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Patient Facing Application Considerations for HIT Infrastructure

March 6, 2018 - 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 want...


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Planning Key for Strong Health IT Infrastructure Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Improving data sharing between new and legacy systems is one of the top challenges facing current health IT infrastructure. Organizations need to focus on their system interoperability to successfully integrate new tools into their health IT...

Securing Mobile Medical Apps on Devices Adds Flexibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

More mobile devices are being introduced into health IT infrastructure environments. Organizations must find the right way to manage and monitor different mobile medical apps to ensure reliable and secure connections. Entities need tools to help...

Healthcare Public Cloud Answers Data Storage Demands

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are facing healthcare data storage shortages as the amount of electronic medical data increases and is used in patient care. The healthcare public cloud can be a viable option to cut back on costs and provide much needed scalability....

Edge Computing Essential for 2018 HIT Infrastructure

by Bill Kleyman

As the year winds down, one common theme has kept me busy in the healthcare world. Specifically, we’ve been working with a number of healthcare organizations to help them become more distributed with their IT capabilities. The goal isn’t...

Improving Cloud Health IT Infrastructure for Smart Hospitals

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Many organizations are enhancing their health IT infrastructure with the intention of becoming smart hospitals by embracing digital transformation. Smart hospitals rely on interconnected advanced technology and automation to improve patient care,...

Healthcare Mobile App Usability Demands Efficient Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare mobile apps are becoming more popular as users adjust to the flexibility and easy access mobile tools offer. Mobility can improve workflow and allow clinicians to spend more time engaging patients. Purchasing and producing quality...

Choosing Between Healthcare Public Cloud, Private Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are presented with many choices when seeking out cloud computing technology for their health IT infrastructure. Healthcare public cloud and private cloud are two options entities need to consider. Organizations can deploy a combination...

How to Support a Full Healthcare Application Lifecycle

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

How to Support a Full Healthcare Application Lifecycle Organizations are building more applications as clinicians require more technologically advanced tools to increase their work environment flexibility. Applications development is an ongoing...

Healthcare Edge Computing Supports Increased Data Processing Needs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The more data organizations collect from connected medical, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, and medical monitoring devices, the more difficult it is for them to justify a centralized data repository for all healthcare data. Healthcare edge...

Healthcare PaaS Applications Allow Custom Development, Control

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The current explosion of medical applications pushes organizations to plan for how they will develop and deploy digital tools. Healthcare PaaS applications give entities a reliable and secure platform on which to develop compliant applications....

Why Organizations Require WiFi Upgrades for Healthcare IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Healthcare Virtual Reality Potential Grows for Therapy, Surgery

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

How Kubernetes 1.8 Can Improve HIT Security and Workload Support

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

HIT Outsourcing Remains Significant Despite Recent Dissatisfaction

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Kubernetes Supports Container Management for HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

How No-Code App Development Platforms Aid Healthcare Industry

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Quick Base announced its successful completion of a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 examination and achieved HIPAA compliance via an independent audit. The organization’s no-code app development platform can now be used by healthcare...

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