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Health IT Infrastructure Requirements for AI Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are becoming more popular as healthcare organizations realize the potential applications in AI for providing better insight into data and improving patient care. AI can also be used to help ...

How IoT, Edge Computing Can Impact HIT Infrastructure in 2018

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Many healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and are interested in what evolving advanced technology is working for other entities. The Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing are just two areas that could hav...

Low-Frequency Aids Accurate Real-Time Asset Tracking in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are rapidly adopting networked tools and devices to help improve workflow. From real-time asset tracking to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), these tools need a layered network that provides an accurate way for...

Healthcare Blockchain Potential Impacts Future HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expected to emerge as a valuable tool to add to health IT infrastructure in 2018. However, healthcare blockchain is still so new that the practical applications of the technology are unclear . The first healthcare b...

Healthcare Mobility Success Depends on Strong Network Connections

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are continuing to implement mobile solutions using WiFi and cellular signals to connect with the network. Entities looking to expand their healthcare mobility capabilities may be unaware of the challenges associated...

What are Benefits of Healthcare Application Backend as a Service?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare applications are in high demand as organizations seek to provide clinicians with tools to give them more mobility and flexibility when treating patients. Backend as a Service (Baas) is one of the ways entities can build healthcar...

Healthcare Wireless Network Upgrades Critical for Future Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The digitization of IT infrastructure prompts organizations to upgrade their healthcare wireless network to support current and future technology that will help increase workflow and improve patient care. Last month Lorien Health Servi...

How Kubernetes 1.8 Can Improve HIT Security and Workload Support

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Kubernetes 1.8 highlights the open source platform’s security and workload support. Kubernetes 1.8 is the third release this year and enhances and refines upon 1.7. The new option is currently available on GitHub. CoreOS Technical Pro...

Using Virtualization, Communication to Improve HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations going through technological growth are challenged by planning how their infrastructure will expand and what infrastructure technology can do for them. Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center ...

Hyper-Convergence Consolidates IT Systems, Cuts Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyper-convergence is emerging in healthcare IT as a way for organizations to consolidate their IT systems to cut back on costs and management. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is a framework that combines storage, computing, and network...

Cloud, Mobile Strategies Critical to HIT Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are faced with advancing their HIT infrastructures as more advanced technology proves its worth in increasing workflow, security, and patient care. However, IT decision-makers are challenged by how to tackle pieces of their IT...

Open Source Collaboration Key to Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Interest in healthcare blockchain continues to grow as organizations realize the potential data sharing advantages. Blockchain is not currently used in healthcare, but open source projects, such as Hyperledger, are working to develop blockc...

Why Open Source Software Fits Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure is advancing quickly and organizations must keep up with the most up-to-date technology innovations while still trying to save money. Open source software is gaining popularity in the healthcare space because it nat...

Healthcare Mobile Strategy Requires Diligent Planning

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations still struggle to deploy an advanced healthcare mobile strategy to meet development and usage needs while remaining HIPAA compliant. Entities need to give clinicians and users what they want out of a mobile environment while e...

Healthcare Data Migration Benefits from Cloud Tools

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Every organization will undergo major and minor healthcare data migrations as clinical data needs to be moved to more advanced and scalable storage solutions. Understanding the data so the migration is done correctly the first time is the b...

Cloud-Based HIT Disaster Recovery Prevents Data Loss, Downtime

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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,...

Overcoming Healthcare Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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 cl...

Using Real-Time Analytics to Overcome Interoperability Issues

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are seeking real-time information by gaining a single, simplified view of patient data. However, organizations integrating disparate health data management systems can face interoperability issues and challenges wit...

Successful Medical IoT Requires Cellular Connections

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting medical Internet of Things (IoT) devices to connect, but often runs into challenges when it comes to device design conflicting with the radio frequency (RF) signals. “The biggest challenge f...

CEO Judy Faulkner Airs Epic’s Views on EHR Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR interoperability is one of the most challenging issues facing the modern healthcare industry, but Epic Systems Founder and CEO Judy Faulkner thinks her company – and her rivals – are making short work of lingering technical ...

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