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What are Benefits of Healthcare Application Backend as a Service?

November 20, 2017 - Healthcare applications are in high demand as organizations seek to provide clinicians with tools to give them more mobility and flexibility when treating patients. Backend as a Service (Baas) is one of the ways entities can build healthcare applications quickly and integrate them into their IT infrastructure. The high demand for these apps means that organizations need to evaluate their resources...


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Interoperability, Virtualization Vital to HIT Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry has seen significant growth in HIT infrastructure technology far beyond the initial implementation of EHRs. As technology evolves entities are digitizing their tools to provide improved workflow and better patient care....

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 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...

Healthcare Blockchain Puts Patients in Control of EHRs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are exploring the possibilities of healthcare blockchain to more securely exchange data and help solve interoperability issues among disparate EHR systems. More vendors are developing solutions for blockchain in healthcare as more...

Interest in Healthcare Blockchain Increases for Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are increasingly aware of healthcare blockchain and are actively looking into deploying the technology, according to a recent Black Book Survey. Researchers polled 88 healthcare payers and 276 providers, technology executives,...

UC San Diego Begins Cloud Infrastructure Migration with Epic EHR

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations continue to move to the cloud as they seek more flexibility for their IT infrastructure environment. UC San Diego Health recently moved their EHR to an Epic-hosted cloud environment to shift away from their traditional...

HIT Outsourcing Remains Significant Despite Recent Dissatisfaction

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A new Black Book survey highlights the benefits of HIT outsourcing for infrastructure solutions rather than hosting, monitoring, and maintaining them on-premises. Healthcare organizations are looking to cloud-based, as-a-service infrastructure...

Lack of EHR Interoperability Standards Challenges Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A lack of standardization and control over file sharing continues to make EHR interoperability a significant challenge for healthcare organizations, according to Nebraska Medicine Vice President of IT Brian Lancaster. “As an industry, it's...

Change Healthcare Releases Healthcare Blockchain Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Change Healthcare announced the launch of its healthcare blockchain solution to help payers and providers increase their revenue cycle efficiency. The tool will support blockchain transactions by the end of this year. Change Healthcare released...

Why Blockchain May Not Be the Solution to EHR Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain is causing a stir in healthcare as organizations look to the technology to solve the EHR interoperability and data security issues that have plagued the industry for many years. The potential for healthcare blockchain has been widely...

Open Source Collaboration Key to Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Interest in healthcare blockchain continues to grow as organizations realize the potential data sharing advantages. Blockchain is not currently used in healthcare, but open source projects, such as Hyperledger, are working to develop blockchain...

Healthcare Wireless Networks Support Health IT Initiatives

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations rely heavily on healthcare wireless networks to support the workflow and patient care resulting from advanced health IT infrastructure. The healthcare sector is suffering because of the constant support required from the government...

Healthcare Blockchain Frameworks Emerge as Demand Rises

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced the release of its Coco Framework to reduce the complexity of operational and security needs present in many healthcare blockchain implementations. The framework aims to provide organizations with a steady guide on how to...

Amazon Secret Healthcare IT Tech Team Focuses on EHRs, Alexa

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Amazon has started a secret skunkworks lab dedicated to healthcare IT to improve upon EHRs, telemedicine, and other upcoming health IT infrastructure opportunities. Amazon has named its health IT team 1492, and it is based out of Seattle Washington,...

Healthcare Cloud Addresses Specific HIT Infrastructure Needs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are digitizing their HIT infrastructures and most are looking to the healthcare cloud to improve their flexibility and scalability in the face of more advanced technology. Forrester Research recently released its latest Wave report...

EHR Interoperability Transformations Affect HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Surescripts announced the addition of 14 new health systems to its National Record Locator Service (NRLS), which aims to enhance EHR interoperability among disparate healthcare systems. The new health systems include Allegheny Health Network...

Advanced HIT Infrastructure Could Solve EHR Dissatisfaction

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Electronic health records (EHRs) are a reality for healthcare organizations, but many clinicians express dissatisfaction with how their EHRs perform. Several advances HIT infrastructure solutions may be able to help solve clinician EHR dissatisfaction....

Healthcare Cloud IT Infrastructure Grows as Data Demands Rise

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare cloud IT infrastructure is growing as organizations digitize their infrastructure and migrate tools and data to the cloud. A recent IDC research report found that cloud IT infrastructure grew significantly in the first part of 2017...

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