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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.

  • Clinical decision-making hinges on reliable analytics backups

    Many healthcare analytics professionals take backups for granted, not realizing their value until a backup failure cripples clinical decision-making.

  • Security is top focus in outsourced healthcare identity management

    Co3 drills data breaches; UPMC develops complex healthcare identity management system, offers it to other providers as a service.

  • India-based firm's geofencing protects clinical data storage

    Engaging third-party cloud providers is a leap for some providers. Others entrust an Indian IT outsourcing firm with clinical data geofencing.

  • Health data security improves despite IT lagging behind other sectors

    A security software vendor survey shows providers are taking health data security very seriously; CEO says more employee education needed.

  • 2014 to be a year of upgrades for many healthcare organizations

    Health IT data storage is migrating to the cloud and will cause infrastructure realignment. On top of that, is your security plan ready?

  • Checklist: Can your IT infrastructure support an EHR solution?

    Some facilities are just now doing an EHR implementation; others are ripping and replacing existing EHRs. Make sure your IT infrastructure is ready.

  • Hospital's secure text messaging saves time, fosters HIPAA compliance

    A secure text messaging system builds HIPAA compliance and improves workflows. Here's how to evaluate vendors and make a purchasing decision.

  • 2014 initiatives, big data projects are driving health IT investments

    Tasked with ensuring compliance with federal regulations and guiding big data projects, healthcare provider IT leaders will have their hands full in 2014.

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

    Healthcare provider IT leaders face a rocky 2014. With complications pouring in from ICD-10 and HIPAA, organizations will need to double down on patient-first practice. In this issue of Pulse, readers will get the pros and cons of signal extension systems like distributed antenna systems and increasingly popular femtocells -- and best practices for implementing technologies to support next year’s health IT initiatives and big data projects.

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