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Preparation Key to Future Health IT Infrastructure Success

November 22, 2017 - Organizations are in the midst of health IT infrastructure digital transformation. Advanced technologies have a large role to play in the future of healthcare, but organizations must evaluate how risky emerging technology is against what their legacy infrastructure can still provide. Digital transformation is necessary but not every healthcare organization is prepared or “digitally literate”...


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How Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Benefits Remote Healthcare

by Bill Kleyman

One of my favorite parts of the job is seeing how new technologies are impacting peoples’ lives. This is very much evident when you’re working with healthcare. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is one key way that the environment...

Choosing Between Healthcare Public Cloud, Private Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are presented with many choices when seeking out cloud computing technology for their health IT infrastructure. Healthcare public cloud and private cloud are two options entities need to consider. Organizations can deploy a combination...

Navigating the Benefits, Challenges of Healthcare Hybrid Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adopting more digital tools into their health IT infrastructures, which calls for a more flexible IT environment. Entities are looking to have the security and access of on-premises data centers while benefiting from the flexibility...

Healthcare Wireless Network Upgrades Critical for Future Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The digitization of IT infrastructure prompts organizations to upgrade their healthcare wireless network to support current and future technology that will help increase workflow and improve patient care. Last month Lorien Health Services...

UPMC Embraces Advanced Health IT Infrastructure with New Hospitals

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) announced its plans to over-haul it’s health IT infrastructure by investing $2 billion to digitally transform its environment across UPMC’s many locations. UPMC intends to become the...

Healthcare IaaS Solutions Cut Back on IT Infrastructure Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

More healthcare organizations want increased flexibility from their IT infrastructure and are looking to adopt healthcare IaaS solutions to move parts of their environment to the cloud. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is different from...

Healthcare PaaS Applications Allow Custom Development, Control

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The current explosion of medical applications pushes organizations to plan for how they will develop and deploy digital tools. Healthcare PaaS applications give entities a reliable and secure platform on which to develop compliant applications....

Healthcare SaaS Applications Reduce Cost, Improve Flexibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare SaaS applications are becoming more common as organizations migrate parts of their infrastructure to digitize their IT environment. However, not all cloud-based infrastructure is the right fit for all applications. Organizations need...

Edge, Fog Computing Contribute to IoT, Data Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and analytics solutions put a lot of strain on siloed health IT infrastructure as more computing power is needed. As a result, edge computing and fog computing are becoming ways for entities...

Cray Supercomputers, Microsoft Azure Aid Healthcare Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft and Cray announced that Cray supercomputing systems will now be supported in Microsoft Azure datacenters. Users can now run heavy workloads such as advanced healthcare analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in their Microsoft Azure...

Open Source Helps Healthcare Orgs Adapt to IT Advancements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Open source software is gaining popularity in healthcare as organizations use it to quickly adopt new technology that further advances IT solutions. This continued adoption encourages vendors to offer open source software to help meet the IT...

Healthcare Object Storage Supports Growing Unstructured Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Entities are looking into object storage as a way to store massive amounts of data on-premises, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report. For healthcare specifically, organizations are seeking healthcare object storage to help...

Smaller Scale Object Storage Solutions Cut Back Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced new capabilities for its on-premise customers to manage compliance data with object storage. The new features make the cloud object storage system more accessible. The IBM Cloud Object Storage System is targeted at regulated industries...

Open Source Health IT App Development Cuts Back Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations across all major verticals, including healthcare, are using an open source platform to develop and deploy cloud-native applications and cut back on health IT app development costs, according to a recent survey. Cloud Foundry assessed...

Gartner Names Top Health IT Infrastructure Technology Trends

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Garner released its latest commentary on the top strategic technology trends, many of which are emerging in health IT infrastructure. “Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning...

Dell EMC Helps HIT Infrastructure Handle Digital Transformation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dell EMC announced the expansion of its Open Networking initiative with new HIT infrastructure solutions and services to help organizations manage increasing network demands as they continue their digital transformations. The majority of enterprise...

2018 EHNAC Accreditation Impacts Secure Data Exchange

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The non-profit standards development organization, Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) announced the new versions of program criteria for its 18 accreditation programs impacting secure data exchange. Healthcare organizations...

How Kubernetes 1.8 Can Improve HIT Security and Workload Support

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Kubernetes 1.8 highlights the open source platform’s security and workload support. Kubernetes 1.8 is the third release this year and enhances and refines upon 1.7. The new option is currently available on GitHub. CoreOS Technical Program...

Open Source Tools Provide Control Over HIT Multi-Cloud Environments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Mirantis announced the release of its latest cloud platform for HIT multi-cloud management across Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, and bare-metal. Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) enables multi-cloud self-service Kubernetes clusters through...

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