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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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ONC Promotes Open APIs to Solve Interoperability Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Interoperability remains one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations today. Despite the advancements providers are making through digital transformation and (application programming interfaces (APIs), many clinicians and patients...

Microsoft, Apple, Google Secure HIT Infrastructure Patents

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Google, Microsoft, and Apple continue their efforts to break into the HIT infrastructure industry as they see value in securing patents for healthcare-oriented technology. Kalorama Information reported that about 84 percent of US hospitals have...

Healthcare API Management Supports Applications Innovation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations deal with several application programming interfaces (APIs) when it comes to building apps and sharing data. Organizations going through digital transformations need to manage their healthcare APIs to create applications...

Cloud-Based Healthcare Blockchain Improves Efficacy, Control

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain becomes an impending reality, organizations are looking to major vendors to see how blockchain adoption and implementation will be approached in health IT infrastructure. Major vendors like Microsoft are prepared to take...

How to Approach Healthcare Blockchain Vendor Selection

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain is one of the most prominent buzzwords in health IT, but figuring out which vendors are experienced and healthcare oriented can be challenging when first looking into the technology. Knowing what to look for and what questions to ask...

Healthcare Middleware Bridges New and Legacy HIT Solutions

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Provider organizations tend to hang on to legacy IT infrastructure longer than other business verticals because of budget and compliance restrictions. Healthcare middleware is a vital piece of HIT infrastructure that can help bridge the gaps...

Microsoft’s GitHub Acquisition Impacts Healthcare Open Source Dev

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced its acquisition of GitHub, the web-based open source hosting service. Many healthcare organizations use GitHub for health IT related source code, so the acquisition could impact how organizations access and use healthcare...

Blockchain, Edge Decentralized Options for HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations that are building out their HIT infrastructure are facing challenges when it comes to communicating data using a centralized repository, or a centralized hub that all data needs to pass through. The volume of data and the number...

Healthcare Open Source Projects Speed Up Technology Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are currently faced with an onslaught of advancing HIT infrastructure technology that needs to be developed to meet each organization’s unique needs. Healthcare open source projects are essential to developing and deploying...

Staff Experience, Standards Impact Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is creating a lot of industry buzz and several solutions have been released this year. Blockchain development and implementation are quickly gaining momentum, but the technology may not be a standard part of health IT infrastructure...

Utilizing Healthcare Blockchain to Increase Identity Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is being used for better interoperability and data exchange, and is also being leveraged for identity management so organizations can build a more solid digital trust. The strong demand for blockchain identity management...

Hospital Information Systems Help Organize Tools and Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are constantly adding solutions to their IT infrastructure to keep up with the latest technology developments. Adding more solutions to HIT infrastructure makes it hard to keep track of each tool and the information it...

Understanding Implications of Healthcare Blockchain

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As organizations continue to consider healthcare blockchain it’s important to understand what the technology can realistically do and what the technology might not be capable of doing. Blockchain is a heavily used buzzword for cryptocurrency...

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...

Healthcare APIs Put Patients in Control of Their Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The introduction of blockchain into health IT infrastructure has sparked the concept of giving patients more control of their own data. Organizations need to consider healthcare application programming interfaces (APIs) to begin thinking about...

Healthcare Blockchain Improves EHRs, Business Process Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain continues to grow, more vendors are releasing tools featuring the technology. Most recently, Alternate Healthcare and Appian with Luxoft have released blockchain tools for the healthcare industry. Alternate Health announced...

Hyperledger Bug Bounty Increases Healthcare Blockchain Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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