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Considerations for Planning Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

July 18, 2018 - Healthcare blockchain is rising as organizations find ways to apply the technology to improve their business and in turn improve patient care. Payers are currently using in the healthcare blockchain as a way to securely track transactions with providers. And now the latter are beginning to implement blockchain as a way to smoothly exchange information among different health systems. Obesity...


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Major Vendors Continue Investing in Health IT Infrastructure

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Consumer and health IT infrastructure technology are blurring together as Google, Amazon, and Apple are making significant leaps into the health IT space. Healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and introducing more...

Improving User Experience with Healthcare Edge Networking, AI

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Healthcare poses unique challenges for IT infrastructure especially when it comes to solving challenges presented at the edge of the network. Understanding healthcare edge networking and how it’s impacting the industry is critical to future...

Considering 802.11ax for Healthcare Wireless Networking

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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 connectivity...

Internet of Medical Things Devices Demand Dynamic Networks

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Organizations are relying on data more and more as digital tools prove to significantly help clinicians gain better insight into patient health. The data that Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices collect can also keep patients informed about...

Creating HIT Infrastructure to Support Healthcare Robotics

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Organizations are introducing robots into their HIT infrastructure to support clinicians, help treat patients, and assist during surgery. However, there is more to healthcare robotics than simply purchasing the machine and letting it do its job....

Walmart Patents Healthcare Blockchain, EHR for First Responders

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Walmart announced that it has been awarded a patent that will store customers EHRs on a healthcare blockchain that can be accessed via a wearable device. This patent is another example of large corporations seeing the value of medical technology...

ONC Promotes Open APIs to Solve Interoperability Challenges

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Interoperability remains one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations today. Despite the advancements providers are making through digital transformation and (application programming interfaces (APIs), many clinicians and patients...

Understanding the HIT Infrastructure Role in Value-Based Care

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As value-based care continues to drive providers to cut back on medical costs, organizations need to understand how significant advanced and innovative HIT infrastructure tools are to reducing overall care costs. One of the biggest tenants of...

Using Broadband, Wi-Fi for Healthcare Internet of Things

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Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming more prominent in the industry as many organizations see the value in tracking assets and monitoring patient health digitally. As more devices are added to the network, organizations need...

Microsoft, Apple, Google Secure HIT Infrastructure Patents

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Google, Microsoft, and Apple continue their efforts to break into the HIT infrastructure industry as they see value in securing patents for healthcare-oriented technology. Kalorama Information reported that about 84 percent of US hospitals have...

How to Approach Healthcare Blockchain Vendor Selection

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Blockchain is one of the most prominent buzzwords in health IT, but figuring out which vendors are experienced and healthcare oriented can be challenging when first looking into the technology. Knowing what to look for and what questions to ask...

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 technologies...

Healthcare Middleware Bridges New and Legacy HIT Solutions

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Provider organizations tend to hang on to legacy IT infrastructure longer than other business verticals because of budget and compliance restrictions. Healthcare middleware is a vital piece of HIT infrastructure that can help bridge the gaps...

Identifying Health IT Infrastructure Requirements for Telehealth

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As healthcare organizations continue to utilize telehealth programs, it’s more important than ever to make sure that all health IT infrastructure requirements for telehealth are met. Organizations that do not properly support their telehealth...

What Potential is in Healthcare Intent-Based Networking, Automation?

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Organizations are constantly looking for ways to fortify network security. Healthcare intent-based networking (IBN) can help give organizations a more dynamic approach to network security as more devices are added to the health IT infrastructure. ...

NIH Encourages Broadband Improvements for Rural Healthcare

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Using innovative HIT infrastructure tools to give patients better access to care options, including broadband improvements for telehealth, can help improve the quality of care for cancer patients in rural areas, according to a National Institutes...

Staff Experience, Standards Impact Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

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Healthcare blockchain is creating a lot of industry buzz and several solutions have been released this year. Blockchain development and implementation are quickly gaining momentum, but the technology may not be a standard part of health IT infrastructure...

Computer Assisted Coding Systems Help Orgs Handle Increasing Data

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Healthcare organizations are constantly producing and collecting medical data to help treat patients more effectively, and are also using the data for analytics purposes such as population health. Organizations need a computer assisted coding...

Hospital Information Systems Help Organize Tools and Data

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Healthcare organizations are constantly adding solutions to their IT infrastructure to keep up with the latest technology developments. Adding more solutions to HIT infrastructure makes it hard to keep track of each tool and the information it...

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