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Major Tech Firms Partner to Boost Healthcare IT Interoperability

November 19, 2018 - Major tech companies, like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, are increasingly partnering with health IT vendors to remove barriers to healthcare IT interoperability. In a letter released recently by ITI, these companies, along with IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce, “jointly committed to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those...


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Healthcare Blockchain Is Poised to Transform Patient Care

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Healthcare blockchain technology has the potential to transform patient care, observed Bill Frist, a heart and lung transplant surgeon, former Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of the health service investment...

Fear of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Can Delay Benefits

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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...

Hospital Executives Want Customized Integrated Health Systems

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In response to an increase in hospitals’ acquisition of medical practices, more than one-third of hospital system executives said they want customized integrated health systems including practice management (PM), revenue cycle...

New Healthcare Blockchain Effort to Ease Credentialing Burden

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A new healthcare blockchain initiative has been launched to help ease the administrative burden of professional credentialing, a process that can require four to six months to complete. The effort, called the Professionals...

AWS Expands HIPAA Eligible Machine Learning Services

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the expansion of its machine learning services to healthcare organizations. Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend, and Amazon Transcribe are now HIPAA compliant. Healthcare professionals can now take...

EHR Integration Among Top Health IT Infrastructure Priorities

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The foundational technologies that make up health IT infrastructure are critical to supporting telehealth, patient engagement, population health management, and value-based care. According CHIME’s Healthcare’s Most Wired:...

HIMSS Analytics Establishes New Infrastructure Adoption Model

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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...

Microsoft Azure Supports Full Suite of AI, Automation Platforms

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H2O.ai announced the availability of its full suite of AI platforms in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Microsoft Azure customers will now have access to all the open source artificial intelligence (AI) vendor’s AI products including...

Healthcare WAN Edge Infrastructure Supports Evolving Networks

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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...

Blockchain in Healthcare Could Be “Game Changer” for EHR Interoperability

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Blockchain in healthcare is a potential game changer for the way providers exchange data. However, understanding the potential of blockchain and how to realistically implement it are not always clear. According to a recent Deloitte...

Lack of Use-Cases Delay Healthcare Blockchain Implementation

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Healthcare blockchain is growing, but with the technology being so new, organizations should be aware of what obstacles may hinder blockchain adoption before adding the technology to their health IT infrastructure strategy. Blockchain is...

Advancements in HIT Infrastructure Tools Spawn Digital Transformation

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Digital Transformation Promotes HIT Infrastructure Automation Adoption

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Advancing HIT infrastructure technology calls for organizations to use tools to help IT staff with mundane repetitive tasks so they can spend more time innovating and planning for the future. This drive for simplified management through...

eClinicalWorks Announces Integration with CMS Blue Button 2.0 API

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eClinicalWorks announced its approval to integrate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Blue Button 2.0 application programming interface (API). The Blue Button 2.0 API will help eClinicalWorks users obtain certain...

Remote Patient Monitoring Supports Vendor Connectivity, Technology

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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 Internet of Things Influences Increased Blockchain Interest

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Clinicians and patients are connecting to the network using healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The increased number of devices connecting to the network can cause security concerns which blockchain may be able to solve in the...

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