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Institutional Investors to Pump $200B More Into Healthcare Infrastructure

December 10, 2018 - Global institutional investors are forecast to increase their investment in healthcare infrastructure by $200 billion over the next five years. For its report, the Octopus Group surveyed more than 100 global institutional investors with a total of $6.8 trillion in assets under management. The institutions said they currently allocated 6.1 percent of their investment portfolio to...


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Outdated Healthcare IT Infrastructure Can Weigh Down Organizations

by Fred Donovan

The healthcare industry has missed two technology change cycles, so many organizations are burdened with a lot of legacy healthcare IT infrastructure. That is the judgment of Bob Renner, CEO of cloud-based data management firm Liaison...

Legacy Infrastructure Inhibits Healthcare Artificial Intelligence

by Fred Donovan

Many organizations are trying to implement healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) projects using traditional infrastructure models, which isn’t working well, observed Pure Storage Global Healthcare Technology Strategy VP Josh...

Healthcare Firms to Spend Average of $32M on Artificial Intelligence

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare organizations surveyed by Optum said they planned to invest an average of $32.4 million over the next five years on artificial intelligence. A full 91 percent of 500 US healthcare leaders said they expect to see a return on...

Fear of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Can Delay Benefits

by Fred Donovan

There is a fear of artificial intelligence in healthcare that needs to be managed so that the healthcare industry can take advantage of AI benefits for patients, said Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies. Abramoff, who is...

Avanade, Citrix Integrate Microsoft Azure and VDI Environments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Avanade announced the latest initiative in its strategic partnership with Citrix focused on assisting clients taking a cloud-first approach to building digital workspaces for end-users. The latest initiative will use Avanade’s...

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...

AWS Eases Health IT Cloud Server Migration with New Tool

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Amazon Web Services (AWS) released their Server Migration Service (SMS) for enterprise cloud migration last week to assist organizations needing to move their existing IT infrastructure to the cloud. AWS Server Migration Service assists...

New Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Appliances Simplify Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dell EMC announced the expansion of their converged systems portfolio by integrating their PowerEdge servers into VxRail Appliances and VxRack System 1000 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). Dell EMC appears to be heeding the demand for...

How Hadoop Supports Healthcare Data Analytics Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations looking to embrace data analytics for improved patient care may want to consider Hadoop as a solution for their healthcare data infrastructure. Hadoop is an open-source distributed data storage and analytics application....

Healthcare Cloud Migration Challenges, Strategies for Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Migrating data from one storage type to another is no small task for healthcare organizations. Choosing a new storage method or upgrading an existing one involves moving all existing data from one location (physical or digital) to...

Projected Lab Growth to Impact Health Data Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

Clinical laboratories are expected to play a larger role in the health data infrastructure of hospitals in their ongoing push to reduce length of stays. In a global market for lab services projected to reach $102 billion by the end of this...

Task Force to Add Health IT Interoperability ‘Exemplars’

by Frank Irving

The Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC)’s task force on addressing barriers to healthcare interoperability met on Oct. 9 to review the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, which was released in final form last week by the...

5 Health Data Infrastructure Hurdles for Precision Medicine

by Frank Irving

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hopes to enroll 1 million volunteers in a Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) study over the next three to four years. In order reach its goals for maximizing effectiveness of disease treatment...

Senate Committee Spotlights Patient-Generated Health Data

by Frank Irving

Patient-generated health data and the infrastructure required to support its use will be core topics this week on Capitol Hill. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will meet on Sept. 16 to hear...

Health Data Infrastructure Required for Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Without well-developed and -managed health data infrastructure data to move efficiently and securely between healthcare organizations, providers, and patients and realize the far-reaching benefits of health IT interoperability. This was...

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