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UPMC’s Cloud-Based OS Boosts Healthcare Interoperability

March 14, 2019 - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is investing in a cloud-based healthcare operating system (hcOS) to improve healthcare interoperability and break down data silos.   The downloadable operating system is designed to make it easy for app developers to build software solutions that access clinical data and clinical systems. “The IT problem we are trying to...


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Healthcare Sector Is Fastest Growing for SIP Trunking Services

by Fred Donovan

The healthcare sector is expected to be the fastest growing market in terms of adoption of SIP trunking services, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking provides communications services...

Hackensack Meridian Health Unveils 2 Healthcare Cloud Deals

by Fred Donovan

Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest healthcare network in New Jersey, announced two healthcare cloud deals this week, one with Google and other with Microsoft. Using the Google Cloud, Hackensack Meridian Health said it will be...

More Healthcare Organizations To Adopt Hybrid Cloud Computing

by Fred Donovan

The healthcare industry is increasingly adopting hybrid cloud models, according to a survey of more than 2,300 IT decision makers by VansonBourne on behalf of cloud provider Nutanix. Hybrid cloud deployment by healthcare providers is...

Microsoft Azure Launches Healthcare API for FHIR Standard

by Fred Donovan

Microsoft Azure has launched a healthcare API for the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, which will enable health system interoperability and sharing data in the cloud. The FHIR API and data store allows...

Health IT Infrastructure Investment Key to NHS Long-Term Plan

by Fred Donovan

UK National Health Service (NHS) plans to invest a substantial amount of money in upgrading its health IT infrastructure to make digital health services a mainstream part of the NHS in the next five years, according to its long-term...

3M’s M*Modal Acquisition Set to Capitalize on Healthcare Cloud Growth

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare cloud computing is expected to continue its strong growth in 2019, as organization move more sensitive data to the cloud. To capitalize on this growth, 3M recently announced plans to acquire M*Modal’s cloud-based...

Outdated Healthcare IT Infrastructure Can Weigh Down Organizations

by Fred Donovan

The healthcare industry has missed two technology change cycles, so many organizations are burdened with a lot of legacy healthcare IT infrastructure. That is the judgment of Bob Renner, CEO of cloud-based data management firm Liaison...

Major Tech Firms Partner to Boost Healthcare IT Interoperability

by Fred Donovan

Major tech companies, like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, are increasingly partnering with health IT vendors to remove barriers to healthcare IT interoperability. In a letter released recently by ITI, these companies, along with IBM,...

Healthcare Cloud Computing Market to See 22% CAGR Through 2022

by Fred Donovan

The global healthcare cloud computing market is forecast by Technavio to increase at a CAGR of 22 percent, growing by $16.4 billion from 2017 to 2022. Technavio said that growth in cloud-assisted medical collaborations is one of the key...

What Does Potential VMware, Dell Merger Mean for Healthcare Cloud?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

VMware is poised to buy Dell in a reverse merger in response to the growing demand of cloud-based enterprise IT infrastructure. Dell and VMware both have their hands in healthcare IT, so what could this potential merger mean for health IT...

Smart Device Growth Strains Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The more devices organizations add to their health IT infrastructure, the more entities need the devices to have smart capabilities. Internet of Things (IoT) and other smart devices need some form of automation or cognitive computing, so...

Top 5 Health IT Infrastructure Trends to Watch in 2018

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

2018 is poised to be an exciting and innovative year for health IT infrastructure as organizations seek to digitally expand their environments to increase workflows and improve patient care. The major digital themes of 2017 will continue...

Orgs Control the Cloud with Healthcare Infrastructure-as-a-Service

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is becoming more popular as organizations see the value in hosting and managing their own IT infrastructure tools and systems. IaaS includes hardware and software components, giving...

Preparation Key to Future Health IT Infrastructure Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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