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UPMC’s Cloud-Based OS Boosts Healthcare Interoperability

March 14, 2019 - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is investing in a cloud-based healthcare operating system (hcOS) to improve healthcare interoperability and break down data silos.   The downloadable operating system is designed to make it easy for app developers to build software solutions that access clinical data and clinical systems. “The IT problem we are trying to...


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Cedars-Sinai Tests Alexa in Smart Hospital Room Pilot Project

by Fred Donovan

Alexa is being used by Cedars-Sinai patients to control technology in their hospital rooms hands free and interact with their healthcare team. The pilot project is being conducted in 100 hospital rooms using Aiva, an...

GE Unveils Edison Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Platform

by Fred Donovan

GE Healthcare has unveiled its Edison healthcare artificial intelligence platform designed to connect data on millions of medical imaging devices. The company said that clinical partners will be able to use Edison to develop algorithms...

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...

Cloud-based Healthcare App Development Supports Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The evolution of healthcare IT still poses challenges for organizations going through digital transformations. As applications and continue to develop, organizations are looking to new methods and partners to get the most out of their...

Potential for Open Source for Health IT Software Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Open source development supports health IT software innovation as healthcare technology vendors and provider organizations work on improving the same source code. “Open source is a methodology on how to develop software,” Red...

Exploring Low-Code, Outsourcing for Healthcare App Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare app development is a critical IT infrastructure step, but choosing how to handle the development process depends on how many apps will be developed, what they will be used for, and what IT staff can handle in-house. Healthcare...

Health IT Outsourcing Grows for Hardware, Software, and Staff

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations going through digital transformations are often challenged when deciding how to handle IT staff. More organizations are considering health IT outsourcing for staff, hardware, and software during this rapid growth...

APIs Are the “Missing Piece” for Healthcare App Interoperability  

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare app interoperability is not a new challenge for healthcare organizations. Over the past several years organizations have had trouble connecting their health IT tools to their EHRs. The increased use of application programming...

Importance of End-User Satisfaction to Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure is constantly changing as IT staff build and deploy new health systems. While end-users may not always notice when their devices are running smoother or connecting faster, they will notice when things aren’t...

Selecting a Healthcare Mobile App Development Platform

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are creating more custom mobile apps for patients and clinicians and making mobile app development platforms a priority. Developing secure, functional apps quickly requires a platform that is usable and compatible...

Healthcare Cloud Computing Evolves with Interoperable Platforms

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are using more flexible technologies together as healthcare cloud computing continues to evolve. Interoperability and flexibility in IT tools are crucial as organizations continue to use technology solutions to support the...

Microsoft, Apple, Google Secure HIT Infrastructure Patents

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Google, Microsoft, and Apple continue their efforts to break into the HIT infrastructure industry as they see value in securing patents for healthcare-oriented technology. Kalorama Information reported that about 84 percent of US...

Healthcare API Management Supports Applications Innovation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations deal with several application programming interfaces (APIs) when it comes to building apps and sharing data. Organizations going through digital transformations need to manage their healthcare APIs to create...

Microsoft’s GitHub Acquisition Impacts Healthcare Open Source Dev

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced its acquisition of GitHub, the web-based open source hosting service. Many healthcare organizations use GitHub for health IT related source code, so the acquisition could impact how organizations access and use...

Distinguishing Healthcare Mobile Apps from Web, Desktop Apps

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Making the distinction between healthcare mobile apps and web applications traditionally designed for desktops and laptops is one of the most significant challenges healthcare organizations face when modernizing their IT...

How DevOps Can Impact Healthcare IT Infrastructure

by Bill Kleyman

I’ve really been enjoying diving into the world of DevOps. More specifically, I’ve had the chance to speak with leading healthcare providers to better understand how and where they’re leveraging DevOps to do some really...

Kubernetes-as-a-Service Supports Less Complex Container Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations going through digital transformations are leveraging containers to enhance their HIT infrastructure as a way to manage applications. The potential introduction of Kubernetes-as-a-Service can help ease container...

Healthcare Blockchain Improves EHRs, Business Process Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain continues to grow, more vendors are releasing tools featuring the technology. Most recently, Alternate Healthcare and Appian with Luxoft have released blockchain tools for the healthcare industry. Alternate Health...

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