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Major Vendors Continue Investing in Health IT Infrastructure

July 13, 2018 - Consumer and health IT infrastructure technology are blurring together as Google, Amazon, and Apple are making significant leaps into the health IT space. Healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and introducing more connected devices and innovative applications into their health IT infrastructures. This growth in healthcare technologies has piqued the interest of...


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Walmart Patents Healthcare Blockchain, EHR for First Responders

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Walmart announced that it has been awarded a patent that will store customers EHRs on a healthcare blockchain that can be accessed via a wearable device. This patent is another example of large corporations seeing the value of medical technology...

ONC Promotes Open APIs to Solve Interoperability Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Interoperability remains one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations today. Despite the advancements providers are making through digital transformation and (application programming interfaces (APIs), many clinicians and patients...

Understanding the HIT Infrastructure Role in Value-Based Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As value-based care continues to drive providers to cut back on medical costs, organizations need to understand how significant advanced and innovative HIT infrastructure tools are to reducing overall care costs. One of the biggest tenants of...

How to Approach Healthcare Blockchain Vendor Selection

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain is one of the most prominent buzzwords in health IT, but figuring out which vendors are experienced and healthcare oriented can be challenging when first looking into the technology. Knowing what to look for and what questions to ask...

Healthcare Middleware Bridges New and Legacy HIT Solutions

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Provider organizations tend to hang on to legacy IT infrastructure longer than other business verticals because of budget and compliance restrictions. Healthcare middleware is a vital piece of HIT infrastructure that can help bridge the gaps...

Healthcare Open Source Projects Speed Up Technology Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are currently faced with an onslaught of advancing HIT infrastructure technology that needs to be developed to meet each organization’s unique needs. Healthcare open source projects are essential to developing and deploying...

Staff Experience, Standards Impact Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is creating a lot of industry buzz and several solutions have been released this year. Blockchain development and implementation are quickly gaining momentum, but the technology may not be a standard part of health IT infrastructure...

Hospital Information Systems Help Organize Tools and Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are constantly adding solutions to their IT infrastructure to keep up with the latest technology developments. Adding more solutions to HIT infrastructure makes it hard to keep track of each tool and the information it...

Understanding Implications of Healthcare Blockchain

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As organizations continue to consider healthcare blockchain it’s important to understand what the technology can realistically do and what the technology might not be capable of doing. Blockchain is a heavily used buzzword for cryptocurrency...

Healthcare Blockchain Improves EHRs, Business Process Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain continues to grow, more vendors are releasing tools featuring the technology. Most recently, Alternate Healthcare and Appian with Luxoft have released blockchain tools for the healthcare industry. Alternate Health announced...

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...

Patient Facing Application Considerations for HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Patients are growing accustomed to using their personal devices to interact with service providers and retailers in their everyday lives. As consumers, patients can easily use their smartphones to make purchases and consult online catalogues....

New Google HIT Infrastructure Collaborations Aid Population Health

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure is a challenge to IT vendors, but many major vendors can’t afford to lose out on the healthcare market. This prompts these companies to invest in health IT startups to absorb innovative technology to advance their...

What Are the Top Healthcare Blockchain Growing Pains?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expected to gain even more interest over the next year as implementations of the technology become a reality. However, understanding the point of the technology and its important aspects is critical to successful deployment....

Health IT Infrastructure Obstacles Stall EHR Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations still struggle with health IT infrastructure interoperability challenges as the entities digitize EHRs and other tools to improve workflow and patient care. Entities are trying to determine the best way to adopt and deploy EHRs...

Healthcare Blockchain Potential Impacts Future HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expected to emerge as a valuable tool to add to health IT infrastructure in 2018. However, healthcare blockchain is still so new that the practical applications of the technology are unclear . The first healthcare blockchain...

Why Integrating Telehealth Video Tools with EHRs Streamlines Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Telehealth adoption rates are growing and organizations continue to add technology to their telehealth programs. This increases the need for telehealth video tools that are HIPAA compliant and easy to use. Video conferencing is a large part of...

First Healthcare Blockchain Claims Management Solution Released

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Change Healthcare announced the general availability of its healthcare blockchain solution for claims management to deliver transparent claim lifecycles. The new healthcare blockchain release aims to introduce blockchain into the healthcare industry...

2018 Likely to Determine Success of Blockchain in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

There was significant growth in blockchain in healthcare this year as the healthcare industry continues to seek out ways to end interoperability issues that have plagued the industry for years. Hyperledger released a blog post looking back on...

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