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May 15 2013   12:37PM GMT

Two iHT2 articles offer insight, critical information on ECM & Obama’s cybersecurity

Posted by: EmilyHuizenga

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) offers a collection of articles detailing the effective use of technology and new initiatives in healthcare. Here, two standout stories examine the benefits of content-gleaning technology and potential consequences of new legislation.

Benefits of health care enterprise content management

Enterprise content management (ECM) encompasses the capture, management, storage, preservation and delivery of content. Though a long-established market, it’s becoming increasingly essential to health care organizations as they look to gain more value and insight from documents, emails, blogs and other types of unstructured data.

In her recent article, “Benefits of health care enterprise content management,” Kim Phan, Program and Marketing Coordinatorr, Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2), says the best ECM software can improve interoperability, create consistent EHR data, and provide an efficient framework to manage unstructured patient data. In other words, the systems ease the strain of satisfying meaningful use requirements and becoming eligible for EHR incentive programs. Read her article, which also features insight from Barbara Walters, senior business analyst at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, here.

Healthcare Leaders Should Take Action in Response to Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order

Also spear-heading the intersection of healthcare and legislation is Obama’s cybersecurity executive order, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. As the National Institute of Standards and Technology works to develop a cybersecurity framework to establish common digital information security risk assessments and best practices, healthcare CIOs should begin adopting cybersecurity best practices now – before they’re scrambling to get in a good position for potential incentives in the future.

In her story, “Healthcare leaders should take action in response to Obama’s cybersecurity executive order,”  Jennifer Brusco, Senior Delegate Marketing Manager, Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2), discusses this and more, including how healthcare leaders can reach out to legislators and potentially steer the terms of legislation. Read it here.

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