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Interoperability, Virtualization Vital to HIT Infrastructure Growth

November 3, 2017 - The healthcare industry has seen significant growth in HIT infrastructure technology far beyond the initial implementation of EHRs. As technology evolves entities are digitizing their tools to provide improved workflow and better patient care. A recent Markets and Markets report reflects the development of health IT, predicting the market to grow at a CAGR of 13.5 percent through 2020. The...


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Healthcare Blockchain Puts Patients in Control of EHRs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are exploring the possibilities of healthcare blockchain to more securely exchange data and help solve interoperability issues among disparate EHR systems. More vendors are developing solutions for blockchain in healthcare as more...

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...

Organizations Choose EDIS Integration Over Usability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

KLAS released its latest report evaluating emergency department information systems (EDIS) integration and usability and rating the top vendors against each other. KLAS focused on the importance of efficiency and how emergency clinicians are...

New Hyperledger Project Fuels Healthcare Blockchain Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced its latest project, Hyperledger Quilt, offering another potential framework for organizations to develop their healthcare blockchain solution. Quilt is an implementation of the Interledger protocol (ILP), which makes transactions...

AMA Collaboration to Develop a Standard Data Framework

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The American Medical Association announced the creation of the Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) platform, bringing healthcare providers and technology vendors together to establish a standard data framework. The platform aims to improve...

Interest in Healthcare Blockchain Increases for Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are increasingly aware of healthcare blockchain and are actively looking into deploying the technology, according to a recent Black Book Survey. Researchers polled 88 healthcare payers and 276 providers, technology executives,...

Lack of EHR Interoperability Standards Challenges Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A lack of standardization and control over file sharing continues to make EHR interoperability a significant challenge for healthcare organizations, according to Nebraska Medicine Vice President of IT Brian Lancaster. “As an industry, it's...

Change Healthcare Releases Healthcare Blockchain Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Change Healthcare announced the launch of its healthcare blockchain solution to help payers and providers increase their revenue cycle efficiency. The tool will support blockchain transactions by the end of this year. Change Healthcare released...

Overcoming EHR Implementation Issues for Better HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are still in the midst of adjusting to new EHR implementation, and many entities are concerned that they aren’t seeing enough of an ROI from their EHR system. A recent survey conducted by Health Catalyst surveys...

Cloud, Mobile Strategies Critical to HIT Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are faced with advancing their HIT infrastructures as more advanced technology proves its worth in increasing workflow, security, and patient care. However, IT decision-makers are challenged by how to tackle pieces of their IT infrastructure...

Top Healthcare IoT Concerns Include Interoperability, Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adding more healthcare IoT devices to their health IT infrastructure as the need for tracking, communication, and mobility continues to increase. A recent report released by Verizon states that healthcare organizations are leveraging...

Why Blockchain May Not Be the Solution to EHR Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain is causing a stir in healthcare as organizations look to the technology to solve the EHR interoperability and data security issues that have plagued the industry for many years. The potential for healthcare blockchain has been widely...

Connected Medical Devices Need Current HIT Infrastructure Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adding more connected medical devices to their HIT infrastructure, which raises concerns about device security. A recent Research and Markets report predicted that the medical device security market will reach $28.9 billion...

Interoperability Stressed in Recent FDA Medical Device Guidance

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The FDA released a final guidance for smart and secure interactions among medical devices, emphasizing the importance of incorporating interoperability among devices in the design stage. “FDA intends to promote the development and availability...

Intermountain Uses Open Source to Improve HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Red Hat announced that Intermountain Healthcare is now using Red Hat solutions to migrate its proprietary legacy platforms to open source platforms to improve and modernize its HIT infrastructure. Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare...

Why Open Source Software Fits Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure is advancing quickly and organizations must keep up with the most up-to-date technology innovations while still trying to save money. Open source software is gaining popularity in the healthcare space because it naturally...

Healthcare Blockchain Frameworks Emerge as Demand Rises

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced the release of its Coco Framework to reduce the complexity of operational and security needs present in many healthcare blockchain implementations. The framework aims to provide organizations with a steady guide on how to...

Bluetooth Mesh Networking Could Improve Healthcare IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Bluetooth recently announced its support of Bluetooth mesh networking, which supports large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) deployments and building automation. Bluetooth mesh networking uses the low-power radio technology to connect enabled devices...

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,...

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