We recently spoke to Suresh Krishnan, Vice President of Information Technology/CIO for Loretto Hospital, about the growing importance to his facility of patient data storage, security and management.
is an acute care community hospital in Chicago that serves more than 33,000 patients each year.
Last year, Loretto
achieved Stage 1 meaningful use, and is currently working toward meeting Stage 2 objectives.
, responsible for I.T. and health information management, says patient data management has become increasingly important because reporting on meaningful use adoption, as well as quality metrics, all depend on data.
When it comes to patient data, "It's critical to do everything - from data collection to storage to analysis - securely and quickly.
adds that data integrity and data availability are both essential elements of a smart and effective data management strategy.
When asked what advice he'd share with peers looking to establish a cost-effective data solution for storing, managing, securing and analyzing patient data, Suresh
shared six key tips.
Read our full discussion with Suresh
, including what infrastructure initiatives are currently underway at Loretto
, on CDW Healthcare's CommunIT.