Newsletter | April 29, 2014

04.29.14 -- CIOs: Don't Ignore BYOD

Health IT Outcomes
Physician Alignment Key To Effective Population Health Management
By Philip M. Oravetz, Ochsner Health System
By Philip M. Oravetz, Ochsner Health System Clearly, the focus of risk for managing population health is shifting for all of us, and the pace of this shift is accelerated by healthcare reform. As new regulatory and financial realities evolve, like our peers, we are re-aligning around new strategies to improve clinical performance and contain costs.
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JourneyCare Achieves HIPAA Compliance On Mobile Devices In The Field
By MaaS360 by Fiberlink
When nurses in the field began utilizing company-owned mobile devices to access patient data and complete point of care charting, JourneyCare recognized the need to increase security in order to maintain HIPAA compliance.
Bristol Hospital Takes No Risks With Sensitive Data
By Linoma Software | GoAnywhere MFT
Delivering the best possible experience for its patients is very important to Bristol Hospital. In addition to receiving excellent care, patients need to trust that the hospital is also protecting their health records and other sensitive data. GoAnywhere Director from Linoma Software has allowed Bristol Hospital to ensure that trust with strong data encryption, authentication, and audit trails.
Clinical Device Assessment Helps Hospital Move Closer To MU
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Hospital CIOs: Address — Don't Ignore — BYOD Pressures
By Jeanine Sterling, Frost & Sullivan
When it comes to optimizing their facilities’ communications infrastructure, policies and management, hospital CIOs are under enormous pressure to break out of some previously unassailable comfort zones. In particular, the ubiquity of wireless communications — coupled with a heightened level of physician assertiveness around mobile device and application preferences — directly challenges traditional CIO assumptions around design, security and control.
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athenahealth Quits EHR Association
  By Christine Kern
Cloud-based service provider athenahealth announced it has resigned from the Electronic Health Records Association (EHRA), asserting that they never really belonged in the first place as they are neither an EHR company, nor a software vendor.
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