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Healthcare Virtual Reality Potential Grows for Therapy, Surgery

October 6, 2017 - Interest in healthcare virtual reality (VR) continues to spread as new VR services continue to be introduced to health IT infrastructure, according to a recent ABI Research report. The report predicted that healthcare VR will generate $8.9 million in 2017 and grow to generate $285 million in 2022. Healthcare VR is deployed in four key areas: therapy, training, surgery, and research. “The...


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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...

Virtual Reality In Healthcare Assists Surgery, Medical Education

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual reality in healthcare is developing as new applications are developed to cater to the healthcare industry, according to a recent report from Kalorama Information. “In its earlier manifestation, virtual reality was hardly equipped...

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...

UC San Diego Begins Cloud Infrastructure Migration with Epic EHR

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations continue to move to the cloud as they seek more flexibility for their IT infrastructure environment. UC San Diego Health recently moved their EHR to an Epic-hosted cloud environment to shift away from their traditional...

Healthcare AI, IoT Require Legacy Data Integration, Edge Computing

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

MapR Technologies and C3 IoT announced their partnership to bring an end-to-end solution for healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The partnership will address the demand of enterprise architecture...

HIT Container Growth Slow But Hopeful as Management Solutions Mature

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are enthusiastic and optimistic about HIT containers for managing applications. However, adoption is hindered by the complexity of deploying, managing, and orchestrating containers at scale. The Cloud Foundry report, Hope Versus...

HashiCorp Upgrades Improve Cloud Infrastructure Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HashiCorp announced several updates and new products across its suite of cloud infrastructure automation solutions to help enterprise organizations adopt and leverage cloud. The updates add and improve the features of HashiCorp products Terraform,...

Container Growth Slow, Still Significant to HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are looking to containers to manage and deploy their applications for HIT infrastructure improvement, but entities are challenged by implementing containers at scale, according to the latest Cloud Foundry Survey. Cloud Foundry surveyed...

Pivotal, Google Cloud at Center of Recent VMware Collaboration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

LAS VEGAS -- VMworld 2017 day two started with VMware announcing its collaboration with Pivotal and Google Cloud on the Pivotal Container Service (PKS). PKS allows enterprises and service providers to deliver Kubernetes on VMware vSphere and...

VMWorld 2017 Highlights Collaboration for Innovation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

LAS VEGAS — VMworld 2017 kicked off with a keynote address from VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger that touched on several major themes working through the health IT infrastructure industry. Major points included the expectation end users have as...

VMware, Amazon Launch Collaboration of VMware Cloud on AWS

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

LAS VEGAS — VMware kicked off VMworld 2017 by announcing its strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS), bringing VMware Cloud to AWS. The initial partnership announced last October is currently available in the AWS US West Oregon...

Microsoft, Red Hat Improve Container Adoption for Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Red Hat and Microsoft announced an expansion of their partnership intending to ease and improve container adoption for healthcare. The expansion includes native support for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated...

Vibrent Health SaaS Precision Medicine Platform Granted ATO

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Vibrent Health announced its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) precision medicine platform, Learning Health System (LHS), was given Authority to Operate (ATO) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Vibrant LHS’ security and compliance framework...

Barracuda, AWS Release Public Cloud Data Replication Tool

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Barracuda announced the expansion of its data protection solutions by adding public cloud data replication to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for backup and disaster recovery. Organizations currently using Barracuda Backup now have the ability to replicate...

C-Level Executives Fear Missing Healthcare Cloud Innovations

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A recent report released by Commvault revealed that 81 percent of C-level executives are concerned that their organization is not adopting new cloud technologies quickly enough, and even fear missing out on cloud advancements. The report’s...

Successful Healthcare Cloud Depends on Network Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Zayo announced its collaboration with Peak 10 by providing its CloudLink service in Peak 10 data centers. This allows Peak 10 users to access Zayo’s fiber network while leveraging the healthcare cloud. Zayo’s fiber network connects...

Healthcare Cloud Addresses Specific HIT Infrastructure Needs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are digitizing their HIT infrastructures and most are looking to the healthcare cloud to improve their flexibility and scalability in the face of more advanced technology. Forrester Research recently released its latest Wave report...

Avoiding the Top 3 Clinical Data Migration Mistakes

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are faced with the challenge of clinical data migration, which is a rigorous and often underestimated undertaking, especially when it comes to the cloud. The consequences of migrating clinical data incorrectly are vast...

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