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Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Others Boosting Healthcare IT Role

August 17, 2018 - The announcement made earlier this week by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce is the latest in a string of announcements and initiatives bringing tech giants into a more prominent role in health IT. A letter released by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and signed by the six companies, pledged that they are “jointly committed to removing...


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Health IT Outsourcing Grows for Hardware, Software, and Staff

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Healthcare organizations going through digital transformations are often challenged when deciding how to handle IT staff. More organizations are considering health IT outsourcing for staff, hardware, and software during this rapid growth...

APIs Are the “Missing Piece” for Healthcare App Interoperability  

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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...

Considerations for Choosing Public or Private Cloud-based EHRs

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Healthcare organizations are moving different IT infrastructure applications to the cloud. Cloud-based EHRs in particular are examples of applications that are migrating the cloud. There are several reasons why organizations choose to...

Importance of End-User Satisfaction to Health IT Infrastructure

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Health IT infrastructure is constantly changing as IT staff build and deploy new health systems. While end-users may not always notice when their devices are running smoother or connecting faster, they will notice when things aren’t...

Iron Mountain, ClearDATA Partner with Google Healthcare Cloud

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The healthcare industry is going through a digital transformation as organizations continue to leverage advanced digital tools to increase clinician workflow and improve patient treatment. As a result, large tech companies such as Google,...

Choosing Healthcare Private Cloud Over Public Cloud

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Moving data and applications to the cloud is becoming standard practice in healthcare as organizations seek more flexibility for the data produced by connected medical and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Many organizations are interested...

Selecting a Healthcare Mobile App Development Platform

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Healthcare organizations are creating more custom mobile apps for patients and clinicians and making mobile app development platforms a priority. Developing secure, functional apps quickly requires a platform that is usable and compatible...

Understanding Healthcare Cloud Migration for Cost Benefits

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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...

How to Plan for a Healthcare Muilticloud Environment

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Planning a healthcare cloud environment can be challenging, especially when so many options exist and there is no clear answer on which cloud technique will best serve each unique health IT infrastructure demand. More organizations are...

Benefits of Healthcare Public Cloud Managed Service Providers

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The demand for health IT infrastructure solutions that can scale to meet increasing data demands drives the need for flexible IT environments. The healthcare public cloud can help organizations scale up their infrastructure without...

Unstructured Healthcare Data Needs Advanced Machine Learning Tools

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Healthcare organizations collect massive amounts of unstructured healthcare data and many struggle to find tools that will allow that data to be used. Making unstructured data actionable with machine learning and artificial intelligence...

Healthcare Cloud Computing Evolves with Interoperable Platforms

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Organizations are using more flexible technologies together as healthcare cloud computing continues to evolve. Interoperability and flexibility in IT tools are crucial as organizations continue to use technology solutions to support the...

VMware, AWS Announce HIPAA-Eligible Hybrid Cloud

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VMware Cloud on AWS completed its third-party examination and now offers a HIPAA-compliant hybrid cloud environment for healthcare organizations. Healthcare organizations are continuing to move parts of their IT infrastructure to the...

Healthcare API Management Supports Applications Innovation

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Healthcare organizations deal with several application programming interfaces (APIs) when it comes to building apps and sharing data. Organizations going through digital transformations need to manage their healthcare APIs to create...

Cloud-Based Healthcare Blockchain Improves Efficacy, Control

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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...

Examining HIT Infrastructure Critical to Advanced Technology Success

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The progression of advanced healthcare technology leaves organizations eager to adopt solutions and tools that will vastly improve clinician and patient experience. However, organizations can’t adopt these advanced and revolutionary...

Microsoft’s GitHub Acquisition Impacts Healthcare Open Source Dev

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Microsoft announced its acquisition of GitHub, the web-based open source hosting service. Many healthcare organizations use GitHub for health IT related source code, so the acquisition could impact how organizations access and use...

Distinguishing Healthcare Mobile Apps from Web, Desktop Apps

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Making the distinction between healthcare mobile apps and web applications traditionally designed for desktops and laptops is one of the most significant challenges healthcare organizations face when modernizing their IT...

How DevOps Can Impact Healthcare IT Infrastructure

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I’ve really been enjoying diving into the world of DevOps. More specifically, I’ve had the chance to speak with leading healthcare providers to better understand how and where they’re leveraging DevOps to do some really...

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