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Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Selects ClearDATA for HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting Services

Phoenix, AZ, February 18, 2012 – – ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced that Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, a 782-bed medical training institution, comprised of a 316-bed acute care hospital and a 466-bed adult and pediatric skilled nursing long-term care facility, has selected the ClearDATA HealthDATA™ Cloud Computing Platform as its hosting and offsite backup solution.  Kingsbrook decided to begin migrating its IT infrastructure to ClearDATA’s HIPAA compliant cloud in order to reduce capital expenses on hardware, lower IT costs, and minimize the risk of lost data due to hardware failures or natural disasters.

“Providing optimum health services to the community is the top priority for Kingsbrook, and utilizing an efficient technology strategy through cloud computing allows us to achieve that goal in a more productive and cost effective manner,” states Daniel Morreale, CIO of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. “We selected ClearDATA as our cloud hosting services provider because of its exclusive healthcare focus and expertise, high standards for HIPAA compliance and security, and excellent reputation in the industry.”

“ClearDATA is honored and excited to provide healthcare cloud computing services to the nationally recognized Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center,” said Darin Brannan, President and CEO of ClearDATA Networks, Inc. “Kingsbrook sets and achieves the highest standards for healthcare organizations in the areas of medical practice, community service, and also technological innovation and implementation.”

About Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 85th year, is a 782-bed teaching Medical Center, dedicated to meeting the health needs of one of Brooklyn’s most culturally diverse communities. Clinical Centers of Excellence include; The Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute, offering acute and sub-acute Rehabilitation Medicine/The Institute is home to Brooklyn’s only designated Traumatic Brain Injury Center, The Bone & Joint Center including specialists in joint replacement, sports injuries and foot/ankle conditions and The Neurosurgical Specialty Center, offering a comprehensive team approach to those with a brain injury, tumors, stroke, aneurysms and certain spine conditions. Kingsbrook is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a member of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State. For more information on Kingsbrook, visit www.kingsbrook.org.

About ClearDATA

ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is the market leader for healthcare cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, and 100% dedicated to the healthcare field. ClearDATA’s HealthDATA™ Suite of Cloud Computing Solutions enable providers to fully automate, protect, and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting of infrastructure with managed services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image backup and VNA, healthcare information security and world-class support. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales@)cleardata.net or visit: http://www.cleardata.net.

February 18, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Providers Say Agfa Healthcare Has Room for Improvement as an Imaging Partner

OREM, Utah – Wednesday, February 20, 2013 – Agfa HealthCare’s stated core belief is centered around helping imaging providers succeed, yet a majority of  U.S. clients interviewed by KLAS report gaps in reaching desired results when using Agfa as a vendor. The reasons and other details can be found in the new KLAS vendor-specific report Agfa HealthCare Study 2013: Partnering with Agfa in 2013.

Throughout 2012, KLAS published a series of reports focused on imaging solutions. These reports, as well as discussions with providers, revealed that Agfa was losing client loyalty in some areas due to weak customer relations. In order to further understand this situation, KLAS launched a performance study to specifically evaluate Agfa. With the exception of x-ray equipment and speech recognition systems, Agfa receives second-tier scores across their suite of imaging solutions. However, as provider concerns grow around Agfa as a partner, there is a clear opportunity for Agfa-and other imaging vendors-to improve in helping their clients succeed.

Even with the challenges Agfa faces, they are showing early signs of success and leadership in several aspects of enterprise imaging. One of Agfa’s strengths is scaling IMPAX PACS in large, complex provider organizations. Scalability is an attribute that is important to some providers.

“This report is aimed not just at measuring how well Agfa is currently delivering synergistic solutions to their clients,” says Matt Terry, research director at KLAS and report author, “but its purpose is to also look into user perceptions and provider confidence in moving forward with Agfa.”

Other imaging vendors mentioned in this report include Merge Healthcare, McKesson, FUJIFILM, GE Healthcare, Philips, Carestream, and Siemens. To learn more about this vendor-specific report, the strategic imaging partners in the study, and the related reports published in 2012, providers and vendors can check out the full report, Agfa HealthCare Study 2013: Partnering with Agfa in 2013. This is a vendor-specific report and is available to healthcare providers at a significant discount. To purchase, visit www.KLASresearch.com/KLASreports.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and KLAS’ staff and advisory board members average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter @KLASresearch.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Speech Recognition Tools Look to Play a Crucial Role within EMR

KLAS’ 2013 look at speech recognition vendors provides key insights for providers

OREM, Utah – Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Speech recognition vendors hope that just as front-end and back-end speech technology proved to cut costs and improve efficiency for transcription and image documentation, similar efficiencies can be found for EMR. This and other insights can be found in a new KLAS report titled Speech Recognition 2013: Going from Back to Front and Beyond.

Through various discussions with providers, KLAS provides key insights into the current state of speech recognition vendors and future considerations. The report touches on early leaders, market share, and front- and back-end innovations. Provider satisfaction with vendors as well as peer recommendations is also shared.

“There is a lot of interesting movement in regard to vendors in this space,” said Ben Brown, research director and report author. “For example, MModal, like some of the other vendors, shows a significant increase in service scores with their back-end solution, yet they show a significant decrease in the same category for their front-end solution. It’s important for providers to know this before they move forward with a vendor.”

Other vendors highlighted in this report include Agfa, Dolbey, and Nuance. To learn more about the speech recognition vendors and findings in this study as well as related reports that will publish in 2013, check out the full report, Speech Recognition 2013: Going from Back to Front and Beyond. This report is available to healthcare providers at a significant discount. To purchase, visit www.KLASresearch.com/KLASreports.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and KLAS’ staff and advisory board members average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter @KLASresearch.

 

 

 

 

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.