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Using Healthcare Blockchain to Solve Provider Data Issues

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Healthcare blockchain is expanding as more organizations make moves to implement the technology. Entities are looking toward blockchain to track provider information and reduce administrative costs. Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics, UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, and UnitedHealthcare announced a collaborative effort to launch a blockchain pilot program. The program will use...

How an Aging Population Will Revolutionize IoT and Edge Solutions

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We’ve been hearing a lot about IoT and edge solutions. We’ve even discussed it here, where edge can really help with things like telemedicine and evolving a distributed healthcare ecosystem. That being said, it’s important to really look at some real-world use-cases and discuss the concept of IoT. “Organizations that have embarked on a digital business journey...

ERP, Supply Chain Reduce Healthcare Tools and Supply Spending

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Losing track of supplies and medical tools is an unacceptable reality for healthcare organizations. However, adding advanced supply chain management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to health IT infrastructure can reduce costs associated with medical tools and material and increase patient satisfaction. Forty percent of healthcare organizations stated that they have had...

Machine Learning Fortifies Digital Transformation for Analytics

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Data volume continues to be a challenge for healthcare organizations as they go through digital transformations. Machine learning is one of the most intriguing emerging technologies entities are utilizing to deal with data and analytics. Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions such as machine learning take a lot of IT infrastructure planning before they can be implanted successfully....

Key Ways to Overcome Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

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Healthcare wireless network infrastructure issues have plagued healthcare since wireless devices began to be introduced into the industry’s infrastructure. Mobile and other connected medical devices are standard in healthcare organizations, but these devices also bring challenges that can’t be solved overnight. Connecting devices to the internet and making sure they are...

Top HIT Infrastructure Uses for Healthcare Blockchain

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Healthcare blockchain is becoming more of a reality as vendors and entities alike are exploring blockchain options for different parts IT infrastructure. Blockchain is being considered for data storage, interoperability, and security in the healthcare industry, but the technology is still young. Only the earliest healthcare blockchain deployments are currently being used and payment...

Threat Intelligence Supports Advanced Health IT Security

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Health IT infrastructure technology continues to advance as organizations go through digital transformations. More advanced IT tools also means that entities are threated by more advanced cybersecurity attacks. Organizations need to look into threat intelligence solutions to proactively discover network security gaps and prevent cyberattacks before they cause too much damage. Threat...

Managing Healthcare Apps for Better Mobile Device Security

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Over the past several years, mobile device management strategies have evolved as healthcare organizations figure out the best way to manage their mobile devices. Implementing mobile device security without infringing on users’ personal data or giving devices too much freedom to access potentially threatening data is heavy consideration entities need to figure out when coming up...

Healthcare Mobile Content Management Supports Device Security

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New mobile devices are constantly being introduced into health IT infrastructure systems and organizations are responsible for making sure devices are totally protected. Mobile content management (MCM) in healthcare is one mobile device security tool entities can use to control content delivery. MCM stores and delivers content and services to mobile devices. MCM handles file-sharing...

Enterprise Resource Planning Aids HIT Infrastructure Tools

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a necessary tool for healthcare organizations to better manage business processes by collecting data from business tools and applications. Organizations need to consider how ERP fits into their health IT infrastructure and the best way to deploy it to ensure success. While many IT infrastructure tools are moving to the cloud, ERP is not moving...

Preparing Health IT Infrastructure for Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has been working itself into health IT infrastructure as organizations need more advanced technology to handle the growing amount of healthcare data. As AI becomes more of a reality, organizations have to realistically work AI solutions into their IT infrastructure. This can be a challenging process because AI requires a significant amount of computing...

Healthcare Network Management Brings Visibility, Control to Orgs

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Organizations expanding their IT infrastructure to include connected medical devices and tools need to focus on healthcare network management. This helps provides greater visibility and controls, and also ensures that all tools connect properly and securely. Wi-Fi networks can be difficult to maintain and control which is why network management solutions are gaining momentum. They are...

Healthcare Multicloud Supports Unique Cloud Infrastructure

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Most healthcare organizations have at least one cloud environment supporting one or more of their IT infrastructure tools or storing data. Entities are not restricted to one cloud service model or vendor, which is why healthcare multicloud is gaining traction. Multicloud is similar to hybrid storage but uses multiple clouds to perform different tasks. Hybrid storage uses more than one...

Value-Based Care Dictates HIT Infrastructure Advancement

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Healthcare organizations face many IT infrastructure challenges as they seek out advanced solutions that will accommodate current and future infrastructure needs. Analytics, wearables, and blockchain are several of the tools organizations are adopting. However, one of the biggest challenges is keeping up with the latest IT infrastructure tools while bringing down overall costs in the...

New Google Healthcare API Addresses Interoperability Challenges

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Google announced the release of its healthcare application programming interface (API) to help organizations address interoperability challenges. The cloud-based healthcare API may help encourage organizations that are still behind in their digital transformation. The API simplifies healthcare data management by allowing entities to absorb and manage different types of medical data on...

Upgrading Healthcare Network Security to Protect Patient Data

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Last year, healthcare network data breaches hit an all-time high as cyberattackers targeted patient records. Entities need to gain more visibility and control over their networks and protect patient data by upgrading healthcare network security. The healthcare industry was the target of over 23 percent of all data breaches in 2017, according to a recent Ponemon Institute report....

HIMSS Highlights Evolving HIT Cybersecurity Threats, Improvements

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HIMSS released its 2018 Cybersecurity Survey and found that most healthcare organizations continue to experience significant security incidents. As HIT cybersecurity grows more advanced, the threats have evolved to challenge sophisticated cybersecurity tools. More then 75 percent of the healthcare organizations polled reported that they had experienced a recent significant security...

Health IT Infrastructure Requirements for AI Cybersecurity

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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 organization defend against cyberattacks by predicting vulnerabilities as health IT infrastructure tools evolve. However, healthcare organizations...

Machine Learning, Network Monitoring Top HIMSS 18 Releases

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HIMSS18 is currently underway in Las Vegas and many vendors have released new health IT infrastructure focused solutions to help healthcare organizations transition more smoothly in their digital transformation. New vendor partnerships and improvements in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data management, and network monitoring are taking place in the City of Lights....

Patient Facing Application Considerations for HIT Infrastructure

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Patients are growing accustomed to using their personal devices to interact with service providers and retailers in their everyday lives. As consumers, patients can easily use their smartphones to make purchases and consult online catalogues. This ease in interaction between business and consumer is driving the need for HIT infrastructure to support more digital interactions. Patients...

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