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  • Cloud-Based HIT Disaster Recovery Prevents Data Loss, Downtime

    June 12, 2017 - Healthcare organizations are still hesitant to migrate to cloud-based HIT infrastructure systems because of security concerns stemming from storing PHI in an off-premises location. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack reiterates that fear, which makes it important for entities to understand what cloud service providers can offer in the face of malware and DoS attacks. Trying to consume cloud...

  • Overcoming Healthcare Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges

    June 6, 2017 - Hybrid cloud storage environments are a reality for healthcare organizations seeking to digitize their health IT infrastructure. However, many entities are challenged when deciding which workloads and applications are best suited for the cloud, and which are better off remaining on-premises. ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin told HITInfrastructure.com that hybrid cloud storage is here to stay...

  • AMIA Stresses Broadband Access is Social Determinant of Health

    May 25, 2017 - The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) released a letter urging the FCC to categorize broadband access among the social determinants of health as they continue to develop policies and programs in the future. AMIA agrees with what the FCC has said in the past, that healthcare is being “transformed by the availability and accessibility of broadband-enabled services and technologies...

  • WannaCry Ransomware Targeted Outdated HIT Infrastructure

    May 15, 2017 - Late last week, many countries around the world fell victim to the WannaCry ransomware attack. The cybersecurity breach targeted healthcare organizations and made its way to the US, after first heavily affecting the National Health Service (NHS). The attack impacted more than 150 countries and over 230,000 individual computers. Other affected organizations included Telefonica and Deutsche...


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HIT infrastructure Advancements Challenged by Internal Support

Healthcare organizations are eager to implement HIT infrastructure advancements, but are often unable to adopt the technology as quickly as they would like. This often happens because current infrastructure does not support it or organizations...

How Epic Healthy Planet Promotes Healthcare Interoperability

Orange Care Group’s independent Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Independent Physician Association announced their plans to adopt Epic’s Healthy Planet program to promote healthcare interoperability. The collaboration features...

Care Coordination Key for Interoperability, Patient Care

The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) and Integra Community Care Network announced their new service Care Management Alerts and Dashboards. The health IT infrastructure care coordination technology aims to proactively coordinate care to support...

APIs, Modern Infrastructure Fuel Health IT Interoperability

Healthcare organizations are making efforts to digitize their IT infrastructures but often struggle to maintain health IT interoperability among digital healthcare systems. The continued difficulty for seamless interoperability has driven the...

Health IT infrastructure Gaps Create Patient Safety Risk

Healthcare organizations are faced with roadblocks when it comes to accurately retrieving complete patient data. Many of these obstacles can be traced back to an organization’s health IT infrastructure, interoperability, and how successfully...

PatientPing, WellStar Collaborate on Care Coordination

PatientPing announced its partnership with Georgia-based WellStar Health System to provide care coordination to one of the largest health systems in Georgia. The collaboration aims to increase communication among WellStar’s 11 hospitals,...

Healthcare Cloud Budgets Grow as HIT Infrastructure Need Rises

Organizations plan to increase healthcare cloud spending over the next several years as highly scalable health IT infrastructure continues to be in demand. A recent survey conducted by Clutch polled nearly 300 IT professionals across all major...

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