What are some of the most important questions to ask vendors when considering cloud technology for health care?
Answer Question | March 13, 2012 2:15 pm
Cloud, cloud computing, cloud technology, Virtualization and cloud computing
Are there any web based(cloud) surgery scheduling applications that allow for hospital and vendor communication?
Answer Question | January 21, 2012 8:55 pm
cloud computing, mobile apps, SaaS, surgery scheduling
What if large health systems have the option to provide virtual mobile platforms to run on to of private mobile devices, would it improve security and improve IT?
Answer Question | August 29, 2012 11:10 pm
mobile devices, Virtualization
Where in the HIPAA rule or updates does it say that covered entities must keep data backups a minimum of five miles away from the original site? Or, does it not say this? I’ve heard this in conversation and am looking for a confirmation from any HIPAA experts.
Answer Question | January 10, 2013 2:34 pm
Data backup, Data Warehouse, ehr, HIPAA
I’ve recently heard that amazon cloud technology is HIPAA compliant, however is this any more secure than having an EHR software system store patient records on a local server?
Answer Question | December 20, 2011 1:22 am
cloud computing, cloud ehr, cloud technology
When will the health centers create an INTERNET much like the major Universities and miitary labs did in the late 60′s and early 70′s, think ARPA. Real government funding could be gone after to help create a center of EHR and coordinated health care Funding for mass distribution of mobile devices and EDI standards could help determine if...
Answer Question | September 25, 2011 1:25 pm
Database center for EHR with standards for data entry, EDI
What services are HIEs providing aside from facilitating the exchange of electronic health info/EHRs? For example, secure e-messaging (Direct Project), etc.? Are there data mining capabilities?
Answer Question | September 14, 2011 6:25 pm
Data exchange, Data mining, EHR Integration, Health information exchange, HIE
Dear all, I need to prepare a presentation based on: “What are the challenges involved in moving departmental clinical systems to virtual servers and developing interfaces with core Electronic Patient Records”. Is it possible to help me on what a have to focused, please? Thank you in advance, Yanita
Answer Question | August 19, 2011 10:15 am
Virtualization and cloud computing
Can a cloud based document management be the next as benificial as other products available throught the SaaS model?
Answer Question | July 24, 2011 3:31 pm
DMS, ECM, SaaS
What are the best DCSM software packages people are using. I have reviewed things like Rackwise and viridity and others and in the economics of today I am getting stopped by budget constraints at every turn. Does anyone have any recommendations as to a comprehensive software package that will provide a solid DCSM platform and...
Answer Question | June 27, 2011 9:59 pm
Asset, Data centers, data centers and servers, DCSM, Inventory, Management
Is anyone using the public cloud for backup with large Microsoft SQL databases with a high change rate? I realize the inital seed of the data can be accomplished by sending disks or tapes to save time and bandwidth. However, from then on there will be quite a bit of data travelling across the WAN...
Answer Question | June 3, 2011 8:16 pm
cloud backup, Microsoft SQL
I’m looking for input on what the community concerns as significant access control issues for the routine and automated exchange of health information in a multi-enterprise environment.
Answer Question | June 3, 2011 6:05 pm
Access Control, automated data sharing, privacy compliance
With so much concern regarding storeage of data and the use of the cloud/virtual technology for storage, how do we secure the data? What type of encryption will allow sharing the healthcare data with different healthcare facilities across the U.S. and still protect the data from breech, hacking?
Answer Question | November 3, 2011 9:06 pm
Cloud, EHR security, Storage and PACS, virtual environment
What in your opinion is the best mobile device for hospitalists and emergency physicians to access EHR and/or PACS systems from within a hospital environment? Things concerning me are: -battery life and hot-swap ability -ability to be quickly and effectively steralized -ease of use -durability -loss prevention -processing power and speed of data transfer
Answer Question | May 27, 2011 7:30 pm
Android, Devices, ehr, iPad, PACs
Many, if not most, of the electronic medical records applications are not true relational databases. Consequently, physicians cannot analyze their patient data to look at health outcomes and health management issues. How can those of us who know what kinds of questions health care providers will want to pose sit down with those who design...
Answer Question | May 23, 2011 6:55 pm
Data migration, Electronic Health Record (EHR), health information technology, Health records storage management and systems, medical records
Looking for a list of the top providers of Software as a Service (SaaS) /Cloud based business operations software for small (<$5million a year), local non-profit organizations in the Visiting Nurse space.
Answer Question | May 17, 2011 5:19 pm
cloud computing, Healthcare software, Software as a Service/SaaS
What is the Health IT industry doing to address inconsistent (and often ambiguous) standards on data retention? We’ve long seen the ‘permanent’ tag associated with much of the information we process in this industry, yet there exists so much waste (keeping tape media no longer supported by existing tape silos at costly offsite facilities) as a...
Answer Question | March 15, 2012 5:17 pm
data storage, Legal, retention schedules
Lately I have written quite a bit about patient portals — specifically, my brief experience with their (lack of ) functionality and the notion that the digital divide prevents patients from using them. I see a Catch-22 — portals won’t catch on until they offer more features, but those who developm patient portals won’t be...
Answer Question | April 20, 2011 5:08 pm
patient engagement, patient records, Portal Technology
Has anyone started using PCoIP? How would you rate the performance of the solution?
Answer Question | March 20, 2011 9:42 pm
PCoIP, thin clients
As health IT systems move towards cloud computing interfaces, will mobile operating systems be an irrelevant factor? If you can open a web browser to compute, then it should not matter whether you’re running iOS, Android, or BlackBerry.
Answer Question | February 12, 2011 9:22 pm
cloud computing, mhealth, Mobile devices and telehealth