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Hyperledger Bug Bounty Increases Healthcare Blockchain Security

April 20, 2018 - Hyperledger announced the release of Hyperledger Bug Bounty as a part of its expanding blockchain security process. Several organizations use Hyperledger as a framework for their healthcare blockchain solutions and improving security could aid in the growing adoption of the technology. The security feature contains a public bug tracker, continuous integration builds, core infrastructure initiative...


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Healthcare Blockchain Improves to Handle Genome Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is still in its infancy and many vendors and organizations are working on proof of concept (POC) projects to prove that the technology has a place in health IT infrastructure. Currently, healthcare blockchain is being used...

Healthcare Applications to Benefit from OCI Container Standard

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Open Container Initiative (OCI) announced its Distribution Specification project to standardize container image distribution based on the specification for the Docker Registry HTTO API V2 protocol. Containers are a key part of ensuring healthcare...

Applying Healthcare Blockchain to HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain becomes more of a reality in the healthcare industry, organizations considering adopting the technology in the coming years need to consider how blockchain will impact their HIT infrastructure. Understanding how the technology...

Top HIT Infrastructure Uses for Healthcare Blockchain

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is becoming more of a reality as vendors and entities alike are exploring blockchain options for different parts IT infrastructure. Blockchain is being considered for data storage, interoperability, and security in the healthcare...

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...

New Google Healthcare API Addresses Interoperability Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Google announced the release of its healthcare application programming interface (API) to help organizations address interoperability challenges. The cloud-based healthcare API may help encourage organizations that are still behind in their digital...

New Google HIT Infrastructure Collaborations Aid Population Health

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure is a challenge to IT vendors, but many major vendors can’t afford to lose out on the healthcare market. This prompts these companies to invest in health IT startups to absorb innovative technology to advance their...

Planning Key for Strong Health IT Infrastructure Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Improving data sharing between new and legacy systems is one of the top challenges facing current health IT infrastructure. Organizations need to focus on their system interoperability to successfully integrate new tools into their health IT...

What Are the Top Healthcare Blockchain Growing Pains?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expected to gain even more interest over the next year as implementations of the technology become a reality. However, understanding the point of the technology and its important aspects is critical to successful deployment....

Health IT Infrastructure Obstacles Stall EHR Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations still struggle with health IT infrastructure interoperability challenges as the entities digitize EHRs and other tools to improve workflow and patient care. Entities are trying to determine the best way to adopt and deploy EHRs...

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...

Healthcare Blockchain Potential Impacts Future HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expected to emerge as a valuable tool to add to health IT infrastructure in 2018. However, healthcare blockchain is still so new that the practical applications of the technology are unclear . The first healthcare blockchain...

Providers Demand Interoperability, Security from PACS Vendors

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are collecting, storing and analyzing more medical images than ever. This makes digital imaging networks such as picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) critical to health IT infrastructure. Entities are taking...

HIMSS Advises Layered Approach to Healthcare Blockchain

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expected to grow in the coming year and organizations are challenged with integrating blockchain into their health IT infrastructure. The HIMSS Blockchain Workgroup released part two of its healthcare blockchain blog,...

Hyperledger Releases Sawtooth Healthcare Blockchain Standard

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the release of its second production-ready blockchain framework, Sawtooth 1.0. This new framework can further help the development of healthcare blockchain technology as blockchain continues to gain popularity. Sawtooth...

2018 Likely to Determine Success of Blockchain in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

There was significant growth in blockchain in healthcare this year as the healthcare industry continues to seek out ways to end interoperability issues that have plagued the industry for years. Hyperledger released a blog post looking back on...

Interoperability, Virtualization Vital to HIT Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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....

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...

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