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Remote Patient Monitoring Supports Vendor Connectivity, Technology

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Reducing patient visits and improving long-term patient health motivate healthcare organizations to embrace remote patient monitoring. However without the healthcare network to support healthcare monitoring devices, organizations can’t fully support remote monitoring programs. Reducing hospital visits by remotely monitoring patients helps healthcare organizations keep their...

Healthcare Internet of Things Influences Increased Blockchain Interest

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Clinicians and patients are connecting to the network using healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The increased number of devices connecting to the network can cause security concerns which blockchain may be able to solve in the near future. Blockchain and IoT are bother relatively new to the healthcare space. The IoT increases data flows that can be overwhelming especially when...

Healthcare Blockchain Standards Support Collaborative Development

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Healthcare blockchain is gaining traction as health IT vendors and provider organizations look to the technology to decentralize data exchange to provide improved data protection. Understanding the healthcare blockchain standards being used in healthcare is key to developing a successful way to exchange data. The success of blockchain in healthcare depends on a standardized approach so...

ISA’s Annual Review Period Promotes Interoperability Advancements

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The Interoperability Standards Advisory’s (ISA) annual comment and review period comes to a close at 5 pm, ET, on October 1. The process began to help determine how the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will implement specifications for the healthcare industry to exchange data and promote interoperability advancements. “The reviews will help the...

Advanced Medical Imaging Solutions Require Analytics, Visualization

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Healthcare organizations implementing advanced medical imaging solutions to generate more detailed images may have trouble viewing images in a timely manner or picking out necessary details without appropriate medical image analysis software. The increase in advanced imaging solutions is driving the market for medical image analysis software, according to a recent Markets and Markets...

Healthcare IoT Community Provides Implementation Guidelines

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The Internet of Things (IoT) Community announced the formation of its healthcare IoT Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE will be led by vendors including Zebra Technologies and Cerner along with health IT professionals. The CoE aims to use IoT application for healthcare services and provide best practices for healthcare IoT applications that will include: Learning portal and...

Growing Mobile Availability Fuels Healthcare Mobile Development

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The dependence on mobile networks to keep patients and clinicians connected is expected to increase dramatically over the next several years, according to the latest GSMA Mobile Industry Impact Report. This increased availability is expected to encourage healthcare mobile development.   One of the most significant ways increased mobility has contributed to healthcare is it has...

Building Scalable Healthcare Internet of Things Networks

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Network connections continue to be a challenge as healthcare organizations improve their healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. “The rising demand of chronic disease management, better connectivity between doctors and patients, and enhanced drug delivery systems in healthcare sectors have created the demand for IoT in the healthcare sector,” said a recent...

FHIR May Not Help Healthcare Orgs Achieve Semantic Interoperability

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Healthcare organizations participating in the value-based care environment are in need of strong, secure data pipelines that can help them communicate across disparate health systems to coordinate and streamline patient care. As providers build out the infrastructure required to support meaningful health information exchange, they are keeping their eyes on the ultimate goal of complete...

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Adoption Grows for Software Apps

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Organizations continue to adapt their IT infrastructure to accommodate healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) as IT systems become more complex and data sets become more robust. IDC predicts that spending on cognitive and AI technologies will triple by 2022 at CAGR of 37 percent. “The market for AI continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said David Schubmehl, research...

Using IPaaS for Healthcare Data Integration, Cloud Migration

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Organizations struggle with healthcare data integration as they go through digital transformations. Integrating applications with legacy infrastructure tools can be difficult to manage, but an integration platform-as-a-service (IPaaS) can help streamline the process to help organizations build a future-proof integration strategy. By 2021, IPaaS is expected to make up the largest...

Adopting a Cloud-First Approach to Healthcare Data Integration

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As healthcare organizations look toward a future of seamless healthcare data integration, they are facing the difficult task of managing legacy systems and connecting disparate data siloes created by aging infrastructure. Poor integration capabilities can make acquiring new digital tools a difficult undertaking, says John Reeves, Healthcare Solutions Evangelist at Dell Boomi, and...

MEDITECH Launches Healthcare App Development Environment

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MEDITECH announced Sept. 18 the release of its healthcare app development environment MEDITECH Greenfield. The platform will enable organizations to develop applications that will be interoperable with the MEDITECH EHR. Greenfield is supported by RESTful application programming interfaces (APIs) including FHIR and can be used by MEDITECH EHR customers to build custom applications for...

Selecting Healthcare App Development Tools for Integration

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Integrating applications with EHRs is one of the most challenging parts of the healthcare app development process. Applications that can’t access all the information they need from different programs and tools can potentially hinder clinician workflow, making the vital information unavailable or hard to access. Adopting tools like backend-as-a-service (BaaS) and low-code app...

Legacy Hardware Threatens HIT Infrastructure Security

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Healthcare organizations are facing a “perfect storm” when it comes to HIT infrastructure security, ERI Co-Founder and Executive Chairman John Shegerian said in a report. The growth in hardware hacking puts patient data at risk for providers that host their datacenters on-premises and healthcare data hosted in off-premises facilities. “With the massive increases in...

FUJIFILM Partners with American College of Radiology for PACS

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FUJIFILM Medical Systems is extending its partnership with the American College of Radiology to provide the healthcare organization with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) to help educate its students. “We value our continued partnership with ACR. We believe when radiologists and imaging professionals are actively trained and educated using industry leading...

Hurricane Season Threatens Healthcare Disaster Recovery Plans

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Nearly 50 percent of healthcare organizations have doubts in their disaster recovery solutions as hurricane season begins to threaten the US, according to a DrFirst survey. Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall on the East Coast and many healthcare organizations may be unable to access digital tools or communicate information effectively. Lack of disaster recovery planning for...

Planning, Testing Lead to Successful HIT Backup and Disaster Recovery

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In a recent blog post, ONC officials emphasized the importance of planning when it comes to HIT backup and disaster recovery. “Unfortunately, the reality that an organization’s health IT systems will become unavailable or compromised is a matter of when, not if,” explained blog post authors Andrew Gettinger, M.D., and Justin Cross, M.D. “In some cases this...

Clinical Applications, IoT Drive Growth of Healthcare Cloud

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The healthcare cloud computing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent through 2023, according the a new Markets and Markets report. The predicted growth includes applications such as EHRs, picture archive communication systems (PACS), and vendor neutral archives (VNAs), as well as services like software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). Deployments...

Understanding Healthcare Multicloud Challenges, Requirements

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Organizations are seeking ways to add flexibility to the ways they store and retrieve data. Healthcare multicloud can be a solution for organizations looking to add more cloud scalability to their IT infrastructure. Ninety percent of enterprise organizations plan to utilize multiple clouds as part of their IT infrastructure over the next several years, according to IDC...

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