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How DevOps Can Impact Healthcare IT Infrastructure

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I’ve really been enjoying diving into the world of DevOps. More specifically, I’ve had the chance to speak with leading healthcare providers to better understand how and where they’re leveraging DevOps to do some really amazing things, including improving their healthcare IT infrastructure. In the world of healthcare, organizations are constantly trying to stay...

Using Threat Intelligence to Improve HIT Infrastructure Security

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Advancing healthcare technology means that IT infrastructure security threats are becoming more sophisticated. A better view of IT infrastructure and the ability to collect and analyze threat data using threat intelligence can give organizations better insight into the kinds of cyberattacks they face and how to best handle them. Evolving cybersecurity attacks cause IT decision-makers...

Blockchain, Edge Decentralized Options for HIT Infrastructure

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Organizations that are building out their HIT infrastructure are facing challenges when it comes to communicating data using a centralized repository, or a centralized hub that all data needs to pass through. The volume of data and the number of devices communicating data makes centralized HIT infrastructure inefficient as the healthcare industry continues adopting advanced...

Identifying Health IT Infrastructure Requirements for Telehealth

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As healthcare organizations continue to utilize telehealth programs, it’s more important than ever to make sure that all health IT infrastructure requirements for telehealth are met. Organizations that do not properly support their telehealth network will experience dropped connections, security risks, and dissatisfied clinicians and patients. Developing a plan that takes into...

EU Data Privacy Rule GDPR Impacts US Health IT Infrastructure

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The EU data privacy rule, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect today and healthcare organizations need to be aware of the regulation changes to understand how their data exchange and access processes may be impacted. Some organizations may even need to assess and update their health IT infrastructure. GDPR is a new regulation in EU law that protects the data privacy...

Data Demands Call for Increased Healthcare Storage Flexibility

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The constant increase of data pushes healthcare organizations to reassess their data storage needs. While cloud computing is the fastest way to get more scalability for the consistently increasing amount of data, on-premises healthcare storage flexibility is also increasing and becoming easier to deploy and manage. It’s rare for a healthcare organization to move to a completely...

How to Deploy, Manage Healthcare Multicloud Environments

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Healthcare organizations are experiencing a digital transformation and introducing new digital tools into their health IT infrastructure at a rapid pace. In order to manage the tools that are driving digital transformation, organizations need to understand the complexities of the healthcare multicloud approach to further progress. Healthcare is a heavily regulated industry and...

What Potential is in Healthcare Intent-Based Networking, Automation?

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Organizations are constantly looking for ways to fortify network security. Healthcare intent-based networking (IBN) can help give organizations a more dynamic approach to network security as more devices are added to the health IT infrastructure.  “Intent-based networking is a piece of networking software that helps to plan, design and implement/operate networks that can...

Overcoming the Top 3 Healthcare Edge Computing Challenges

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I really hope you’re not sick of this word yet, because it’s not going anywhere. Edge computing is certainly here to stay as we see greater distribution of IT systems and more connected devices. At a very high level, edge allows us to process data much close to the source than other solutions out there. This is a big reason why data center and cloud operators are actively...

Healthcare Data Centers Call For Cloud, Virtualization

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As IT infrastructure technology evolves, organizations are looking to use more advanced tools for their healthcare data centers. A recent Research and Markets report predicted that the data center services market will grow at a CAGR of nearly 14 percent through 2023. Data center services includes cloud and hosting, networks, consulting, and virtualization among others. These...

Kubernetes-as-a-Service Supports Less Complex Container Management

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Healthcare organizations going through digital transformations are leveraging containers to enhance their HIT infrastructure as a way to manage applications. The potential introduction of Kubernetes-as-a-Service can help ease container management. Organizations use containers for application development, operating system environments, and to replace virtual machines. Virtual...

NIH Encourages Broadband Improvements for Rural Healthcare

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Using innovative HIT infrastructure tools to give patients better access to care options, including broadband improvements for telehealth, can help improve the quality of care for cancer patients in rural areas, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The population of rural counties in the United States is estimated to be between...

How to Select the Right Healthcare Data Storage Option

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Organizations seeking to bring in new technology to enhance both patient and clinician experiences need to consider their healthcare data storage solutions in order for these tools to be successful. From EHRs to imaging solutions, the amount of data produced by healthcare organizations is massive and will keep growing rapidly in the years to come. Understanding and building a solid...

Healthcare Open Source Projects Speed Up Technology Adoption

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Organizations are currently faced with an onslaught of advancing HIT infrastructure technology that needs to be developed to meet each organization’s unique needs. Healthcare open source projects are essential to developing and deploying new and innovative technology. Open source software makes its code freely accessible to anyone. Users can access and modify source code under a...

Red Hat, Boston Children’s Collaborate on Open Source Image Sharing

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Red Hat announced its collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital to provide a distributed user open source image sharing interface so clinicians and radiologists can share images in real-time anywhere around the world. The ChRIS Research Integration Service is a web-based medical image platform deployed on the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC). The MOC is a multi-provider cloud...

Staff Experience, Standards Impact Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

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Healthcare blockchain is creating a lot of industry buzz and several solutions have been released this year. Blockchain development and implementation are quickly gaining momentum, but the technology may not be a standard part of health IT infrastructure as soon as predicted. A recent Gartner survey polled CIOs from across all industries, including healthcare, and revealed that only 1...

Computer Assisted Coding Systems Help Orgs Handle Increasing Data

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Healthcare organizations are constantly producing and collecting medical data to help treat patients more effectively, and are also using the data for analytics purposes such as population health. Organizations need a computer assisted coding system (CACS) to ensure data is consistent throughout the organization to successfully sort and code that data. CACS uses natural language...

Utilizing Healthcare Blockchain to Increase Identity Management

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Healthcare blockchain is being used for better interoperability and data exchange, and is also being leveraged for identity management so organizations can build a more solid digital trust. The strong demand for blockchain identity management has prompted several vendors to develop blockchain identity management solutions. Trusted Key Solutions announced its significant funding to...

Hospital Information Systems Help Organize Tools and Data

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Healthcare organizations are constantly adding solutions to their IT infrastructure to keep up with the latest technology developments. Adding more solutions to HIT infrastructure makes it hard to keep track of each tool and the information it handles, making hospital information systems (HIS) critical. HIS is a tool that manages all the tools that manage information, including but not...

Understanding Implications of Healthcare Blockchain

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As organizations continue to consider healthcare blockchain it’s important to understand what the technology can realistically do and what the technology might not be capable of doing. Blockchain is a heavily used buzzword for cryptocurrency and it can sometimes be difficult to see where this technology will be applicable to healthcare. A recent report released by Chilmark...

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