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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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US Gov’t Report Says Health IT Infrastructure Impedes Competition

by Fred Donovan

Health IT infrastructure often facilitates anticompetitive practices in healthcare, such as blocking clinical information exchange between providers or not supporting regional information sharing, according to a report released this...

Aetna, Ascension Sign On To Healthcare Blockchain Alliance

by Fred Donovan

Aetna, a health insurance subsidiary of CVS Health, and Ascension, a St. Louis-based nonprofit health system, have agreed to join the Synaptic Health Alliance, a healthcare blockchain group formed to apply blockchain technology to...

Implementing 21st Century Cures Act Preoccupies ONC’s Work

by Fred Donovan

The work of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is dominated by implementing the 21st Century Cures Act, particularly in the areas of reducing provider burden and promoting health IT...

HHS Aims to Reduce Burden of Cumbersome Health IT Infrastructure

by Fred Donovan

HHS has issued a draft strategy designed to reduce administrative and regulatory burdens, which can make health IT infrastructure, such as electronic health records (EHR), cumbersome to use. Administrative and regulatory requirements...

Healthcare CIOs’ Power over IT Purchasing Decisions in Free Fall

by Fred Donovan

The power of healthcare CIOs over the IT purchasing decisions of their organizations has virtually evaporated, according to a newly released survey by Black Book Research. Three years ago, healthcare CIOs controlled 71 percent of IT...

Healthcare Blockchain Could Solve Industry’s Biggest Problems

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare blockchain could solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare, such as compliance, interoperability, and data security issues, according to a recent study by CB Insights. The report looked at healthcare blockchain use...

Outdated Healthcare IT Infrastructure Can Weigh Down Organizations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...

HIMSS Analytics Establishes New Infrastructure Adoption Model

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIMSS Analytics announced its new infrastructure adoption model, INFRAM, to measure the technical infrastructure used in health systems. This framework will help organizations identify benchmarks it needs to reach before going live with...

Creating HIT Infrastructure to Support Healthcare Robotics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are introducing robots into their HIT infrastructure to support clinicians, help treat patients, and assist during surgery. However, there is more to healthcare robotics than simply purchasing the machine and letting it do...

Health IT Infrastructure Improves with AMA Collaboration Platform

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The American Medical Association (AMA) launched a new online platform to encourage collaboration between physicians and health tech companies and to further health IT infrastructure digital transformation. The Physician Innovation Network...

Noninvasive Healthcare Tools Support Value-Based Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HeartFlow and GE Healthcare announced their collaboration in increasing the availability of HeartFlow FFRct to assist clinicians in diagnosing patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), using noninvasive healthcare tools. HeartFlow...

Splunk Assists Molina Healthcare with Operational Efficiency

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are implementing new technology into their health IT infrastructure to increase operational efficiency and improve patient care. As IT infrastructures continue to grow, organizations are in need of a solution to be sure that...

Two CA Networks to Form Largest Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) announced midweek plans to combine their networks and become the largest health information exchange in the United States. The newly...

Value-Based Care Needs Purposeful Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health IT interoperability is a key ingredient for achieving success in value-based care, but it is also one that healthcare organizations may fail to comprehend fully. During the opening panel of Xtelligent Media’s Value-Based Care...

WiGig Solutions to Expand Bandwidth of Healthcare Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The increased generation of electronic data and the steady proliferation of connected medical and IoT devices put pressure on health IT wireless networks. Wireless networking vendors are working to make wireless gigabit (or WiGig)...

Challenges of HIPAA Compliance in the Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Implementing cloud solutions as part of health IT infrastructure raises questions about HIPAA compliance when making use of cloud computing.  Healthcare cloud based technology functions differently than legacy storage or information...

SDN Supports Digital Health IT Network Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Software-defined networking (SDN) has a place in health IT network infrastructure as enterprise virtualization continues to grow. The goal of enterprise network virtualization is to take strain off hardware and make the network more...

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