HITInfrastructure

Interoperability

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...

Walmart Patents Healthcare Blockchain, EHR for First Responders

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Computer Assisted Coding Systems Help Orgs Handle Increasing Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are constantly producing and collecting medical data to help treat patients more effectively, and are also using the data for analytics purposes such as population health. Organizations need a computer assisted...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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