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Overcoming EHR Implementation Issues for Better HIT Infrastructure

September 15, 2017 - 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 over 1,100 healthcare professionals and discovers that many of them have generated poor return on their EHR investment. Nineteen percent reported that...


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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,...

EHR Interoperability Transformations Affect HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Surescripts announced the addition of 14 new health systems to its National Record Locator Service (NRLS), which aims to enhance EHR interoperability among disparate healthcare systems. The new health systems include Allegheny Health Network...

Advanced HIT Infrastructure Could Solve EHR Dissatisfaction

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Electronic health records (EHRs) are a reality for healthcare organizations, but many clinicians express dissatisfaction with how their EHRs perform. Several advances HIT infrastructure solutions may be able to help solve clinician EHR dissatisfaction....

Open Source Blockchain Development Critical to Standardization

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced that 34 more organizations have joined its group to help develop an open source blockchain standard. New members include Cisco, Talkcrypto.org, Technical University of Munich, and MadHive. EEA seeks...

Value-Based Care Depends on Developed Mobile Strategy

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are gaining mobility as they continue to embrace advanced IT infrastructure technology. However, many entities still struggle with mobile strategy and how to best manage and use mobile technology in the face of value-based...

Healthcare Blockchain Set to Digitally Transform Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is gaining interest as organizations seek alternative ways to protect and share clinical data. Blockchain has piqued the interest of many organizations seeking a better way to efficiently store and share data. A recent Frost...

Medical Device Communication Standard Aids Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The IEEE announced the availability of its 11073-20702 —Health informatics: Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication—Standard for Medical Devices Communication Profile for Web Services. The IEEE also announced its approval of two...

Care Coordination Key for Interoperability, Patient Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) and Integra Community Care Network announced their new service Care Management Alerts and Dashboards. The health IT infrastructure care coordination technology aims to proactively coordinate care to support...

APIs, Modern Infrastructure Fuel Health IT Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are making efforts to digitize their IT infrastructures but often struggle to maintain health IT interoperability among digital healthcare systems. The continued difficulty for seamless interoperability has driven the...

Health IT infrastructure Gaps Create Patient Safety Risk

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are faced with roadblocks when it comes to accurately retrieving complete patient data. Many of these obstacles can be traced back to an organization’s health IT infrastructure, interoperability, and how successfully...

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