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CynergisTek to highlight MPS at HIMSS18

CynergisTek focuses on print security with its comprehensive Managed Print Services (MPS). MPS includes the company’s security, compliance, and privacy competencies to help healthcare organizations achieve cost-savings and visibility into utilization while reducing the associated risk profile related to the print infrastructure and processes.

Despite the implementation of electronic health records, print in healthcare has increased by an average of 11%, according to industry experts Logicalis.

Additionally, a recent report by Print Audit identified a staggering 118% increase in average daily print per user in healthcare. The increase in print volume has driven higher demand for print devices to process sensitive and protected data. Even with this significant increase, on average, most healthcare organizations are only using 35% of their copier fleet capacity and 12% of their printer fleet capacity.

These devices are presenting organizations with a very interesting dilemma, especially as the number of events highlighting their security vulnerabilities continues to rise—putting the data at risk and potentially allowing for more widespread damage to an organization.

The core and common driver behind all of this is the distributed and sometimes disjointed overall governance of print within a healthcare organization. Supply chain is normally responsible for the copier fleet, due to level of spending and long-term relationships, and IT usually owns the print fleet, but may use third parties to augment its internal staff. This results in a lack of a comprehensive, singular analysis of all print assets, their costs, their utilization, and ultimately what their security profile looks like and who is responsible for it. This disconnection within the organization is further compounded through the limited visibility into utilization that most print programs provide.

While most MPS programs can and will provide utilization data on different device types—or black and white versus color, or maybe even down to a device or departmental level—what exactly would the organization do with that information to effectively drive print volume down or eliminate the need for devices?

Bringing visibility to utilization at an actionable level does more than provide meaningful and actionable data to affect the drivers of an organization’s print costs. These tools can also provide the ability to know who printed what to where and when, which is especially crucial information in the wake of a data breach.

Learn more about CynergisTek’s Managed Print Services by stopping by Booth 5060 at HIMSS18. CynergisTek

Precision medicine has now become the expectation

We’ve entered an era of precision medicine where genetic testing has become the standard of care. Often thought of as the future of medicine, it’s now the expectation. Genetic testing is widely prevalent within oncology and pharmacogenomics, and is quickly spreading to chronic care, cardiology, and children’s medicine. In response, healthcare organizations are realizing that they need to take a new approach to precision medicine. This is why 2bPrecise launched its point-of-care precision medicine platform.

There is growing demand surrounding pharmacogenomics (PGx). Highlighting this need, roughly one million emergency department visits are due to adverse drug events, according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The 2bPrecise, EHR-agnostic, cloud-based precision medicine platform features a pharmacogenomics (PGx) solution to bring critical data to the clinical workflow in real time. Pharmacogenetic information needs to be accessible and actionable so physicians can make informed treatment decisions based on a patient’s unique genetic makeup.

The solution uniquely plugs into the EHR’s native workflow and can integrate content from other knowledge sources, to enable decision-making at the point of care. It takes into account that genomic information is only half of the equation. Clinical information—including research and individual patient data—is the other half. The PGx solution makes associations between these vast bodies of information for it to truly impact patient care.

The solution is part of a larger precision medicine platform, built to capture and store genomic data from a range of sources, enabling the harmonization of clinical knowledge and genomic research to extract patient-specific insights. HIMSS Booth 2054 and MP20. 2bPrecise

Aruba to demonstrate mobile first solution for Health IT at HIMSS18

At HIMSS 2018, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, will demonstrate its Aruba Mobile First Solution which delivers “always on” connectivity for demanding healthcare environments.

Aruba’s Mobile First Solution ensures that clinicians and staff using mobile EHR and communications tools can always access the information they need, when they need it, at wherever the point of care happens.

Healthcare organizations can secure and prioritize critical care devices and applications, and help doctors and nurses access crucial information.

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The solution begins with its gigabit Wireless LAN (WLAN) to ensure a fast and reliable networking foundation. Aruba recently introduced ArubaOS 8, an advanced operating system that allows healthcare IT professionals to upgrade the network without taking it down. With OS8, the network remains fully operational during network and feature upgrades, and provides hardware failure safety features to ensure reliability—all critical to a healthcare environment where 24×7 uptime is mandatory.

The solution also includes wired switching, and an integrated role-based firewall for secure access to electronic medical records and to prevent unauthorized access and protect patient privacy for ensuring HIPAA compliance. It also includes user and device behavior analytics, and location-based services—all of which can be integrated into a networking solution for hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and healthcare organizations of all types.

Location-based services are included, which allow hospitals and healthcare organizations to create mobile apps or enhance existing apps that engage with patients, visitors, clinicians and staff and improve the patient experience.

Using Aruba’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-based beacons and the Meridian Mobile App Platform, healthcare organizations can bolster their mobile app with key capabilities like blue-dot navigation to help patients easily find their way through large and complex hospital buildings, and push notifications to send appointment reminders, follow-up messages, and special offers.

Aruba also recently introduced Asset Tracking to help healthcare organizations reduce the capital and operational expenses associated with misplaced or lost assets.

According to a McKinsey study, up to 25% of hospital staff’s time is wasted looking for high-value items and inventory such as IV pumps, heart defibrillators and wheelchairs, negatively impacting patient care. Aruba’s Asset Tracking Solution, which includes BLE-based Asset Tags and a configuration app, fully integrates with an existing Aruba WLAN to track and locate these important assets. HIMSS Booth 2127. Aruba