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Walmart Patents Healthcare Blockchain, EHR for First Responders

June 22, 2018 - Walmart announced that it has been awarded a patent that will store customers EHRs on a healthcare blockchain that can be accessed via a wearable device. This patent is another example of large corporations seeing the value of medical technology and investing in health IT infrastructure technology. Walmart does not plan on entering into the medical field and treating patients themselves, but...


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Using Broadband, Wi-Fi for Healthcare Internet of Things

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming more prominent in the industry as many organizations see the value in tracking assets and monitoring patient health digitally. As more devices are added to the network, organizations need...

Examining HIT Infrastructure Critical to Advanced Technology Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The progression of advanced healthcare technology leaves organizations eager to adopt solutions and tools that will vastly improve clinician and patient experience. However, organizations can’t adopt these advanced and revolutionary technologies...

Overcoming the Top 3 Healthcare Edge Computing Challenges

by Bill Kleyman

I really hope you’re not sick of this word yet, because it’s not going anywhere. Edge computing is certainly here to stay as we see greater distribution of IT systems and more connected devices. At a very high level, edge allows us...

Hyperledger Adds New Health IT Members to Blockchain Project

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the newest members of its open source blockchain project, including two health IT companies, Ehave and CareiQ. Healthcare blockchain hopes to solve interoperability and data exchange issues. Ehave uses data to help improve...

Site Surveys Ensure Reliable, Secure Healthcare Wireless Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations often struggle with obtaining a stable and secure healthcare wireless network. More connected medical devices and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are constantly being added to the network, which can create slow and dropped connections....

How an Aging Population Will Revolutionize IoT and Edge Solutions

by Bill Kleyman

We’ve been hearing a lot about IoT and edge solutions. We’ve even discussed it here, where edge can really help with things like telemedicine and evolving a distributed healthcare ecosystem. That being said, it’s important to...

Healthcare Network Management Brings Visibility, Control to Orgs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations expanding their IT infrastructure to include connected medical devices and tools need to focus on healthcare network management. This helps provides greater visibility and controls, and also ensures that all tools connect properly...

The Future of Edge Healthcare Services and HIT Infrastructure

by Bill Kleyman

If I were to pick the most fun projects to work on, healthcare edge would be in my top three. The biggest reason this gets me so excited is that we’re bringing amazing services to remote locations. And we’re accomplishing this with...

Cloud, Internet of Things, Top HIMSS18 HIT Infrastructure Topics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIMSS18 is expected to touch on many key health IT infrastructure topics that organizations will see gaining traction over the next year. The annual conference is taking place in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks and will explore the increasing...

How IoT, Edge Computing Can Impact HIT Infrastructure in 2018

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Many healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and are interested in what evolving advanced technology is working for other entities. The Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing are just two areas that could have...

Healthcare Network Management Key to Visibility, Control

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adding more connected medical devices to their Wi-Fi networks, making it more difficult to manage and monitor traffic. Healthcare network management tools are needed to ensure that all connections are transmitting necessary...

Low-Frequency Aids Accurate Real-Time Asset Tracking in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are rapidly adopting networked tools and devices to help improve workflow. From real-time asset tracking to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), these tools need a layered network that provides an accurate way for them...

Budget Restrictions Major Health IT Infrastructure Obstacle

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are preparing their IT infrastructures for increased spending on emerging advanced tools. These tools are data intensive and need robust and flexible health IT infrastructure to support heavier workloads. Data and analytics are...

Digital Transformation Strains Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Digital transformation puts pressure on health IT infrastructure as organizations plan for assimilating new technology into their IT ecosystems. No matter which technology organizations choose to adopt, entities need to consider how these infrastructure...

Low-Power Healthcare IoT Devices Support Asset Tracking

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare IoT devices are becoming more common as organizations seek to collect more information from tools and patients. However, entities can be challenged when it comes to making sure IoT devices are connecting correctly and that device battery...

Monetization, Analytics Support Healthcare Mobile, IoT Devices

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Entities are in the midst of a digital transformation. As more healthcare mobile devices are introduced into IT infrastructure, organizations need to consider how they can collect and analyze data from these devices to improve patient care. Mobilizing...

Healthcare Wireless Mesh Networks Support More IoT Devices

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

When more connected devices are added to healthcare wireless networks it becomes more difficult for organizations to control how their network handles increased traffic. Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected devices are constantly communicating...

Smart Device Growth Strains Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The more devices organizations add to their health IT infrastructure, the more entities need the devices to have smart capabilities. Internet of Things (IoT) and other smart devices need some form of automation or cognitive computing, so IT staff...

Health IT Infrastructure Automation Supports Tech Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

With 2018 rapidly approaching, organizations are looking to continue their digital transformation by investing in advanced digital tools to increase workflow, improve patient care, and reduce IT costs. These complex digital tools may call for...

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