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Digital Transformation Promotes HIT Infrastructure Automation Adoption

October 10, 2018 - Advancing HIT infrastructure technology calls for organizations to use tools to help IT staff with mundane repetitive tasks so they can spend more time innovating and planning for the future. This drive for simplified management through advanced technology is prompting organizations to adopt HIT infrastructure automation. While many other industries have transformed their business...


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eClinicalWorks Announces Integration with CMS Blue Button 2.0 API

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

eClinicalWorks announced its approval to integrate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Blue Button 2.0 application programming interface (API). The Blue Button 2.0 API will help eClinicalWorks users obtain certain...

ISA’s Annual Review Period Promotes Interoperability Advancements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Interoperability Standards Advisory’s (ISA) annual comment and review period comes to a close at 5 pm, ET, on October 1. The process began to help determine how the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)...

FHIR May Not Help Healthcare Orgs Achieve Semantic Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations participating in the value-based care environment are in need of strong, secure data pipelines that can help them communicate across disparate health systems to coordinate and streamline patient care. As providers...

Using IPaaS for Healthcare Data Integration, Cloud Migration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations struggle with healthcare data integration as they go through digital transformations. Integrating applications with legacy infrastructure tools can be difficult to manage, but an integration platform-as-a-service (IPaaS) can...

MEDITECH Launches Healthcare App Development Environment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

MEDITECH announced Sept. 18 the release of its healthcare app development environment MEDITECH Greenfield. The platform will enable organizations to develop applications that will be interoperable with the MEDITECH EHR. Greenfield is...

Data Virtualization Supports Better Access to Clinical Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Data virtualization mobilizes access to clinical health data and organizes clearance parameters, making it beneficial to most healthcare organizations. However, virtualization can also pose challenges for maintaining HIPAA...

How Will Amazon, Google, Microsoft Impact EHR Interoperability, FHIR?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Earlier this month Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce announced their intent to jointly commit “to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those that are...

Cloud-based Healthcare App Development Supports Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The evolution of healthcare IT still poses challenges for organizations going through digital transformations. As applications and continue to develop, organizations are looking to new methods and partners to get the most out of their...

Potential for Open Source for Health IT Software Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Open source development supports health IT software innovation as healthcare technology vendors and provider organizations work on improving the same source code. “Open source is a methodology on how to develop software,” Red...

Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Others Boosting Healthcare IT Role

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The announcement made earlier this week by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce is the latest in a string of announcements and initiatives bringing tech giants into a more prominent role in health IT. A letter released...

Value-Based Care Drives Demand for Health IT Consulting

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The need for efficient technology that cuts costs has significantly boosted the health IT consulting market. Efficient health IT infrastructure tools are need as organizations continue to rely on technology for value-based...

ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum Focuses on FHIR API, Faxes

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum, held this week in Washington, DC, focused on the future of the FHIR API in the healthcare space and the continued use of faxes to exchange health records. The Fast Healthcare Interoperability...

APIs Are the “Missing Piece” for Healthcare App Interoperability  

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare app interoperability is not a new challenge for healthcare organizations. Over the past several years organizations have had trouble connecting their health IT tools to their EHRs. The increased use of application programming...

Collaborative Edge Computing Supports Health IT Advancement

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations have a greater opportunity to digitally share collected data with other organizations for analytics and population health purposes. Using collaborative edge computing to share data can help organizations...

Dangers of Legacy Solutions to Health IT Infrastructure Systems

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Legacy systems can be a thorn in the side of health IT infrastructure professionals. Dated systems may still function but can be a huge liability when it comes to security and connectivity. The general attitude of health IT is “if...

Balancing Health IT Infrastructure Budget with Innovation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are often caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to balancing a health IT infrastructure budget. Recent technological innovations can improve clinician workflow, patient care, and business revenue, but proving...

Adopting a Proactive Approach to HIT Interoperability Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations have long suffered from interoperability challenges since adopting digitized IT infrastructure. Tackling interoperability across an organization’s entire infrastructure can prove overwhelming to executives...

Considerations for Planning Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is rising as organizations find ways to apply the technology to improve their business and in turn improve patient care. Payers are currently using in the healthcare blockchain as a way to securely track transactions...

Major Vendors Continue Investing in Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Consumer and health IT infrastructure technology are blurring together as Google, Amazon, and Apple are making significant leaps into the health IT space. Healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and introducing...

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