Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Hazards caused by medical technology are far too common in hospitals, according to ECRI Institute, a 45-year-old nonprofit organization based in Plymouth Meeting that applies scientific, evidence-based research to analyze the health care industry.

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Optum Takes Health Care to the Cloud

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Optum, an information and technology-enabled health services business, launched a secure, cloud-based environment designed to help health care administrators communicate and collaborate more effectively to improve health outcomes.

The Optum health care cloud aims to help health professionals communicate and access essential health intelligence more efficiently, create and deploy health applications quickly and manage technology in their offices or across networks with ease, according to a statement from the company.

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Skanksa Partners With Prime Logic Partners to Improve IT Infrastructure

NEW YORK — Construction management company Skanska USA formed a partnership earlier this year with Prime Logic Partners to help health care organizations improve their information technology infrastructures.

Skanska, based in New York City, provides construction management, preconstruction and design-build services to acute care hospitals, specialty outpatient centers and academic medical centers throughout the U.S.

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Improved High Speed Network to Improve Health Care for Rural and Underserved Illinois Patients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new $21 million fiber-optic medical network is under way for the Illinois Rural HealthNet, designed to increase access to advanced medical care for residents of rural and underserved areas across Illinois.

The Illinois Rural HealthNet (IRHN) — a nonprofit network of health care providers — signed a contract with Omaha, Neb.-based communications and security services provider G4S Technology to implement a system linking 85 rural health care entities to urban medical centers.

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