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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Using Healthcare Blockchain to Solve Provider Data Issues

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expanding as more organizations make moves to implement the technology. Entities are looking toward blockchain to track provider information and reduce administrative costs. Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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