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Importance of End-User Satisfaction to Health IT Infrastructure

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Health IT infrastructure is constantly changing as IT staff build and deploy new health systems. While end-users may not always notice when their devices are running smoother or connecting faster, they will notice when things aren’t working the way they’re meant to. End-user opinion on digital tools is often seen as the least important opinion when it comes to health IT....

5G Wireless Advancements Support Future Network Connectivity

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The impending release of 5G wireless has organizations considering how they can leverage the technology. The ever-increasing number of connected medical devices leaves wireless networks strained, and the potential of 5G can help increase bandwidth for more devices. 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology with speeds that could reach up to 20 Gbps, edging out the current 4G...

Collaborative Edge Computing Supports Health IT Advancement

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Healthcare organizations have a greater opportunity to digitally share collected data with other organizations for analytics and population health purposes. Using collaborative edge computing to share data can help organizations efficiently and securely share data with other providers. Edge computing is a decentralized, cloud-based extension of an organization’s network. Instead...

Dangers of Legacy Solutions to Health IT Infrastructure Systems

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Legacy systems can be a thorn in the side of health IT infrastructure professionals. Dated systems may still function but can be a huge liability when it comes to security and connectivity. The general attitude of health IT is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” which can cause serious problems down the road. While this attitude could be harmful, it’s not...

Planning for Future Internet of Medical Things Growth

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Patients and clinicians are interacting with digital devices more, which has led to the rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). These tools are advancing rapidly and are being used to treat patients more efficiently and accurately. The major advancements in wireless technology over the past several years have led to mainstream adoption of IoMT devices. The ability to...

Balancing Health IT Infrastructure Budget with Innovation

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Organizations are often caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to balancing a health IT infrastructure budget. Recent technological innovations can improve clinician workflow, patient care, and business revenue, but proving that certain infrastructure additions or upgrades are needed can be a hard sell, especially with shrinking IT budgets. Improving IT infrastructure...

Iron Mountain, ClearDATA Partner with Google Healthcare Cloud

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The healthcare industry is going through a digital transformation as organizations continue to leverage advanced digital tools to increase clinician workflow and improve patient treatment. As a result, large tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are making big investments in healthcare cloud. ClearDATA and Iron Mountain both made announcements this week highlighting...

Ensuring Healthcare Networks Can Keep Key Data in the Fast Lane

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Wireless and cellular technologies are advancing, and healthcare networks need to keep up in order to support digital tools and connected medical devices. Applying network upgrades to existing systems to accommodate more data and an increased number of devices requires a well thought-out plan and the support from an organization’s financial stakeholders. Even though it may seem...

Choosing Healthcare Private Cloud Over Public Cloud

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Moving data and applications to the cloud is becoming standard practice in healthcare as organizations seek more flexibility for the data produced by connected medical and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Many organizations are interested in healthcare private cloud over public cloud because of the visibility and control it gives organizations over their data. After choosing to...

Selecting a Healthcare Mobile App Development Platform

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Healthcare organizations are creating more custom mobile apps for patients and clinicians and making mobile app development platforms a priority. Developing secure, functional apps quickly requires a platform that is usable and compatible with the existing IT infrastructure. Healthcare organizations face specific regulatory requirements for protecting health data that they often...

Adopting a Proactive Approach to HIT Interoperability Challenges

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Healthcare organizations have long suffered from interoperability challenges since adopting digitized IT infrastructure. Tackling interoperability across an organization’s entire infrastructure can prove overwhelming to executives and IT staff at first glance. There is no silver bullet that will solve interoperability among health IT system, but understanding how to begin to...

Considerations for Planning Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

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Healthcare blockchain is rising as organizations find ways to apply the technology to improve their business and in turn improve patient care. Payers are currently using in the healthcare blockchain as a way to securely track transactions with providers. And now the latter are beginning to implement blockchain as a way to smoothly exchange information among different health...

Increasing Healthcare Cloud Security with Bring-Your-Own-Key

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Organizations are constantly looking for ways to gain more control over healthcare cloud security. Putting PHI into the hands of cloud service providers (CSPs) involves a high level of trust. CSPs understand the need for heightened security and control over healthcare cloud environments so adding bring-you-own-key (BYOK) capabilities into the healthcare space can give IT administrators...

Understanding Healthcare Cloud Migration for Cost Benefits

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Using the healthcare cloud to organize data and cut back on overall costs can help organization adapt and prepare for the future. Healthcare organizations are constantly collecting structured and unstructured data from many different sources. Not only does data collection prove challenging to provider organizations, but the ability to make data actionable also serves to justify storage...

Major Vendors Continue Investing in Health IT Infrastructure

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Consumer and health IT infrastructure technology are blurring together as Google, Amazon, and Apple are making significant leaps into the health IT space. Healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and introducing more connected devices and innovative applications into their health IT infrastructures. This growth in healthcare technologies has piqued the...

Improving User Experience with Healthcare Edge Networking, AI

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Healthcare poses unique challenges for IT infrastructure especially when it comes to solving challenges presented at the edge of the network. Understanding healthcare edge networking and how it’s impacting the industry is critical to future success, according to Extreme Networks Director of Product Management and Strategy Mike Leibovitz. When clinicians are unable to access their...

Using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in a Healthcare Setting

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Managing user environments in a healthcare setting is challenging for healthcare IT professionals. Implementing and managing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in healthcare can help organizations have better control over user endpoint devices as well as speed up clinician login times so they can spend more time with patients. VDI uses abstraction to remote desktop operating systems...

How to Plan for a Healthcare Muilticloud Environment

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Planning a healthcare cloud environment can be challenging, especially when so many options exist and there is no clear answer on which cloud technique will best serve each unique health IT infrastructure demand. More organizations are looking to healthcare multicloud as a way to utilize a variety of cloud service providers (CSPs) for the different features offered. Multicloud storage...

Benefits of Healthcare Public Cloud Managed Service Providers

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The demand for health IT infrastructure solutions that can scale to meet increasing data demands drives the need for flexible IT environments. The healthcare public cloud can help organizations scale up their infrastructure without breaking already restrictive budgets. Applying the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model to the public cloud can give IT administrators a flexible...

Considering 802.11ax for Healthcare Wireless Networking

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Healthcare wireless networking technology continues to advance, and organizations need to keep an eye on upcoming standards and how they will affect future connectivity. The upcoming wireless standard, 802.11ax, will help improve wireless connectivity so organizations can use more advanced connected tools. The number of Wi-Fi capable devices including the Internet of Things (IoT)...

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