Iron Mountain Delivers Cloud-Based, Vendor Neutral Storage for Patient Data

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“Hospitals are advocating for VNAs for three reasons. They can’t share images trapped in their various PACS systems. They can’t afford the costly data migrations from one PACS to the next. And they’re tired of being handcuffed to their PACS vendors without practical options for storing, sharing and protecting patient data,” said Ken Rubin, senior vice president of healthcare services for Iron Mountain. “Iron Mountain is ideally suited to deliver vendor neutral archiving because our customers understand we’re truly vendor neutral and they trust the security and reliability of our cloud storage platform. And, when you combine our VNA capabilities with our archiving and back-up cloud services, we can provide customers with an enterprise-wide archiving and back-up solution for not only medical images but for other primary applications in a healthcare organization.”

Document Scanning and Your EHR Implementation

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In today’s small practices, there is a large move to incorporate Electronic Health Records (EHRs) into the day to day operations and workflows.  This is mainly established through recent government incentive plans from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the subsequent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) act.  This transition to information technology for tracking patient data, care outcomes, and revenue cycle activities is a natural evolution; brought about through years of study, innovation, product development and investment.   What has resulted from these cases of “early adoption” is a struggle to transfer from the previous paper workflow, to the electronically maintained record networks. Continue reading: Document Scanning and Your EHR Implementation