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Trend Micro Deep Discovery provides customers with the network-wide visibility, insight and control needed to reduce the risk of APTs and targeted attacks. Specialized detection engines focus on identifying advanced malware and human attacker activity across all the stages of a targete...
Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing software and services, today announced it has completed an $85 million funding round, with European group Weather Investment II providing the majority of the round. Weather II was advised by Accelero Capital, an investment and management gro...
While the whole world is embracing the new religion of IT infrastructure, Cloud Computing, there have been a few apprehensions among industries which deal with hyper-sensitive data. Health Industry, for instance, is continuously looking at innovative ways to reduce healthcare costs and...
Behind the health care provided to millions of patients in a hospital lies an efficient system in place that aids in faster communications and information dissemination. Today, Information Technology serves as nourishment to the health care industry -- integrating voluminous pieces of ...
A robust benefits package can be the difference between a talented superstar choosing to work with you versus a larger, more established competitor. But with the cost of benefits rising each year, providing a benefits package that helps you attract, retain and motivate talented people ...
Compromising on software and/or hardware uptime assurance can be financially punishing for healthcare organizations, not to mention operationally disruptive with increased susceptibility to data-entry errors during recovery. Government funding incentives (ARRA HITECH Act) to implement...
Like other industries, healthcare industry is looking for technology not only for cost cutting but also for business capability needs and Cloud Computing provides a perfect platform. We find the adoption is rising with the cross collaboration of Cloud Computing with the healthc...
Last week the leading names in Healthcare Finance met in Miami to discuss the causes and effects of the new healthcare reform. Since the Reform proposal back in the spring there have been endless and conflicting statements outlining the potential pitfalls of the proposal, and the effe...
Crosscheck Networks, Inc. (http://www.crosschecknet.com) today introduced the next generation of its flagship product, Forum Sentry v8.0, helping organizations seamlessly migrate their enterprise SOA deployments to the cloud while capitalizing on the cloud computing model for busine...
One of the unifying topics, Revenue Cycle Solutions, stands as a key talking point due to the need for financial departments to lower the number of days a payment stays in the receivables account. What was seen as the back end for dropping a bill has the ability of becoming a more comp...
IBM and ActiveHealth Management, an Aetna subsidiary, on Thursday unveiled a new cloud computing and clinical decision support solution that will enable medical practices, hospitals and states to change the way they deliver healthcare, providing better quality care at a lower cost. IB...
Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG) announced on Thursday it will employ a new Collaborative Care Solution unveiled today by IBM and ActiveHealth Management to connect the medical group's 200 primary care physicians and 500 specialists throughout San Diego County in order to help doct...
I know, we are all sick and tired of the health care debate. But, while reading Don Clark's article in the WSJ today titled Chip Pioneer, Genetech Vet Bring High-Tech Sensibility to Medicine, the answer to how improved quality and lower costs will be achieved becomes clearer; and the s...
The United States spends around $2 trillion a year on healthcare expenses, more than any other country across the globe, but critics are still questioning if the country’s finances will be able to support the reform. The much publicized Healthcare reform has taken its effect on the ...
Urgent meetings are being held by the financial leaders of American Healthcare companies in the wake of Obama's Healthcare Reform being passed 219 - 212 in the House of Representatives. The introduction of this policy heralds a transformation in the fabric of American society, and the...
CA, Inc. on Monday announced that its virtualization management solutions now support Sun's Solaris Zones virtualization platform. The expanded support of CA's Service Assurance and Business-Driven Automation solutions for heterogeneous virtualization platforms helps enterprise and ser...
The coming years will be both exciting and challenging as we collectively migrate to integrated enterprise cloud computing. Speaking of enterprises, I owe all of you an article on preparing your enterprise for the cloud. I continue to work on it, but it's not quite ready yet. This...
The centerpiece of ClickON ClaimSmart Suite is the ClaimSmart Dashboard, which provides access to the Suite's functionality and allows users to visualize all aspects of the revenue cycle. The dashboard gives real time displays of patient eligibility, claim submittals, claim status, rem...
athenahealth announced that on November 10, 2009, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued athenahealth a patent entitled, ‘Practice Management and Billing Automation System’ (U.S. Patent No. 7,617,116) for its athenaNet rules engine that is part of the Company’s revenue cycle m...
I attended the mHealth Summit organized by the NIH in DC on October 29-30 to get a sense of the progress in the use of mobile technologies to improve health care. It is a fascinating area where mobile technology can make a real difference in the lives of many people, especially in deve...
Once a powerful profit-machine, big pharma is stumbling ,the threat of further government intervention, drying product pipelines, fierce competition from generic manufacturers, consumer concerns about safety, and false marketing claims is forcing leaders to revisit operations to secure...
While I was off enjoying some brain candy by way of obtaining PMI's PMP (Project Management Professional) certification last week, the IT landscape was busy reconfiguring itself. I enjoyed reading Jeffrey Kaplan's analysis of the Perot acquisition by Dell, and Information Week's perspe...
One of the frustrations cropping up on health social media sites is centered around the mechanism that caused their popularity at the outset, the message board. Perhaps health social networking sites can learn from online dating sites, Match and eHarmony, about linking mechanisms. They...
There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share? Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements. So many that I've been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. ...
IT presenters are being hard-hit by a rampant new disease: the F5 Flu, a variation of Death by Power Point. Read on to find out about transmission, symptoms, and most importantly, how to get vaccinated.
‘Antiquated’ systems means the Government is not delivering Claims the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health during an exclusive interview for MeettheBoss.com