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GPUs Enhance IT Infrastructure for Healthcare Analytics

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Healthcare organizations are digitally transforming their IT infrastructure to support healthcare analytics, which requires more advanced processing power. Graphics processing units (GPUs) are becoming more popular as organizations search for...

Why Organizations Require WiFi Upgrades for Healthcare IoT

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Lorien Health Services needed an advanced WiFi network to increase connection reliability and support its healthcare IoT initiative. Lorien adopted Aruba Mobile First Network to increase WiFi speed and connect critical healthcare Internet of...

Smaller Scale Object Storage Solutions Cut Back Costs

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IBM announced new capabilities for its on-premise customers to manage compliance data with object storage. The new features make the cloud object storage system more accessible. The IBM Cloud Object Storage System is targeted at regulated industries...

Wireless Broadband Improvements Key to Rural Telehealth

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ExteNet Systems announced its plans to deploy a CBRS Part 96 ready LTE fixed wireless network with internet service provider Paladin Wireless to provide high-speed wireless internet to enterprise customers across northern Georgia. These improvements...

Healthcare Virtual Reality Potential Grows for Therapy, Surgery

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Interest in healthcare virtual reality (VR) continues to spread as new VR services continue to be introduced to health IT infrastructure, according to a recent ABI Research report. The report predicted that healthcare VR will generate $8.9 million...

Open Source Health IT App Development Cuts Back Costs

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Organizations across all major verticals, including healthcare, are using an open source platform to develop and deploy cloud-native applications and cut back on health IT app development costs, according to a recent survey. Cloud Foundry assessed...

Gartner Names Top Health IT Infrastructure Technology Trends

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Garner released its latest commentary on the top strategic technology trends, many of which are emerging in health IT infrastructure. “Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning...

Dell EMC Helps HIT Infrastructure Handle Digital Transformation

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Dell EMC announced the expansion of its Open Networking initiative with new HIT infrastructure solutions and services to help organizations manage increasing network demands as they continue their digital transformations. The majority of enterprise...

2018 EHNAC Accreditation Impacts Secure Data Exchange

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The non-profit standards development organization, Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) announced the new versions of program criteria for its 18 accreditation programs impacting secure data exchange. Healthcare organizations...

Interest in Healthcare Blockchain Increases for Interoperability

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Organizations are increasingly aware of healthcare blockchain and are actively looking into deploying the technology, according to a recent Black Book Survey. Researchers polled 88 healthcare payers and 276 providers, technology executives,...

How Kubernetes 1.8 Can Improve HIT Security and Workload Support

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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 Program...

Virtual Reality In Healthcare Assists Surgery, Medical Education

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Virtual reality in healthcare is developing as new applications are developed to cater to the healthcare industry, according to a recent report from Kalorama Information. “In its earlier manifestation, virtual reality was hardly equipped...

Open Source Tools Provide Control Over HIT Multi-Cloud Environments

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Mirantis announced the release of its latest cloud platform for HIT multi-cloud management across Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, and bare-metal. Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) enables multi-cloud self-service Kubernetes clusters through...

HIT Infrastructure Consolidation Increases Efficiently, Security

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NIST released a new draft version of its Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations outlining how healthcare organizations can most effectively structure their HIT infrastructure. The draft guidance presents organizations...

Healthcare Industry Now a Leading Target for Cyberattacks

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Healthcare surpassed the public sector this year in reporting the greatest number of security incidents in Q2, according to a new study released by McAfee. The healthcare industry accounted for 26 percent of cyberattacks over between April and...

UC San Diego Begins Cloud Infrastructure Migration with Epic EHR

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Healthcare organizations continue to move to the cloud as they seek more flexibility for their IT infrastructure environment. UC San Diego Health recently moved their EHR to an Epic-hosted cloud environment to shift away from their traditional...

HIT Outsourcing Remains Significant Despite Recent Dissatisfaction

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A new Black Book survey highlights the benefits of HIT outsourcing for infrastructure solutions rather than hosting, monitoring, and maintaining them on-premises. Healthcare organizations are looking to cloud-based, as-a-service infrastructure...

Healthcare AI, IoT Require Legacy Data Integration, Edge Computing

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MapR Technologies and C3 IoT announced their partnership to bring an end-to-end solution for healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The partnership will address the demand of enterprise architecture...

HIT Container Growth Slow But Hopeful as Management Solutions Mature

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Organizations are enthusiastic and optimistic about HIT containers for managing applications. However, adoption is hindered by the complexity of deploying, managing, and orchestrating containers at scale. The Cloud Foundry report, Hope Versus...

Lack of EHR Interoperability Standards Challenges Health IT

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A lack of standardization and control over file sharing continues to make EHR interoperability a significant challenge for healthcare organizations, according to Nebraska Medicine Vice President of IT Brian Lancaster. “As an industry, it's...

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