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Health System Consolidation, Mergers Impact PACS Vendor Selection

October 12, 2018 - Healthcare organizations are looking to standardize and consolidate their picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) as health systems continue to merge and grow, according to a recent KLAS report. PACS provide storage and convenient access to medical images such as ultrasounds, MRIs, CTs, and x-rays. PACS started to become popular during the transition from film images to...


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FUJIFILM Partners with American College of Radiology for PACS

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Hurricane Season Threatens Healthcare Disaster Recovery Plans

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Planning, Testing Lead to Successful HIT Backup and Disaster Recovery

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Data Virtualization Supports Better Access to Clinical Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Data virtualization mobilizes access to clinical health data and organizes clearance parameters, making it beneficial to most healthcare organizations. However, virtualization can also pose challenges for maintaining HIPAA...

Medical Image Management, PACS Adoption Rises in Hospitals

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hospitals and health systems are increasingly adopting medical image management and PACS tools to meet growing demand for infrastructure solutions that can store and process imaging data. As advancements in diagnostic imaging technology...

How to Approach Building a Healthcare Data Lake Roadmap

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Collecting, storing, and using data produced by patients is a major challenge, and organizations often have data they can’t sort through and use efficiently. Healthcare data lakes contain valuable information that can be used to...

Dangers of Legacy Solutions to Health IT Infrastructure Systems

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Legacy systems can be a thorn in the side of health IT infrastructure professionals. Dated systems may still function but can be a huge liability when it comes to security and connectivity. The general attitude of health IT is “if...

Making Growing Healthcare Data Lakes Actionable for Providers

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are challenged by constantly increasing amounts of health data as more connected and digital devices contribute data. The rate at which the data is growing is also causing healthcare data lakes to flood. Organizations need to...

Examining HIT Infrastructure Critical to Advanced Technology Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The progression of advanced healthcare technology leaves organizations eager to adopt solutions and tools that will vastly improve clinician and patient experience. However, organizations can’t adopt these advanced and revolutionary...

Data Demands Call for Increased Healthcare Storage Flexibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The constant increase of data pushes healthcare organizations to reassess their data storage needs. While cloud computing is the fastest way to get more scalability for the consistently increasing amount of data, on-premises healthcare...

Healthcare Data Centers Call For Cloud, Virtualization

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As IT infrastructure technology evolves, organizations are looking to use more advanced tools for their healthcare data centers. A recent Research and Markets report predicted that the data center services market will grow at a CAGR of...

How to Select the Right Healthcare Data Storage Option

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations seeking to bring in new technology to enhance both patient and clinician experiences need to consider their healthcare data storage solutions in order for these tools to be successful. From EHRs to imaging solutions, the...

Healthcare Object Storage Adds Scalability for Increasing Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare data storage continues to be a concern as the amount of data produced by patients, clinicians, and organizations grows exponentially. Sequence data is doubling every seven to nine months as entities add tools to their health IT...

What are HIT Infrastructure Requirements for Healthcare Big Data?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The amount of data produced by healthcare organizations is growing at an exponential rate and entities need to prepare their HIT infrastructure to handle the continued influx of data. Big data has become more prominent in healthcare and it...

Advanced Health IT Infrastructure Tools Reduce Cost

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure is increasingly vital as more aspects of patient care depend on the support of IT infrastructure tools. The pressure of value-based care adds to the importance of investing in IT infrastructure technology to reduce...

Applying Healthcare Blockchain to HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain becomes more of a reality in the healthcare industry, organizations considering adopting the technology in the coming years need to consider how blockchain will impact their HIT infrastructure. Understanding how...

Budget, Cost, Regulations Dictate HIT Infrastructure Upgrades

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Keeping up with advanced technology and evolving user expectations while remaining conscious of budget restraints and ROI is one of the biggest challenges facing HIT infrastructure administrators. Not all healthcare organizations function...

Top HIT Infrastructure Uses for Healthcare Blockchain

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is becoming more of a reality as vendors and entities alike are exploring blockchain options for different parts IT infrastructure. Blockchain is being considered for data storage, interoperability, and security in...

Healthcare Multicloud Supports Unique Cloud Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Most healthcare organizations have at least one cloud environment supporting one or more of their IT infrastructure tools or storing data. Entities are not restricted to one cloud service model or vendor, which is why healthcare multicloud...

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