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Advancements in HIT Infrastructure Tools Spawn Digital Transformation

October 19, 2018 - Allina Health announced Oct. 18 it has joined AVIA, a network of healthcare organizations committed to transforming patient care through digital transformation, to help improve their HIT infrastructure. The recent advancements in health IT have driven Allina Health to prioritize digital transformation to increase clinician workflow and improve patient care. The health system has...


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Cloud Management Platforms Support Multiple Cloud Environments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are introducing more healthcare cloud tools to their IT infrastructure, making the prospect of managing them a growing challenge. Selecting a cloud management platform (CMP) can give IT staff visibility and control over...

Healthcare Fog Computing Supports Future AI, 5G Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT is advancing, but there’s a missing link between what IT innovators imagine for the future and what their infrastructure is capable of supporting, according to the latest OpenFog Consortium report. Healthcare fog computing...

Healthcare Internet of Things Influences Increased Blockchain Interest

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Clinicians and patients are connecting to the network using healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The increased number of devices connecting to the network can cause security concerns which blockchain may be able to solve in the...

Using IPaaS for Healthcare Data Integration, Cloud Migration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations struggle with healthcare data integration as they go through digital transformations. Integrating applications with legacy infrastructure tools can be difficult to manage, but an integration platform-as-a-service (IPaaS) can...

Adopting a Cloud-First Approach to Healthcare Data Integration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations look toward a future of seamless healthcare data integration, they are facing the difficult task of managing legacy systems and connecting disparate data siloes created by aging infrastructure. Poor integration...

Hurricane Season Threatens Healthcare Disaster Recovery Plans

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Nearly 50 percent of healthcare organizations have doubts in their disaster recovery solutions as hurricane season begins to threaten the US, according to a DrFirst survey. Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall on the East Coast...

Planning, Testing Lead to Successful HIT Backup and Disaster Recovery

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

In a recent blog post, ONC officials emphasized the importance of planning when it comes to HIT backup and disaster recovery. “Unfortunately, the reality that an organization’s health IT systems will become unavailable or...

Clinical Applications, IoT Drive Growth of Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare cloud computing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent through 2023, according the a new Markets and Markets report. The predicted growth includes applications such as EHRs, picture archive communication systems...

Understanding Healthcare Multicloud Challenges, Requirements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are seeking ways to add flexibility to the ways they store and retrieve data. Healthcare multicloud can be a solution for organizations looking to add more cloud scalability to their IT infrastructure. Ninety percent of...

How Edge Computing Enhances Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are adding more digital tools and trying to process growing amounts of data more quickly to meet enterprise demands. Many organizations have looked to the cloud for the best solution for democratizing data access...

How Will Amazon, Google, Microsoft Impact EHR Interoperability, FHIR?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Earlier this month Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce announced their intent to jointly commit “to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those that are...

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...

Data Migration Supports Future-Proof Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Migrating data from one health IT systems to another is a taxing but necessary part of health IT infrastructure. Whether organizations are moving on from legacy systems or changing how they store and retrieve data, migration is a delicate...

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...

How to Approach Building a Healthcare Data Lake Roadmap

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Collecting, storing, and using data produced by patients is a major challenge, and organizations often have data they can’t sort through and use efficiently. Healthcare data lakes contain valuable information that can be used to...

Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Others Boosting Healthcare IT Role

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The announcement made earlier this week by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce is the latest in a string of announcements and initiatives bringing tech giants into a more prominent role in health IT. A letter released...

Value-Based Care Drives Demand for Health IT Consulting

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The need for efficient technology that cuts costs has significantly boosted the health IT consulting market. Efficient health IT infrastructure tools are need as organizations continue to rely on technology for value-based...

Health IT Outsourcing Grows for Hardware, Software, and Staff

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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...

Considerations for Choosing Public or Private Cloud-based EHRs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are moving different IT infrastructure applications to the cloud. Cloud-based EHRs in particular are examples of applications that are migrating the cloud. There are several reasons why organizations choose to...

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