Saturday, February 28, 2015

Reduce IT Complexity and Improve Utilizations through Convergence

Traditional IT  operations have been historically difficult to manage and maintain. Typically viewed as an infrastructure-centric center that includes maintenance costs and complicated applications. Digital Health Space envisions the electronic  health record that enables work flow  by focusing on services that improves productivity. IT should be elastic, nimble, modular, integrated, streamlined, high-quality, automated and software-defined.

Health care providers,  hospitals, and other support personel are faced at times with overwhelming advances in technology.

This webinar has been approved by HIMSS for up to 1 contact hour of continuing education credit toward renewal of the CPHIMS credential.

Health care personel tasked with evaluating and selecting solutions must critically evaluate software that minimally disrupts established workflow. Ethnology requires further project management for modifying established workflow for change if it is determined the new application is cost-effective and improves efficiency in the long run. Disruption may decrease efficiency for three to six months depending on it's compmlexity and learning curve.

Unfortunately deficits in software do not become apparent until after implementation. Contract negotiations must include provision for software modifications (patches) and the limitations imposed by vendors. 

The Internet of Things may also provide links from the EHR or other applications as an add-on

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