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Cloud Computing in Healthcare

Preparation Key to Future Health IT Infrastructure Success

November 22, 2017 - Organizations are in the midst of health IT infrastructure digital transformation. Advanced technologies have a large role to play in the future of healthcare, but organizations must evaluate how risky emerging technology is against what their legacy infrastructure can still provide. Digital transformation is necessary but not every healthcare organization is prepared or “digitally literate”...


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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...

Navigating the Benefits, Challenges of Healthcare Hybrid Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adopting more digital tools into their health IT infrastructures, which calls for a more flexible IT environment. Entities are looking to have the security and access of on-premises data centers while benefiting from the flexibility...

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...

UPMC Embraces Advanced Health IT Infrastructure with New Hospitals

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) announced its plans to over-haul it’s health IT infrastructure by investing $2 billion to digitally transform its environment across UPMC’s many locations. UPMC intends to become the...

Healthcare IaaS Solutions Cut Back on IT Infrastructure Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

More healthcare organizations want increased flexibility from their IT infrastructure and are looking to adopt healthcare IaaS solutions to move parts of their environment to the cloud. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is different from...

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....

Healthcare SaaS Applications Reduce Cost, Improve Flexibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare SaaS applications are becoming more common as organizations migrate parts of their infrastructure to digitize their IT environment. However, not all cloud-based infrastructure is the right fit for all applications. Organizations need...

Edge, Fog Computing Contribute to IoT, Data Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and analytics solutions put a lot of strain on siloed health IT infrastructure as more computing power is needed. As a result, edge computing and fog computing are becoming ways for entities...

Cray Supercomputers, Microsoft Azure Aid Healthcare Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft and Cray announced that Cray supercomputing systems will now be supported in Microsoft Azure datacenters. Users can now run heavy workloads such as advanced healthcare analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in their Microsoft Azure...

Open Source Tools Provide Control Over HIT Multi-Cloud Environments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Healthcare Cloud-Based VDI Adoption Reduces Infrastructure Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Barracuda, AWS Release Public Cloud Data Replication Tool

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Barracuda announced the expansion of its data protection solutions by adding public cloud data replication to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for backup and disaster recovery. Organizations currently using Barracuda Backup now have the ability to replicate...

C-Level Executives Fear Missing Healthcare Cloud Innovations

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A recent report released by Commvault revealed that 81 percent of C-level executives are concerned that their organization is not adopting new cloud technologies quickly enough, and even fear missing out on cloud advancements. The report’s...

Understanding Healthcare Private Cloud vs Hosted Private Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are rapidly adopting the cloud as its flexibility continues to prove its worth against the influx of clinical data and as cloud security measures improve. Many entities are more interested in a healthcare private cloud deployment...

Cloud Deployments Require Data Center Networking Adjustment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare data centers are experiencing changes as digitized IT infrastructure calls for flexible and agile data center networking solutions. Traditionally, organizations use a scalable LAN to connect all the equipment in their data center....

Healthcare Cloud Budgets Grow as HIT Infrastructure Need Rises

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations plan to increase healthcare cloud spending over the next several years as highly scalable health IT infrastructure continues to be in demand. A recent survey conducted by Clutch polled nearly 300 IT professionals across all major...

Cloudera Releases Open Sourced, Machine Learning Platform

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cloudera announced the general availability of the Cloudera Data Science Workbench platform for self-service data analytics using open source technologies and machine learning. The platform operates directly in the web browser with Python, R,...

Healthcare Cloud Data Migration Challenges Organizations

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare cloud data migration challenges most organizations that are upgrading their IT infrastructure to include more advanced solutions. As health IT infrastructure technology continues to evolve, clinical data is outliving the devices and...

Rack Servers Assist Flexible HIT Infrastructure Datacenters

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are often faced with deciding on how to successfully deploy their datacenters as new HIT infrastructure solutions demand more flexible and scalable environments. Many organizations are moving toward cloud storage for...

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