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Utilizing Healthcare App Containers for Application Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are demanding more applications as they increase mobility and add flexibility to their IT infrastructure. Healthcare app containers are emerging as a key way to manage and deploy applications as scale. Although...

Interoperability, Virtualization Vital to HIT Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry has seen significant growth in HIT infrastructure technology far beyond the initial implementation of EHRs. As technology evolves entities are digitizing their tools to provide improved workflow and better patient...

3 HIT Infrastructure Tips for Success in Healthcare VDI Resurgence

by Bill Kleyman

I get the chance to work with healthcare organizations around the entire country. This includes major hospital chains, smaller clinics, and specialized healthcare like orthopedics. Over the course of the last five years or so, the use of...

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Expanding in Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Pivot 3 and Arrow Electronics announced their collaboration to make hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) more available to US healthcare customers. HCI is growing quickly across all major verticals as a way for organizations to deploy...

Dell EMC Helps HIT Infrastructure Handle Digital Transformation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dell EMC announced the expansion of its Open Networking initiative with new HIT infrastructure solutions and services to help organizations manage increasing network demands as they continue their digital transformations. The majority of...

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...

HIT Infrastructure Consolidation Increases Efficiently, Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

NIST released a new draft version of its Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations outlining how healthcare organizations can most effectively structure their HIT infrastructure. The draft guidance presents...

HIT Container Growth Slow But Hopeful as Management Solutions Mature

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are enthusiastic and optimistic about HIT containers for managing applications. However, adoption is hindered by the complexity of deploying, managing, and orchestrating containers at scale. The Cloud Foundry report, Hope...

Healthcare Cloud-Based VDI Adoption Reduces Infrastructure Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) adoption grows in healthcare as organizations begin to realize the benefits of increased visibility and control when moving desktops to the cloud. The increased demand for VDI deployments...

Cloud Adoption Hindered by Legacy Network Architecture

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are in the midst of a digital transformation as legacy systems are replaced with new cloud-based infrastructure. However, the transition is not smooth and many organizations are facing issues stemming from legacy...

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...

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...

Data Virtualization Assists HIT Infrastructure File Sharing

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructures are evolving rapidly, and data virtualization benefits organizations by giving them a way to conveniently store and view their data. The data is viewable to the user in a cohesive and easily visible way despite...

Container Growth Slow, Still Significant to HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are looking to containers to manage and deploy their applications for HIT infrastructure improvement, but entities are challenged by implementing containers at scale, according to the latest Cloud Foundry Survey. Cloud...

Kubernetes Supports Container Management for HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Open source clouds, virtualization, and application management efforts are growing in healthcare as vendors are using tools that are meant to enhance deployment and management of applications. Kubernetes is one such tool that is becoming...

AI, Data Driven Computing Essential to Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

VMworld 2017 brought together technology vendors and users to announce the latest tools and to share innovations meant to strengthen health IT infrastructure. Through the three day event, several themes remained consistent as tech leaders...

Pivotal, Google Cloud at Center of Recent VMware Collaboration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

LAS VEGAS—VMworld 2017 day two started with VMware announcing its collaboration with Pivotal and Google Cloud on the Pivotal Container Service (PKS). PKS allows enterprises and service providers to deliver Kubernetes on VMware...

VMWorld 2017 Highlights Collaboration for Innovation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

LAS VEGAS — VMworld 2017 kicked off with a keynote address from VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger that touched on several major themes working through the health IT infrastructure industry. Major points included the expectation end users...

VMware, Amazon Launch Collaboration of VMware Cloud on AWS

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

LAS VEGAS — VMware kicked off VMworld 2017 by announcing its strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS), bringing VMware Cloud to AWS. The initial partnership announced last October is currently available in the AWS US West...

Intermountain Uses Open Source to Improve HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Red Hat announced that Intermountain Healthcare is now using Red Hat solutions to migrate its proprietary legacy platforms to open source platforms to improve and modernize its HIT infrastructure. Salt Lake City-based Intermountain...

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