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Healthcare Blockchain Is Poised to Transform Patient Care

November 16, 2018 - Healthcare blockchain technology has the potential to transform patient care, observed Bill Frist, a heart and lung transplant surgeon, former Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of the health service investment firm Cressey & Company.   Blockchain will be able to break down EHR silos, simplify revenue cycle reconciliation and healthcare supply...


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Majority of Healthcare CIOs Lack Strong Trust in Data Integrity

by Fred Donovan

More than half of healthcare CIOs lack strong trust in their data integrity, but three-quarters of healthcare organizations plan to invest in improving their data integrity, according to a survey of 85 healthcare CIOs and other senior...

Hospital Executives Want Customized Integrated Health Systems

by Fred Donovan

In response to an increase in hospitals’ acquisition of medical practices, more than one-third of hospital system executives said they want customized integrated health systems including practice management (PM), revenue cycle...

EHR Integration Among Top Health IT Infrastructure Priorities

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The foundational technologies that make up health IT infrastructure are critical to supporting telehealth, patient engagement, population health management, and value-based care. According CHIME’s Healthcare’s Most Wired:...

Blockchain in Healthcare Could Be “Game Changer” for EHR Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain in healthcare is a potential game changer for the way providers exchange data. However, understanding the potential of blockchain and how to realistically implement it are not always clear. According to a recent Deloitte...

Lack of Use-Cases Delay Healthcare Blockchain Implementation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is growing, but with the technology being so new, organizations should be aware of what obstacles may hinder blockchain adoption before adding the technology to their health IT infrastructure strategy. Blockchain is...

MEDITECH Launches Healthcare App Development Environment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

MEDITECH announced Sept. 18 the release of its healthcare app development environment MEDITECH Greenfield. The platform will enable organizations to develop applications that will be interoperable with the MEDITECH EHR. Greenfield is...

Selecting Healthcare App Development Tools for Integration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Integrating applications with EHRs is one of the most challenging parts of the healthcare app development process. Applications that can’t access all the information they need from different programs and tools can potentially hinder...

Clinical Applications, IoT Drive Growth of Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare cloud computing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent through 2023, according the a new Markets and Markets report. The predicted growth includes applications such as EHRs, picture archive communication systems...

How Edge Computing Enhances Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are adding more digital tools and trying to process growing amounts of data more quickly to meet enterprise demands. Many organizations have looked to the cloud for the best solution for democratizing data access...

How Will Amazon, Google, Microsoft Impact EHR Interoperability, FHIR?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Earlier this month Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce announced their intent to jointly commit “to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those that are...

ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum Focuses on FHIR API, Faxes

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum, held this week in Washington, DC, focused on the future of the FHIR API in the healthcare space and the continued use of faxes to exchange health records. The Fast Healthcare Interoperability...

Considerations for Choosing Public or Private Cloud-based EHRs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are moving different IT infrastructure applications to the cloud. Cloud-based EHRs in particular are examples of applications that are migrating the cloud. There are several reasons why organizations choose to...

Adopting a Proactive Approach to HIT Interoperability Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations have long suffered from interoperability challenges since adopting digitized IT infrastructure. Tackling interoperability across an organization’s entire infrastructure can prove overwhelming to executives...

Major Vendors Continue Investing in Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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