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Healthcare Cloud

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...

Amazon Secret Healthcare IT Tech Team Focuses on EHRs, Alexa

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Amazon has started a secret skunkworks lab dedicated to healthcare IT to improve upon EHRs, telemedicine, and other upcoming health IT infrastructure opportunities. Amazon has named its health IT team 1492, and it is based out of Seattle Washington,...

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...

Healthcare Mobile Strategy Requires Diligent Planning

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations still struggle to deploy an advanced healthcare mobile strategy to meet development and usage needs while remaining HIPAA compliant. Entities need to give clinicians and users what they want out of a mobile environment while ensuring...

Actifio Tools Help Organizations Deduplicate Migrated Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Actifio and Tier4 Advisors announced their partnership to bring Actifio’s enterprise data-as-a-service (EDaaS) to Tier4 clients, including healthcare organizations. Actifio’s tools assist organizations leveraging the cloud using virtualization...

Organizations Seek Automation for Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are digitizing their health IT infrastructure and many are looking to automate data processes to free up clinicians’ time. IBM and Automation Anywhere announced their collaboration to provide organizations with...

Utilizing Cloud-Native VDI Offerings in HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Workspot announced its participation in the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance (ECA) Partner Program, which will support Workspot’s healthcare virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) solutions built on Azure....

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...

Healthcare Informatics Encourage Advanced HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

AMIA launched a new public education plan earlier this month to emphasize the importance of healthcare informatics and the need for HIT infrastructure to support it. The program aims to address the growing demand for knowledge in healthcare as...

Healthcare Cloud IT Infrastructure Grows as Data Demands Rise

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare cloud IT infrastructure is growing as organizations digitize their infrastructure and migrate tools and data to the cloud. A recent IDC research report found that cloud IT infrastructure grew significantly in the first part of 2017...

Healthcare Data Migration Benefits from Cloud Tools

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Every organization will undergo major and minor healthcare data migrations as clinical data needs to be moved to more advanced and scalable storage solutions. Understanding the data so the migration is done correctly the first time is the biggest...

Virtualization of HIT Infrastructure Supports Value-Based Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

CipherHealth announced its deployment of IBM Power Systems to support its HIT infrastructure, running it more efficiently through reducing costs and rate of patient readmission. CipherHealth needed to upgrade its health IT infrastructure to cut...

Red Hat Announces Health IT Infrastructure Improvements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Red Hat announced that Molecular Health deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA to support its new precision medicine analytics platform, Molecular Health GuideTM (MH Guide), helping the tool be better integrated into health IT infrastructure....

Healthcare Cloud Budgets Grow as HIT Infrastructure Need Rises

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations plan to increase healthcare cloud spending over the next several years as highly scalable health IT infrastructure continues to be in demand. A recent survey conducted by Clutch polled nearly 300 IT professionals across all major...

Pros and Cons of On-Premises, Cloud Hosted Healthcare Apps

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare cloud computing becomes more popular each day but no entity currently has a fully cloud-based health IT infrastructure. Organizations must migrate applications to the cloud, choose which apps will perform better on-premise, and decide...

Cloud-Based HIT Disaster Recovery Prevents Data Loss, Downtime

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are still hesitant to migrate to cloud-based HIT infrastructure systems because of security concerns stemming from storing PHI in an off-premises location. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack reiterates that fear, which...

AWS Greengrass Expands Healthcare Cloud, IoT Capabilities

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Amazon Web Services announced the availability of AWS Greengrass to all of its cloud customers, including those using the healthcare cloud. AWS Greengrass is a software that allows organizations to securely run local compute, messaging, data...

Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Growing in Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Workspot announced the availability of its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The cloud-native VDI solution deploys Windows 10 virtual desktops, Windows apps, and GPU workstations on Azure....

Overcoming Healthcare Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hybrid cloud storage environments are a reality for healthcare organizations seeking to digitize their health IT infrastructure. However, many entities are challenged when deciding which workloads and applications are best suited for the cloud,...

IBM DBaaS Toolkit Supports Open Source Cloud Databases

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced the release of its new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) toolkit, Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems. The toolkit is for open source databases to provide developers and IT departments with more speed and control over their...

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