Real-Time Data Sharing Supports Improved Patient Care

June 13, 2017 - Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) and Image Steam Medical announced their joint virtual presence solution, MedPresence, which allows clinicians to virtually collaborate using real-time data sharing. The tool connects clinicians working together locally or around the world by connecting them virtually. MedPresence gives patients access to specialized care teams that they would normally...

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Hyperledger Adds First Health IT Member to Blockchain Research

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Hyperledger announced the first health IT company to join its collaborative blockchain project. Change Healthcare joined as a Premier Member and will work with other Hyperledger project members to help develop healthcare blockchain technology....

Using Real-Time Analytics to Overcome Interoperability Issues

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by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM Watson Health announced that it will adopt SNOMED CT (clinical terms) for use in Watson Health solutions in an attempt to standardize Watson deployments for healthcare organizations worldwide. SNOMED CT is an international standard for clinical...

Healthcare API Management Solutions Grow with Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The application programming interface (API) management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 34 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a recent Markets and Markets report. Report authors stated that the main forces driving API management market...

IBM Launches Enterprise IT Infrastructure Blockchain Solution

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IBM announced the release of IBM Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. The new blockchain service is based on IMB LinuxONE, and will enable developers to build...

DRaaS Critical to Recovering HIT Infrastructure Downtime

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Better Patient Care Helps Advance Health IT Infrastructure

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