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CASE STUDY: Hawthorn Medical

January 29, 2007

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Security Challenge Hawthorn Medical uses a Longitudinal Medical Record (LMR) application to enter patient data into its hosted Medical Records System (MRS). Physicians and medical assistants use multiple passwords to gain access to confidential patient data and scheduling on the MRS. The need to remember various passwords was time intensive and cumbersome resulting in weak […]

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Bluesocket Case Study: Health First

November 13, 2005

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Recognized as one of the 100 “Most Wired Hospitals” in the country1, Health First has a long history of using the latest technology to expand medical services to the more than 60,000 people it now serves in and around Florida’s Brevard County. It is also at the forefront in terms of deploying new wireless services, […]

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Bluesocket Case Study: Mount Carmel Health

November 13, 2005

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Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health is one of the state’s largest healthcare systems with 8,800 employees, 1,200 physicians, and 1,000 volunteers. Though wireless networking technology was Mount Carmel’s best option for improving inpatient drug delivery, avoiding drug administration errors, and improving physician and nurse practitioner productivity, wireless’ apparent deficiencies with regard to security raised concerns. […]

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Bluesocket Case Study: Winchester Hospital

November 13, 2005

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Situated just minutes from Boston, Winchester Hospital specializes in a number of major clinical specialties, including surgery, pediatrics, and Level II neonatal intensive care. The hospital also boasts an award-winning nursing staff that is obsessed with point-of-patient care. To enhance patient care, hospital administrators unanimously chose a BlueSecureTM 2100 Controller as the hub of an […]

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Wireless Solutions in Healthcare: Expanding ‘Point of Care’ Practices and Services in Hospitals

November 13, 2005

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The U.S. healthcare industry is presently undergoing a significant shift in its approach and use of next-generation information processing technologies that will put more emphasis on secure and reliable wireless networks as a means to improve patient relationships, provide more ‘point-ofcare’ access to critical information, and reduce the possibility of medical errors. At the center […]

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Intentionally Designed Automation Creates The Best Places to Work and Receive Care

July 16, 2004

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A 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) study pointed out the frequency and severity of adverse medical events, bringing to the forefront the need for safer patient care. Subsequent recommendations from the IOM and patient safety advocacy groups have heightened the debate. President Bush underscored the issue in his 2004 State of the Union address when […]

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The Value of Point-of-Care Data For Clinical Care and IT Systems

July 16, 2004

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For years, clinicians and researchers have focused on identifying and reducing the frequency of medication errors. Now, attention is progressing from a focus on medication errors in general to the harm that results from a significant fraction of them. Instead of treating all medication errors equally, it is more effective, in terms of both safety […]

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The Triangle of Transformation

July 16, 2004

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A renewed collaboration among health care consumers, payers, and providers is emerging. This “triangle of health care transformation” has the potential to improve personal health status, balance the responsibility for health consumption, and dramatically reduce U.S. health care costs, which are projected to reach $3.1 trillion by 2012.

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Digitize Your Hospital: It Is a Quality and Efficiency Imperative

July 16, 2004

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Hospital chief executives are no longer wondering whether or not to embark on a major IT initiative. CIOs are acutely aware of their health care IT investment needs over the next few years. Many health systems have had an active partnership with a legacy HIS provider over the last 20 years. Hospital boards have animated […]

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