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Healthcare IT Infrastructure News for IT pros in the Healthcare Industry

Change Healthcare Releases Healthcare Blockchain Solution

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Change Healthcare announced the launch of its healthcare blockchain solution to help payers and providers increase their revenue cycle efficiency. The tool will support blockchain transactions by the end of this year. Change Healthcare released...

Healthcare Cloud-Based VDI Adoption Reduces Infrastructure Costs

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Cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) adoption grows in healthcare as organizations begin to realize the benefits of increased visibility and control when moving desktops to the cloud. The increased demand for VDI deployments drove...

BYOD Policies Challenge Health IT Infrastructure, Data Security

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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are becoming more common but healthcare organizations struggle with BYOD policies and how to make sure data is secure on devices they don’t own. A recent Spok study polled over 350 healthcare leaders...

Cloud Adoption Hindered by Legacy Network Architecture

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Healthcare organizations are in the midst of a digital transformation as legacy systems are replaced with new cloud-based infrastructure. However, the transition is not smooth and many organizations are facing issues stemming from legacy network...

HashiCorp Upgrades Improve Cloud Infrastructure Adoption

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HashiCorp announced several updates and new products across its suite of cloud infrastructure automation solutions to help enterprise organizations adopt and leverage cloud. The updates add and improve the features of HashiCorp products Terraform,...

Using Virtualization, Communication to Improve HIT Infrastructure

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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 are...

Hyper-Convergence Consolidates IT Systems, Cuts Costs

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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 networking...

Data Virtualization Assists HIT Infrastructure File Sharing

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Health IT infrastructures are evolving rapidly, and data virtualization benefits organizations by giving them a way to conveniently store and view their data. The data is viewable to the user in a cohesive and easily visible way despite the information...

Overcoming EHR Implementation Issues for Better HIT Infrastructure

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Healthcare organizations are still in the midst of adjusting to new EHR implementation, and many entities are concerned that they aren’t seeing enough of an ROI from their EHR system. A recent survey conducted by Health Catalyst surveys...

Successful Network Management Requires Visibility, Automation

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Healthcare organizations are introducing more devices and solutions into their health IT infrastructure architecture, which makes network management, visibility, and automation more important than ever. Extreme Networks announced the release...

Threat Intelligence Adoption Tests HIT Infrastructure Security

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Large cyberattacks plague the healthcare industry as organizations are challenged with introducing and maintaining threat intelligence as part of their HIT infrastructure security. The Ponemon Institute’s second annual cybersecurity threat...

Cloud, Mobile Strategies Critical to HIT Infrastructure Growth

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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 infrastructure...

Increasing Application Demands Require Rapid App Development

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InterSystems announced its new platform, the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, to assist organizations in app development and quickly producing data intensive applications. The platform is built around a high-performance database, which allows...

Top Healthcare IoT Concerns Include Interoperability, Security

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Organizations are adding more healthcare IoT devices to their health IT infrastructure as the need for tracking, communication, and mobility continues to increase. A recent report released by Verizon states that healthcare organizations are leveraging...

Mobile Security Vendors Must Provide Usability, Flexibility

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Gartner recently released its Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management report, outlining the subset of enterprise mobility management (EMM) and highlighting the qualities healthcare organizations should look for in a mobile...

Container Growth Slow, Still Significant to HIT Infrastructure

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Organizations are looking to containers to manage and deploy their applications for HIT infrastructure improvement, but entities are challenged by implementing containers at scale, according to the latest Cloud Foundry Survey. Cloud Foundry surveyed...

Why Blockchain May Not Be the Solution to EHR Interoperability

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Blockchain is causing a stir in healthcare as organizations look to the technology to solve the EHR interoperability and data security issues that have plagued the industry for many years. The potential for healthcare blockchain has been widely...

Connected Medical Devices Need Current HIT Infrastructure Security

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Organizations are adding more connected medical devices to their HIT infrastructure, which raises concerns about device security. A recent Research and Markets report predicted that the medical device security market will reach $28.9 billion...

Kubernetes Supports Container Management for HIT Infrastructure

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Open source clouds, virtualization, and application management efforts are growing in healthcare as vendors are using tools that are meant to enhance deployment and management of applications. Kubernetes is one such tool that is becoming more...

DICOM Web Standard Improves Vendor Neutral Archive Accessibility

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Fujifilm announced the latest update to its vendor neutral archive (VNA) system Synapse to offer support for DICOM webservices, including QIDO-RS and WADO-RS. Synapse 6.4 is designed to manage web-based data access and supports RESTful web service...

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