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PokitDok, Merck, Orion Make AWS Announcements at HIMSS17

February 22, 2017 - HIMSS17 was not short on Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements as vendors touched on plans to utilize the service to bring more flexibility and continence to their health IT infrastructure solutions. As HITInfrastructure.com will review here, AWS continues to carve a path for healthcare cloud deployments. AWS Marketplace Adds Healthcare and Life Sciences Category AWS Marketplace announced...


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PokitDok, Merck, Orion Make AWS Announcements at HIMSS17

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIMSS17 was not short on Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements as vendors touched on plans to utilize the service to bring more flexibility and continence to their health IT infrastructure solutions. As HITInfrastructure.com will review here,...

IBM, Dell EMC Release Improved Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM and Dell EMC made recent announcements on simplifying their respective hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions. IBM is accelerating hybrid cloud adoption by providing its business partners access to VMware Cloud Foundation for additional VMware-based...

Evolve IP, Nimble Partner in HIPAA Compliant Cloud Services

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Evolve IP and Nimble Storage announced their partnership to provide healthcare organizations with on-premise flash arrays supported by HIPAA-compliant and HITRUST-audited hybrid cloud services. Nimble Storage and Evolve IP built a storage solution...

Utilizing HIPAA Compliance for Healthcare Cloud IaaS Deployment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is becoming a more appealing healthcare cloud option as organizations migrate parts of their health IT infrastructure to the cloud. As entities select cloud vendors for their infrastructure, HIPAA compliance...

Utilizing Cloud Backup for Minimal HIT Infrastructure Downtime

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Backing up and recovering clinical data securely and easily during an outage is a top challenge for healthcare organizations.  Cloud backup and recovery solutions can bring security to health IT infrastructure by ensuring the latest data...

Dropbox Healthcare IT Infrastructure Adoption on the Rise

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dropbox is finding its way into healthcare IT infrastructure as adoption grows among provider organizations. Dropbox announced the growth of its use among healthcare organizations for clinicians to share files with other users in the network,...

Avanade, Citrix Integrate Microsoft Azure and VDI Environments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Avanade announced the latest initiative in its strategic partnership with Citrix focused on assisting clients taking a cloud-first approach to building digital workspaces for end-users. The latest initiative will use Avanade’s assets and...

3 Ways to Reduce Health IT Infrastructure Hardware Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As provider organizations continue to adopt more advanced health IT infrastructure hardware and other technologies, the need to cut costs wherever possible is a high priority for IT decision-makers. Hardware can be costly and the with advancements...

Artificial Intelligence to Strain Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry continues to seek technological advancements to improve the quality of patient care, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are poised to become a significant part of health IT infrastructure. As healthcare...

Management Tools Vital to Continued Health IT Cloud Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Enterprise IT environments are transforming rapidly, but  IT departments are struggling to manage increasingly complex cloud environments, according to a recent survey conducted by 451 Research. The research firm polled 166 US-based enterprise...

What Does Blockchain Mean for Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry continues to explore the value of blockchain technology for improving its approach to security and interoperability. Blockchain could be the future of electronic health information exchange, but how does it work? Bitcoin...

VMware, AWS Collaborate on New Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

VMware and Amazon Web Service (AWS) have announced their collaboration on a new hybrid cloud service, VMware Cloud on AWS, available for enterprise deployment mid-2017. According to the official press release, “AWS will be VMware’s...

Lower Costs a Promising Sign for Private Healthcare Cloud?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

New research points to decreasing total cost of ownership for private cloud solutions, perhaps removing a barrier to entry for health IT infrastructure. Research conducted by 451 Research analyzed various cloud options and determined when organizations...

Microsoft Unveils Improvements to IT Infrastructure Offerings

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016 for cloud applications at the annual Microsoft Ignite conference along with other initiatives to drive digital transformation in IT infrastructure. New product announcements...

Benefits of Cloud-Based Health Information Management Systems

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations operate on a health IT infrastructure comprising programs and applications used by employees with differing needs. Each healthcare department requires specific tools to complete tasks, with most of these tools being digital...

Comparing Public, Private, Hybrid Healthcare Cloud Storage

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

One of the biggest hesitations healthcare organizations have when deciding on health data storage is the security of the cloud. It’s important to consider that the data storage decision is more than simply between cloud or on-premise storage,...

Benefits of Healthcare Cloud Technology Adoption to Medicine

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cloud computing has much offer the healthcare industry, especially given the industry’s growing dependence on computer systems and connectivity. Risks associated with cloud technology contribute to skepticism among healthcare professionals...

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