rack closets


Texas hospital recognized for efforts to go 'paperless'

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics program measures a hospital's implementation and use of medical records


Security gaps can cost $1.6 billion

Cutting corners on IT security can end up costing more down the road



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