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      • Special Report on VDI

        The articles contained here were written by Brian Madden, the fiercely independent thought leader in the world of virtualisation and mobility management. Along with his co-author Gabe Knuth, Brian is responsible for both “The VDI Delusion” and “Desktops as a Service” books – considered to be the most reliable sources of information on battling today’s technology pain points.

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      • Shop for midmarket ERP software that will boost the bottom line

        With an ever-increasing number of ERP vendors, searching for the right ERP software in today's market makes finding a needle in a haystack look easy. But it can be done. In fact, it's gaining real traction in the world of manufacturing. And, while cloud models like Software as a Service have historically been seen as the most feasible option for midsize companies, IT departments today are discovering a host of options -- everything from hosted ERP to public clouds.

        In this three-part guide, our editors go beyond the hype. First, readers will get one manufacturer's firsthand account of moving its ERP systems to the cloud -- and the benefits and challenges encountered on the way up. Next, analyst China Martens offers expert advice on the types of questions IT manufacturers need to be asking before making software buying decisions. Finally, readers will get a boost ahead of the competition with our curated list of the top ERP vendors.

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      • 2014 ONC certification standards put pressure on EHR rollouts

        March 2014

        Includes:
        • ICD-10 support, EHR applications among clinical, financial upgrades
        • Tips for making your 2014 EHR, ICD-10 update go more smoothly
        • Better quality measures, analytics needed for development of ACO models
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      • Healthcare analytics takes larger role in performance

        Today, analytics is just another part of doing business, and healthcare stands to profit: Reduced costs and improved care coordination are just a few of the expected benefits. But healthcare organizations first must get their houses in order. This briefing will explore the information management paths the industry is taking to the analytics Promised Land, assessing expert and executive viewpoints and taking a careful look at SearchHealthIT's 2013 data analytics survey.

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      • EHR integration, quality improvement driving clinical decision support

        Improvement in the care delivery process begins at the bedside, and for that to happen providers must implement and use more decision-support tools for better diagnosing and outcomes. Providers are interested in these tools, but HIPAA concerns, a lack of readily accessible, robust data and little awareness around how to integrate tools into electronic systems are obstacles to widespread adoption.

        Still, some hospitals and doctors are making definitive strides in healthcare analytics. In this handbook, gain an understanding of the intersection of analytics and quality improvement, how privacy rules fit into predictive analytics and how specialists who are integrating their decision-support practices with primary caregivers are creating more effective use of resources.

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      • Health care data analytics: Strategies for getting the most out of business intelligence

        The goal of clinical decision support (CDS), a business intelligence tool specific to health care, is to give physicians and nurses the granular information they need to make treatment decisions at the time they need it. Read this paper and learn how to develop a health care data analytics system that works for your environment.

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      • Managing virtualization for hospitals

        As health care providers collect increasing amounts of patient data, the burden on IT infrastructure only worsens. This SearchHealthIT.com e-book discusses server consolidation in a health care setting, moving apps and servers to virtualized platforms, desktop virtualization for health care, best practices for server virtualization, and more!

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      • Meaningful use requirements only go so far for radiologists

        March 2013

        Includes:
        • Finding the right storage for server virtualization implementations
        • Compliance with meaningful use regulations for specialists is attainable
        • Meaningful use guidelines for specialists: Stickier than for primary care
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      • How to enter the health care technology market or grow your existing health care IT business

        More than 75% of hospitals view electronic health records (EHRs) as the primary driver of IT spending and almost as many believe that EHR implementations will transform their IT environments. Inside this expert e-book, learn how healthcare facilities are preparing for network, storage and security changes in order to accommodate EHR implementation. Learn how to ride the health care IT modernization wave and enter the health care technology market or grow your business.

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      • The last mile of electronic health records implementation

        This e-book focuses on successful electronic health records implementations by both large hospitals and small practices alike. It looks at the ways in which organizations can deploy, integrate and manage an EHR infrastructure system and the advantages this type of system can bring. Read on to learn more.

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      • Storage needs for data backup in health care

        August 2012

        Includes:
        • Tip: Developing a HIPAA-compliant storage plan
        • Meeting HIPAA disaster recovery requirements tough but possible
        • What Joplin teaches hospitals about disaster recovery planning
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      • Managing IT in the electronic hospital

        The federal government's push for electronic healthcare records has made data security even more pressing. This e-book takes a look at where healthcare IT leaders should begin and what they should watch out for as they move to embrace the HITECH Act and other initiatives. Read on to learn more.

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      • VDI environments aim to address mobile devices, remote workers

        As health systems grapple with a host of new problems -- among them complications from HIPAA compliance regulations -- providers are actively seeking solutions to the myriad issues confronting hospitals' technology infrastructure. And with less-centralized medical staffs, remote health monitoring and a surge in personal technology devices -- tablets, thin clients and virtual desktops -- there are pressing concerns for many. After a recent surge in adoption, it would seem many see virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments as the answer healthcare IT professionals are looking for.

        In this handbook, experts provide readers with firsthand accounts on implementing VDI environments that focus on how the move positively affects healthcare IT environments. Also, readers can look forward to a special case study detailing one hospital's efforts to effectively and efficiently deal with printing remotely over a virtualized network -- even with issues such as HIPAA compliance and the 21st-century healthcare worker's proclivity for wireless devices. Lastly, SearchHealthIT Executive Site Editor Don Fluckinger closes with an in-depth look at why outsourcing pieces of healthcare IT operations is still so difficult for many health systems.

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      • Understanding secure, electronic storage of healthcare information

        The need for secure storage of personal health information, imaging data and other related medical data continues to increase as more healthcare information becomes electronic. Health systems are managing petabytes of data and must consider storage that is flexible, HIPAA-compliant and easily accessible.

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      • Protecting patient data: Tips for the health IT pro

        This e-book from SearchHealthIT.com provides invaluable tips for health IT leaders who are considering data, hardware, network and backup tape encryption technologies for their organizations.

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      • DLP for health care

        Data loss prevention (DLP) in healthcare entails preventing confidential patient records from falling into the wrong hands and requires thought out, well-enforced policies and the technology to back them up. Inside this resourceful e-book, learn how to achieve DLP through data encryption, monitoring tools, risk assessments and more.

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      • Data exchange: The coming ICD-10 onslaught

        July 2013

        Includes:
        • Supply chain automation supports cost reduction, quality improvement
        • SearchHealthIT original infographic: Federal health IT activity
        • Arm your coders with the technology to support ICD-10 readiness
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      • Exploring top health care business intelligence trends

        Business intelligence (BI) and data analytics are pushing into health care – and for good reason. Clinical data can be analyzed to improve patient care and track trends for medical research. In this expert e-book, gain insight on health care business intelligence trends and the benefits of BI from your peers at Maine Medical Center, Scottsdale Health Care and Saint Elizabeth Health Care.

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      • The business case for healthcare cloud computing

        Both public and private cloud structures can help health care organizations alleviate the burden that patient records and digital images place on data centers. And, learning how these technologies fit in to your facility is the first step toward achieving these benefits. This handbook from SearchHealthIT.com highlights some of the most important considerations for integrating public and private cloud structures into your health care facility. Within this valuable healthcare cloud computing handbook, learn about the cloud's risks and rewards, how to prepare for public cloud services, setting up your own private cloud and much more.

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      • Healthcare in the cloud

        Special Edition, June 2013

        Includes:
        • SAN-attached storage provides fast access at a high cost
        • Questions to ask before deploying cloud computing storage in healthcare
        • How private or hybrid cloud storage solutions can improve care
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      • Health care cloud computing: Ensuring patient data security

        September 2011

        Includes:
        • Negotiating maximum cloud uptime from service providers
        • Cloud storage security considerations for health care providers
        • Health care, cloud storage providers and data ownership
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      • Emerging cloud data storage techniques in health care

        Today’s health care organizations are struggling to keep up the ever-increasing amount clinical data. And many are turning to virtualization and cloud services to help meet growing storage demands. However, concerns such as data ownership and security continue to linger in the minds of health IT departments. But, that doesn’t mean storing sensitive clinical data in cloud is out of the question. This essential guide on emerging storage techniques in health care demonstrates how, with a little creativity, organizations can benefit from the new cloud data storage techniques that make electronic information easier to manage.

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      • Storage virtualization strategies for health care

        August 2011

        Includes:
        • Tips for thin provisioning storage in a health care setting
        • Effective data replication strategies for disaster recovery
        • Tiered storage, SANs essential for electronic health records, images
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      • Penn Medicine’s approach to managing BYOD and security

        May 2013

        Includes:
        • Penn Medicine takes three-pronged approach to BYOD management, security
        • HIPAA omnibus rule and stage 2 test organizational compliance
        • Building HIPAA compliance, patient privacy investment business cases
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      • Mobile health handbook: Understanding device security

        Although the transition from paper to electronic took years, the adoption of mobile devices in health care organizations is quickly taking off. But before you begin introducing mobile health into your environment, be sure you’ve balanced the convenience benefits against the security risks. This expert handbook offers essential advice for managing and securing mobile devices in your health care organization.

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      • Healthcare IT leaders to focus on practitioner mobility, patient-first practice in 2014

        October 2013

        Includes:
        • How cellular signal-boosting indoor DAS networks benefit healthcare
        • Femtocells in healthcare: Look at HIPAA risks before you leap
        • Meaningful use stage 2 driving PACS integration, imaging strategies
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      • Best practices for mobile device security management

        Mobile health is becoming an integral component in the delivery of care, and IT departments must figure out how to integrate organization-issued as well as personal mobile devices onto networks. The data that flows through these networks and devices is protected health information, which is governed by HIPAA compliance mandates. To ensure that data remains private and secure, mobile device management needs to be a priority for IT experts. In this handbook, readers will find expert advice on the new BYOD frontier as well as insight into how mobile device management, or MDM, can help circumvent potential problems with BYOD policies in the workplace.

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      • Maintaining wireless network availability in hospitals

        Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are prime candidates for wireless networks. But sorting through the technologies available, understanding their pros and cons and determining a strategy can be confusing. This e-book provides an overview of three wireless technologies to help healthcare IT leaders better understand how to provide wireless access to their users.

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      • Engineering the wireless hospital

        Implementing a wireless network in a hospital allows physicians to use state-of-the-art equipment. But there are security, infrastructure and connectivity obstacles to overcome. Read this exciting e-book to learn more about topics like device security, running your network, and more.

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  • Pulse

    SearchHealthIT's Pulse e-zine for health IT leaders features premium content and hard hitting strategies for the health care industry, delivering in-depth news and analysis on a wide range of mission-critical topics impacting decision makers.

  • CIO Decisions

    Enterprise CIO Decisions Ezine offers IT and business strategies and insights on the latest technologies making waves in the modern IT organization.

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  • Tap into enterprise data governance for business value

    Data governance is all about managing data as a business asset and ensuring that data is accurate, consistent, integrated, timely, complete and secure. This report examines the market trends for implementing data governance. Based on data from a recent survey of 317 business intelligence professionals, IT professionals and consultants, this SearchBusinessAnalytics Benchmark Report analyzes the responses and provides trend information on the increasing executive acceptance of the importance of managing data as a corporate asset, the current status and types of data governance initiatives, data quality and data governance benefits.

  • VM management and capacity prediction

    As hypervisor features have become more similar, the next vendor battleground will be over management software. Microsoft and VMware have similar capabilities, and now they'll look to make their products stand out by touting their management tools and complimentary products. Soon, IT pros won't spend time looking at unique features when they compare hypervisors; they will be looking at how an organization can use the hypervisor to improve workflows throughout the data center.

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  • Special Report on VDI

    The articles contained here were written by Brian Madden, the fiercely independent thought leader in the world of virtualisation and mobility management. Along with his co-author Gabe Knuth, Brian is responsible for both “The VDI Delusion” and “Desktops as a Service” books – considered to be the most reliable sources of information on battling today’s technology pain points.

  • Shop for midmarket ERP software that will boost the bottom line

    With an ever-increasing number of ERP vendors, searching for the right ERP software in today's market makes finding a needle in a haystack look easy. But it can be done. In fact, it's gaining real traction in the world of manufacturing. And, while cloud models like Software as a Service have historically been seen as the most feasible option for midsize companies, IT departments today are discovering a host of options -- everything from hosted ERP to public clouds.

    In this three-part guide, our editors go beyond the hype. First, readers will get one manufacturer's firsthand account of moving its ERP systems to the cloud -- and the benefits and challenges encountered on the way up. Next, analyst China Martens offers expert advice on the types of questions IT manufacturers need to be asking before making software buying decisions. Finally, readers will get a boost ahead of the competition with our curated list of the top ERP vendors.

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