HITInfrastructure

Cloud Computing in Healthcare

Identity Governance and Admin Protects HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant report that highlights the need for identity governance and administration (IGA), which is especially significant to HIT infrastructure when organizations have multiple information systems and a growing...

Oracle, Ivanti Announce New Data Integration Cloud Services

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Oracle announced the expansion of its cloud platform’s integration offering with Oracle Data Integrator Cloud. The new service aims to simplify and accelerate cross-enterprise data integration to support real-time analytics. Oracle released...

Peak 10, Concerto Achieve HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cloud vendors are becoming more healthcare oriented with th Peak 10 and Concerto as the latest examples of IT companies announcing renewed HIPAA-compliant solutions.  Peak 10 announced its newly acquired Privacy Shield certification, which...

DRaaS, Storage Among Top Growing Health IT Cloud Adoptions

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

New market projections foresee a growth in cloud computing adoption over the next few years, especially in the areas of storage and disaster recovery.  First, a Research and Markets report on enterprise cloud growth across major industries...

New AWS Collaborations Ease Health IT Cloud Storage Options

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is increasing storage and cloud migration options by collaborating with Qualcomm and Actifio to produce more tailored solutions for organizations looking to improve their IT infrastructure environment.  Qualcomm...

What’s the Difference Between Cloud, Virtualization in Healthcare?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

While the terms are often used interchangeably, cloud and virtualization are not the same technology. It’s important for healthcare organizations who are looking to virtualize or move parts of their health IT infrastructure to the cloud...

Cost, Flexibility Increase Virtualization’s Health IT Appeal

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtualization continues to appeal to healthcare IT decision makers looking to cut back on infrastructure costs for hardware, software, and even staff. Virtualization is the abstraction of IT resources that masks the physical nature and boundaries...

Boston Children’s, GE Develop on Smart Imaging Technology

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Boston Children’s Hospital and GE Healthcare announced a collaboration to develop improved brain scan technology for better and more accurate diagnosis and to provide real-time contextual information for radiologists. Using GE Health Cloud...

Identifying IaaS Improvements for Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations looking to advance their IT infrastructure with cloud technology are considering infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) options, but IT decision-makers must first identify their infrastructure needs and the potential...

Increased Cloud Demands Call for Health IT WAN Evolution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wide area networks (WAN) connect clinicians and other medical professionals to their organization’s data center to retrieve documents and records needed to perform their jobs. As technology continues to advance in the healthcare industry,...

DRaaS Solution Market Growth Assists Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Traditional disaster recovery solutions are falling by the wayside as cloud-based disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) solutions are expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next several years. Healthcare organizations looking to shed...

Healthcare IT Budgets Restrict On-Premise Server Deployments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Deciding on a cloud or on-premise solution is a challenge for any healthcare organization, especially when it comes to EHR solutions and data storage. Many factors such as security, control, connectivity, scalability, and cost determine which...

Dell EMC Releases ECM Platform for Virtual IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dell EMC has announced their latest version of their enterprise content management platform, Documentum 7.3. Dell EMC’s latest platform aims to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by creating easier delivery and deployment of new applications...

IT Infrastructure Skill Shortage a Challenge for IT Leaders

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As IT infrastructure continues to grow, the demand for qualified and experienced IT staff continues to be a major challenge for CIOs.  That’s another major takeaway from a recent Harvey Nash survey of more than 3,000 CIOs and IT professionals...

AWS Eases Health IT Cloud Server Migration with New Tool

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Amazon Web Services (AWS) released their Server Migration Service (SMS) for enterprise cloud migration last week to assist organizations needing to move their existing IT infrastructure to the cloud. AWS Server Migration Service assists organizations...

Management Tools Vital to Continued Health IT Cloud Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Enterprise IT environments are transforming rapidly, but  IT departments are struggling to manage increasingly complex cloud environments, according to a recent survey conducted by 451 Research. The research firm polled 166 US-based enterprise...

VMware, AWS Collaborate on New Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

VMware and Amazon Web Service (AWS) have announced their collaboration on a new hybrid cloud service, VMware Cloud on AWS, available for enterprise deployment mid-2017. According to the official press release, “AWS will be VMware’s...

Lower Costs a Promising Sign for Private Healthcare Cloud?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

New research points to decreasing total cost of ownership for private cloud solutions, perhaps removing a barrier to entry for health IT infrastructure. Research conducted by 451 Research analyzed various cloud options and determined when organizations...

Challenges of HIPAA Compliance in the Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Implementing cloud solutions as part of health IT infrastructure raises questions about HIPAA compliance when making use of cloud computing.  Healthcare cloud based technology functions differently than legacy storage or information sharing...

Will Multi-Cloud Gain Traction in Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare data is no longer limited to on-premise servers as cloud storage continues to gain a firm foothold in the healthcare industry. Cloud storage exists in many forms, but not every cloud storage service option is the right fit for each...

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