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FHIR May Not Help Healthcare Orgs Achieve Semantic Interoperability

September 24, 2018 - Healthcare organizations participating in the value-based care environment are in need of strong, secure data pipelines that can help them communicate across disparate health systems to coordinate and streamline patient care. As providers build out the infrastructure required to support meaningful health information exchange, they are keeping their eyes on the ultimate goal of complete...


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Adopting a Cloud-First Approach to Healthcare Data Integration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations look toward a future of seamless healthcare data integration, they are facing the difficult task of managing legacy systems and connecting disparate data siloes created by aging infrastructure. Poor integration...

How Will Amazon, Google, Microsoft Impact EHR Interoperability, FHIR?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Earlier this month Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce announced their intent to jointly commit “to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those that are...

Cloud-based Healthcare App Development Supports Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The evolution of healthcare IT still poses challenges for organizations going through digital transformations. As applications and continue to develop, organizations are looking to new methods and partners to get the most out of their...

APIs Are the “Missing Piece” for Healthcare App Interoperability  

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare app interoperability is not a new challenge for healthcare organizations. Over the past several years organizations have had trouble connecting their health IT tools to their EHRs. The increased use of application programming...

Ensuring Healthcare Networks Can Keep Key Data in the Fast Lane

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wireless and cellular technologies are advancing, and healthcare networks need to keep up in order to support digital tools and connected medical devices. Applying network upgrades to existing systems to accommodate more data and an...

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...

Understanding Healthcare Cloud Migration for Cost Benefits

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Using the healthcare cloud to organize data and cut back on overall costs can help organization adapt and prepare for the future. Healthcare organizations are constantly collecting structured and unstructured data from many different...

Improving User Experience with Healthcare Edge Networking, AI

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare poses unique challenges for IT infrastructure especially when it comes to solving challenges presented at the edge of the network. Understanding healthcare edge networking and how it’s impacting the industry is critical to...

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 Deploy, Manage Healthcare Multicloud Environments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are experiencing a digital transformation and introducing new digital tools into their health IT infrastructure at a rapid pace. In order to manage the tools that are driving digital transformation, organizations...

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...

Budget, Cost, Regulations Dictate HIT Infrastructure Upgrades

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Keeping up with advanced technology and evolving user expectations while remaining conscious of budget restraints and ROI is one of the biggest challenges facing HIT infrastructure administrators. Not all healthcare organizations function...

Key Ways to Overcome Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless network infrastructure issues have plagued healthcare since wireless devices began to be introduced into the industry’s infrastructure. Mobile and other connected medical devices are standard in healthcare...

Managing Healthcare Apps for Better Mobile Device Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Over the past several years, mobile device management strategies have evolved as healthcare organizations figure out the best way to manage their mobile devices. Implementing mobile device security without infringing on users’...

Value-Based Care Dictates HIT Infrastructure Advancement

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations face many IT infrastructure challenges as they seek out advanced solutions that will accommodate current and future infrastructure needs. Analytics, wearables, and blockchain are several of the tools organizations...

Health IT Infrastructure Requirements for AI Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are becoming more popular as healthcare organizations realize the potential applications in AI for providing better insight into data and improving patient care. AI can also be used to help...

How IoT, Edge Computing Can Impact HIT Infrastructure in 2018

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Many healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and are interested in what evolving advanced technology is working for other entities. The Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing are just two areas that could...

Low-Frequency Aids Accurate Real-Time Asset Tracking in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are rapidly adopting networked tools and devices to help improve workflow. From real-time asset tracking to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), these tools need a layered network that provides an accurate way...

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