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What are Benefits of Healthcare Application Backend as a Service?

November 20, 2017 - Healthcare applications are in high demand as organizations seek to provide clinicians with tools to give them more mobility and flexibility when treating patients. Backend as a Service (Baas) is one of the ways entities can build healthcare applications quickly and integrate them into their IT infrastructure. The high demand for these apps means that organizations need to evaluate their resources...


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Healthcare Wireless Network Upgrades Critical for Future Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The digitization of IT infrastructure prompts organizations to upgrade their healthcare wireless network to support current and future technology that will help increase workflow and improve patient care. Last month Lorien Health Services...

How Kubernetes 1.8 Can Improve HIT Security and Workload Support

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Kubernetes 1.8 highlights the open source platform’s security and workload support. Kubernetes 1.8 is the third release this year and enhances and refines upon 1.7. The new option is currently available on GitHub. CoreOS Technical Program...

Using Virtualization, Communication to Improve HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations going through technological growth are challenged by planning how their infrastructure will expand and what infrastructure technology can do for them. Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center are...

Hyper-Convergence Consolidates IT Systems, Cuts Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyper-convergence is emerging in healthcare IT as a way for organizations to consolidate their IT systems to cut back on costs and management. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is a framework that combines storage, computing, and networking...

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...

Open Source Collaboration Key to Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Interest in healthcare blockchain continues to grow as organizations realize the potential data sharing advantages. Blockchain is not currently used in healthcare, but open source projects, such as Hyperledger, are working to develop blockchain...

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 Mobile Strategy Requires Diligent Planning

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations still struggle to deploy an advanced healthcare mobile strategy to meet development and usage needs while remaining HIPAA compliant. Entities need to give clinicians and users what they want out of a mobile environment while ensuring...

Healthcare Data Migration Benefits from Cloud Tools

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Every organization will undergo major and minor healthcare data migrations as clinical data needs to be moved to more advanced and scalable storage solutions. Understanding the data so the migration is done correctly the first time is the biggest...

Cloud-Based HIT Disaster Recovery Prevents Data Loss, Downtime

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are still hesitant to migrate to cloud-based HIT infrastructure systems because of security concerns stemming from storing PHI in an off-premises location. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack reiterates that fear, which...

Overcoming Healthcare Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hybrid cloud storage environments are a reality for healthcare organizations seeking to digitize their health IT infrastructure. However, many entities are challenged when deciding which workloads and applications are best suited for the cloud,...

Using Real-Time Analytics to Overcome Interoperability Issues

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are seeking real-time information by gaining a single, simplified view of patient data. However, organizations integrating disparate health data management systems can face interoperability issues and challenges with...

Successful Medical IoT Requires Cellular Connections

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting medical Internet of Things (IoT) devices to connect, but often runs into challenges when it comes to device design conflicting with the radio frequency (RF) signals. “The biggest challenge for...

CEO Judy Faulkner Airs Epic’s Views on EHR Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR interoperability is one of the most challenging issues facing the modern healthcare industry, but Epic Systems Founder and CEO Judy Faulkner thinks her company – and her rivals – are making short work of lingering technical problems...

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