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Healthcare Industry Is Key Sector Fueling UCC Market Growth

December 4, 2018 - The healthcare industry will be one of the key sectors pushing UCC market growth, which is forecast by Global Market Insights to grow at a 9 percent CAGR and reach $57 billion by the end of 2024. Unified communications and collaboration, or UCC, integrate various communications services into a unified platform, helping companies to minimize service as well as...


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Healthcare Blockchain Could Solve Industry’s Biggest Problems

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare blockchain could solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare, such as compliance, interoperability, and data security issues, according to a recent study by CB Insights. The report looked at healthcare blockchain use...

Fear of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Can Delay Benefits

by Fred Donovan

There is a fear of artificial intelligence in healthcare that needs to be managed so that the healthcare industry can take advantage of AI benefits for patients, said Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies. Abramoff, who is...

HIMSS Analytics Establishes New Infrastructure Adoption Model

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIMSS Analytics announced its new infrastructure adoption model, INFRAM, to measure the technical infrastructure used in health systems. This framework will help organizations identify benchmarks it needs to reach before going live with...

Healthcare WAN Edge Infrastructure Supports Evolving Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wide area network (WAN) edge infrastructure is evolving as organizations need to support more dynamic networks that include on-premises and cloud-based models. “By year-end 2023, more than 90% of WAN edge infrastructure...

Advancements in HIT Infrastructure Tools Spawn Digital Transformation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Allina Health announced Oct. 18 it has joined AVIA, a network of healthcare organizations committed to transforming patient care through digital transformation, to help improve their HIT infrastructure. The recent advancements in health...

Lack of Broadband Access Can Hinder Rural Telehealth Programs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Telehealth programs allow patients to connect with their care providers from local clinics or the comfort of their homes. While this is useful to many patients who can’t easily meet with a provider or are interested in saving on...

Artificial Intelligence Requires Broader HIT Infrastructure Talent

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The HIT infrastructure landscape is rapidly changing, and organizations should keep their eyes on artificial intelligence (AI), cultural advancement, and processes becoming products as the result if increased digital capabilities and...

Software-Defined Networks Support Future-Proof Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are broadening their healthcare networks to reach out beyond the confines of the facility. In order to do this successfully there needs to be more visibility and control over the network, and many organizations are turning to...

Remote Patient Monitoring Supports Vendor Connectivity, Technology

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Reducing patient visits and improving long-term patient health motivate healthcare organizations to embrace remote patient monitoring. However without the healthcare network to support healthcare monitoring devices, organizations...

Healthcare IoT Community Provides Implementation Guidelines

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Internet of Things (IoT) Community announced the formation of its healthcare IoT Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE will be led by vendors including Zebra Technologies and Cerner along with health IT professionals. The CoE aims to...

Growing Mobile Availability Fuels Healthcare Mobile Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The dependence on mobile networks to keep patients and clinicians connected is expected to increase dramatically over the next several years, according to the latest GSMA Mobile Industry Impact Report. This increased availability is...

Rural Healthcare Network Connections Require IT Infrastructure Support

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Telehealth programs rely on strong IT infrastructure connectivity to support rural healthcare programs. Rural healthcare network connections begin at the provider organization, and the network is built from within to support remote...

5G Wireless Advancements Support Future Network Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The impending release of 5G wireless has organizations considering how they can leverage the technology. The ever-increasing number of connected medical devices leaves wireless networks strained, and the potential of 5G can help increase...

Dangers of Legacy Solutions to Health IT Infrastructure Systems

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Legacy systems can be a thorn in the side of health IT infrastructure professionals. Dated systems may still function but can be a huge liability when it comes to security and connectivity. The general attitude of health IT is “if...

Planning for Future Internet of Medical Things Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Patients and clinicians are interacting with digital devices more, which has led to the rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). These tools are advancing rapidly and are being used to treat patients more efficiently and...

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...

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...

Considering 802.11ax for Healthcare Wireless Networking

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless networking technology continues to advance, and organizations need to keep an eye on upcoming standards and how they will affect future connectivity. The upcoming wireless standard, 802.11ax, will help improve wireless...

Using Virtual Machines to Advance Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As organizations continue through their digital transformations, more are embracing virtual machines (VMs) to support their health IT infrastructure. Virtual machines support the growth and flexibility of the cloud and also allow...

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