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Healthcare Firms to Spend Average of $32M on Artificial Intelligence

November 16, 2018 - Healthcare organizations surveyed by Optum said they planned to invest an average of $32.4 million over the next five years on artificial intelligence. A full 91 percent of 500 US healthcare leaders said they expect to see a return on investment (ROI) for AI over the next few years. Hospital execs expect to see the ROI in four to five years, while health plans hope to see ROI in three...


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ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum Focuses on FHIR API, Faxes

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ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum, held this week in Washington, DC, focused on the future of the FHIR API in the healthcare space and the continued use of faxes to exchange health records. The Fast Healthcare Interoperability...

What Does Potential VMware, Dell Merger Mean for Healthcare Cloud?

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VMware is poised to buy Dell in a reverse merger in response to the growing demand of cloud-based enterprise IT infrastructure. Dell and VMware both have their hands in healthcare IT, so what could this potential merger mean for health IT...

UPMC Embraces Advanced Health IT Infrastructure with New Hospitals

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) announced its plans to over-haul it’s health IT infrastructure by investing $2 billion to digitally transform its environment across UPMC’s many locations. UPMC intends to become...

WPA2 Vulnerability Threatens Healthcare Network Security

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CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) released an announcement warning organizations about a wide-spread WPA2 protocol vulnerability. This vulnerability can access devices and WiFi access points (APs) to steal data or infect a protected...

AI, Data Driven Computing Essential to Health IT Infrastructure

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Android Oreo Improves Enterprise Mobility Management, Security

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Android announced the availability of its latest operating system Android 8.0 Oreo which includes new enterprise mobility management, application programming interface (API), and security features. Work profile on work managed devices is...

Vibrent Health SaaS Precision Medicine Platform Granted ATO

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Vibrent Health announced its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) precision medicine platform, Learning Health System (LHS), was given Authority to Operate (ATO) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Vibrant LHS’ security and...

Amazon Secret Healthcare IT Tech Team Focuses on EHRs, Alexa

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Amazon has started a secret skunkworks lab dedicated to healthcare IT to improve upon EHRs, telemedicine, and other upcoming health IT infrastructure opportunities. Amazon has named its health IT team 1492, and it is based out of Seattle...

Noninvasive Healthcare Tools Support Value-Based Care

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HeartFlow and GE Healthcare announced their collaboration in increasing the availability of HeartFlow FFRct to assist clinicians in diagnosing patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), using noninvasive healthcare tools. HeartFlow...

Red Hat Announces Health IT Infrastructure Improvements

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Red Hat announced that Molecular Health deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA to support its new precision medicine analytics platform, Molecular Health GuideTM (MH Guide), helping the tool be better integrated into health IT...

WannaCry Ransomware Targeted Outdated HIT Infrastructure

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Late last week, many countries around the world fell victim to the WannaCry ransomware attack. The cybersecurity breach targeted healthcare organizations and made its way to the US, after first heavily affecting the National Health Service...

Adventist Health Deploys Advanced Clinical Research Platform

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Bio-Optronics and Adventist Health System (AHS) announced the adoption of the Clinical Conductor Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) at two of AHS’s research institutes. The deployment includes a CTMS-EHR integration with Cerner...

Real-Time Operating Systems Support Healthcare IoT

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A large aspect of advanced health IT infrastructure is giving clinicians access to real-time data to assist them in making informed decisions at the point of care. As a result, the real-time operating systems (RTOS) market for the...

Recent Imaging Platform Collaboration Highlights EHR Solutions

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National Decision Support Company (NDSC) announced its collaboration with MEDITECH to integrate its CareSelect Imaging platform with MEDITECH’s electronic health record (EHR) solutions. The federal mandate going into effect on...

Pure Storage, Cisco to Improve Infrastructure Data Storage

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Pure Storage has announced their expanded collaboration with Cisco to improve their FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution allowing data centers to better support large-scale virtual desktop deployments. Pure Storage chose Cisco as...

Microsoft Unveils Improvements to IT Infrastructure Offerings

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Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016 for cloud applications at the annual Microsoft Ignite conference along with other initiatives to drive digital transformation in IT infrastructure. New product...

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