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How Hyperconverged Infrastructure Improves Health IT Functionality

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a future-looking technology that can help organizations overcome the challenges of shoestring budgets, increasing demands for data access, and the need to remain flexible in an era of continuous innovation. While virtualization-based solutions in particular can be intimidating to healthcare organizations, the HCI can significantly improve overall efficiency...


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Planning for Data Backup, Recovery in Health IT Infrastructure

Healthcare data backup and data recovery are critical components of every health IT infrastructure. The inability to access data is a serious issue in healthcare. Organizations constantly face the possibility of data breaches, ransomware attacks,...

Understanding Healthcare Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Healthcare Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), sometimes called Hardware-as-a-Service, is becoming more popular as organizations migrate parts of their infrastructure to the cloud. Infrastructure delivered as a service can significantly cut back...

Pros and Cons of PACS, VNAs for Medical Image Data Storage

As healthcare providers invest in new medical imaging technologies that produce increasingly large and complex data files, organizations need to implement infrastructure tools that can support the storage and appropriate access of necessary patient...

How to Build a Successful Healthcare Mobility Solution

Mobile devices are a significant part of health IT infrastructure as users look for the most convenient ways to use devices to treat patients. Building a healthcare mobility solution is key to ensuring the devices are fully supported and functioning...

Why Cloud, Virtualization Are Key to Healthcare Infrastructure Strategy

The healthcare industry’s transformation isn’t just taking place in consult rooms, retail clinics, or EHR developers’ office buildings.   Health IT infrastructure - the engine that drives clinical, operational, and administrative...

How Open Source Software Benefits Health IT Infrastructure

Health IT infrastructure forms the foundation for everything that happens in a healthcare organization, from quality improvement and patient safety to financial sustainability and business intelligence. While many different health IT strategies...

Using Broadband to Support Internet of Medical Things

Healthcare organizations are adopting Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices to connect patients and clinicians to the network. IoMT devices provide remote monitoring solutions for patients and collect valuable data that can be used for analytics....

Benefits of Software-Defined Networking in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are rapidly introducing more connected devices into their health IT infrastructures, which calls for increased network visibility and management. Entities currently deal with Wi-Fi connectivity supporting cloud applications,...

How Healthcare Providers Can Benefit from Cloud Data Migration

Healthcare organizations seeking a flexible and secure strategy for storing and accessing their data assets are increasingly turning to cloud data migration.   While lower setup and maintenance costs are one of the initial attractions of...

Using Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) for Healthcare Data Security

Healthcare is going mobile and clinicians are utilizing more advanced devices as they cut their cords. But as staff members move around more freely, how can providers ensure that their patients’ protected health information (PHI) stays...

Healthcare Data Storage Options: On-Premise, Cloud and Hybrid Data Storage

Healthcare organizations are building their IT infrastructures to be more flexible and scalable to meet the growing data demand. With value-based incentives for data analytics and the increased number of connected medical devices constantly collecting...

How Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Supports Patient Care

Value-based care initiatives have pushed healthcare organizations to embrace more advanced technology as priorities have shifted from security concerns to how to access information securely, quickly, and conveniently. Virtual desktop infrastructure...

Considerations for Deploying Healthcare Wireless Networks

Wireless networks are the lifeblood health IT infrastructure, but developing and deploying reliable WiFi to support present and future IT initiatives can be a challenge.   Clinicians and staff are becoming dependent on mobile and connected...

Why Application Programming Interfaces Are Key for Healthcare

Healthcare organizations seeking to create interoperability between internal apps, EHRs, and other data exchange tools, are increasingly turning to application programming interfaces (APIs) to manage the flow of information between disparate...

Understanding HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Options for Health IT

Healthcare providers looking for HIPAA-compliant applications, storage, and networking options are increasingly turning to the cloud, which has quickly become a low-cost way to develop the complex infrastructure required to support a variety...

Using Health IT to Meet Medicaid Population Health, Socioeconomic Needs

HealthITAnalytics Despite the fact that one out of every five members of the United States population is covered under Medicaid, providers dedicated to serving this segment of the market can often feel as if they are operating in a slightly separate world....

Maximizing Provider Revenue with Payer Contract Management

RevCycleIntelligence Ensuring correct reimbursement in a timely manner is always at the top of a healthcare provider’s mind. But many provider organizations could be leaving money on the table with inefficient and infrequent payer contract management. Payer...

Reconciling the Opioid Crisis with Delivering Quality Patient Experience

PatientEngagementHIT Every day, 115 Americans die after overdosing on an opioid. The rate of opioid-related deaths increased nearly threefold between 2002 and 2015, and heroin-related overdose deaths increased more than six times over during that same time period....

Picking The Right Telehealth Platform For a Small or Solo Practice

mHealthIntelligence For a small practice or solo physician, launching a virtual care platform might seem like a waste of time and money, especially in a climate where both are in such short supply. But telemedicine offers vital operational and clinical benefits...

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