HIPAA Heads Up
Volume VI, No. 7
September 26, 2006
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Cultural Competency in Healthcare: Ensuring Culturally Appropriate Treatment and Services To Reduce Disparities and Improve Outcomes, an October 11, 2006 audio conference, will present case studies from industry experts who have developed and implemented and continue to refine their healthcare competency programs to provide culturally appropriate care to their diverse populations.

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Table of Contents
  1. Provision Networks Helps the US Department of Veterans Affairs with Application Delivery and Remote Access
  2. LifeBridge Health Prescribes EMC Information Infrastructure
  3. Health Information Technology and the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Healthcare Organizations
  4. ProHealth Care Standardizes on Citrix for Improved Web and Client/Server Application Delivery
  5. HIPAA Security Compliance Guide

1.) Provision Networks Helps the US Department of Veterans Affairs with Application Delivery and Remote Access

The Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHS) has selected Provision Network's Provision Management Framework(R) for enterprise application and desktop delivery, enabling the agency to centralize access to and storage of medical records in further compliance with HIPAA regulations.

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2.) LifeBridge Health Prescribes EMC Information Infrastructure

LifeBridge Health deployed an EMC Corporation's information infrastructure to support its backup, archive and recovery strategies and drive its paperless initiative for cost-efficient patient care and streamlined IT administration in a continuously growing 24x7 environment.

Chris Panagiotopoulos, LifeBridge Health's Director of Technology, said, "We've been moving to a paperless environment to automate orders for medications, diagnostic tests and ancillary services. Having the flexibility to add storage, reallocate it from one host to another and support complete disaster recovery has been critical."

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http://www.emc.com/news/emc_releases/showRelease.jsp?id=4610


3.) Health Information Technology and the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Healthcare Organizations

A new study by Capgemini, the leading health consultancy in the U.S., addresses the key challenges and suggests ways the U.S. healthcare industry can take positive steps to implement EHRs, interconnect clinicians, personalize patient care and improve population health through preventative programs.

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4.) ProHealth Care Standardizes on Citrix for Improved Web and Client/Server Application Delivery

ProHealth Care, a healthcare system serving Wisconsin residents in the Milwaukee area, has standardized on Citrix Systems, Inc.'s products as the most effective way to remotely deliver mission-critical applications to physicians and their medical staff offices. By implementing Citrix Presentation Server™ for client-server applications and Citrix® NetScaler® for web applications, ProHealth Care is able to ensure that all business applications have the fastest performance, highest security and lowest possible cost, regardless of the application type. By eliminating many of the traditional problems of application delivery, ProHealth Care has been free to implement innovative new ways to improve data sharing among its caregivers through its Virtual Electronic Health Record initiative.

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http://www.citrix.com/English/NE/news/news.asp?newsID=37706


5.) HIPAA Security Compliance Guide

It's critical that your employees know what is allowed under the HIPAA Security Rule and what is not. The detailed policies and procedures found in AIS's HIPAA Security Compliance Guide will help your organization comply with these complex regulations. This comprehensive loose-leaf is written by top health care security experts who will provide you with:

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