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Making Growing Healthcare Data Lakes Actionable for Providers

June 13, 2018 - 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 resolve storage and analytics challenges to use the data collected in data lakes. A data lake is a centralized repository that stores structured and unstructured...


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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 technologies...

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 storage...

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 nearly...

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 needs...

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 overall...

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 the technology...

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 the...

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 the healthcare...

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 is...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Shape Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has the potential to dramatically change the industry. AI can impact how patients are treated and cared for and can affect cybersecurity and analytics. Although the technology is still in its infancy...

Providers Demand Interoperability, Security from PACS Vendors

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are collecting, storing and analyzing more medical images than ever. This makes digital imaging networks such as picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) critical to health IT infrastructure. Entities are taking...

Using All-Flash Deployments for Health IT Infrastructure in 2018

by Bill Kleyman

I’m really excited to touch on this topic. Not just because we’ve been doing all sorts of converged infrastructure and all-flash deployments, but because of the massive benefits we’ve seen impacting various types of organizations....

Strategies for Improving On-Premises Healthcare Storage Solutions

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Making the most out of on-premises servers is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare storage today. Organizations need to develop strategies and find tools and solutions to make sure server space is not being wasted. Servers are expensive...

How Virtualization Supports Healthcare Data Storage Needs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Entities need to consider how to best address future healthcare data storage needs as the amount of data collected by digital devices continues to grow exponentially. Organizations have several options including public and private cloud storage....

Why Orgs Should Consider Healthcare Storage Tools for AI, Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Artificial intelligence (AI) for data analytics demands IT infrastructure tools that will support the computing power those tools require. AI also involves large amounts of data being collected, which is why organizations must consider necessary...

What is the IoT Impact on Healthcare Data Storage, Analytics?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adding more Internet of Things (IoT) devices to their network, which strains their infrastructure. IoT devices are constantly collecting data, causing entities to rethink their healthcare data storage and how to make IoT data...

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 administrators...

How to Choose a Vendor Neutral Archive for Medical Imaging

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Vendor neutral archives (VNAs) are critical to health IT infrastructure as meaningful use and value-based care make it more important for clinicians to easily view medical images. Using picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) is the...

Healthcare Object Storage Supports Growing Unstructured Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Entities are looking into object storage as a way to store massive amounts of data on-premises, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report. For healthcare specifically, organizations are seeking healthcare object storage to help...

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