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Investment Needed in Health IT Infrastructure for VA EHR Program

February 6, 2019 - Aging healthcare IT infrastructure at VA facilities requires more investment in preparation for deployment of new VA EHR platform, VA General Counsel and Acting Deputy Secretary James Byrne told a Senate panel on Tuesday. After reviewing the final Current State of Review in preparation for deployment of the Cerner EHR platform, the VA determined that additional investment will be...


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Some Rural Hospitals Lack Health IT Infrastructure for CMS PIP

by Fred Donovan

In its recently released Rural Report, the American Hospital Association (AHA) cautions that some rural hospitals lack the health IT infrastructure required to meet the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program (PIP), formerly called the...

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...

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...

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...

Healthcare Natural Language Processing Expects Steady Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare natural language processing (NLP) is expected to grow significantly over the next several years as organizations continue to adopt more advanced health IT infrastructure solutions, according to a recent report. A Transparency...

Health IT Infrastructure Sees Growth in Cognitive Computing

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations explore the future of big data analytics, cognitive computing presents a viable addition to health IT infrastructure to assist organizations in processing the structured and unstructured data collected from...

Seacoast Health Implements New Medical Device Integration Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Southcoast Health has improved their health IT infrastrastructure by deploying Excel Medical’s BedComm platform to facilitate medical device data integration between the organization’s operating anesthesia monitors to its Epic...

Value-Based Care Revives Interest in Healthcare ERPs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations have shown a renewed interest in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems as value-based care initiatives become a priority for C-level executives. According to a survey conducted by Black Book Market Research,...

Dell EMC Releases ECM Platform for Virtual IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dell EMC has announced their latest version of their enterprise content management platform, Documentum 7.3. Dell EMC’s latest platform aims to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by creating easier delivery and deployment of...

Epic Names VMware RDS Hosted Applications a Target Platform

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

VMware announced their RDS hosted applications are included in the Epic 2015 Target Platform list. Epic’s Target Platform List assists healthcare organizations in selecting validated architectures and platforms for the delivery of...

NETSCOUT to Support HL7 Health IT Standards with nGeniusONE

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

NETSCOUT announced their support of HL7 health IT standards in an effort to provide health data interoperability between different health IT systems. Its nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform now provides proactive monitoring and...

Cost Proves Biggest Benefit, Challenge for Virtualization

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Enterprise IT departments are using virtualization to consolidate servers, increase provisioning time, and provide infrastructure for developers to build and deploy applications, according to a recent survey conducted by Red Hat. Red Hat...

40% of Hospitals Spend More on Cloud, Health IT Infrastructure

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health IT infrastructure budgets are growing, declares a report by IDC Health Insights, and healthcare providers are aiming high with cloud-based big data analytics technologies and software-as-a-service tools that will enable them to meet...

Top Considerations for Choosing a Cloud EHR Infrastructure

by Jennifer Bresnick

More and more healthcare organizations have their heads in the clouds these days as they take advantage of what externally-hosted EHR technology has to offer.  From lower subscription-based prices instead of up-front implementation...

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