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Considerations for Connected Medical Device Networks

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Connected medical devices are becoming a more vital part of health IT infrastructure as more Internet of Things (IoT) devices are introduced into healthcare networks. Today, most medical devices are required to have networking capabilities. Healthcare...

mHealth Growth Depends on Rural Broadband Access

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Healthcare organizations are building up their health IT infrastructures to support increased interests in mHealth growth for remote care and patient monitoring. Increased mHealth programs also calls for better broadband access for patients....

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 FFRct uses...

Healthcare Internet of Things Seeks Advanced 5G Wireless

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Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices are gaining popularity, which calls for a better way to connect the devices to the network using fifth generation cellular (5G) wireless technology. The increasing number of devices connecting to the...

Medical Device Communication Standard Aids Interoperability

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The IEEE announced the availability of its 11073-20702 —Health informatics: Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication—Standard for Medical Devices Communication Profile for Web Services. The IEEE also announced its approval of two...

Virtualization of HIT Infrastructure Supports Value-Based Care

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CipherHealth announced its deployment of IBM Power Systems to support its HIT infrastructure, running it more efficiently through reducing costs and rate of patient readmission. CipherHealth needed to upgrade its health IT infrastructure to cut...

HIT infrastructure Advancements Challenged by Internal Support

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Healthcare organizations are eager to implement HIT infrastructure advancements, but are often unable to adopt the technology as quickly as they would like. This often happens because current infrastructure does not support it or organizations...

How Epic Healthy Planet Promotes Healthcare Interoperability

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Orange Care Group’s independent Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Independent Physician Association announced their plans to adopt Epic’s Healthy Planet program to promote healthcare interoperability. The collaboration features...

Care Coordination Key for Interoperability, Patient Care

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The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) and Integra Community Care Network announced their new service Care Management Alerts and Dashboards. The health IT infrastructure care coordination technology aims to proactively coordinate care to support...

APIs, Modern Infrastructure Fuel Health IT Interoperability

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Healthcare organizations are making efforts to digitize their IT infrastructures but often struggle to maintain health IT interoperability among digital healthcare systems. The continued difficulty for seamless interoperability has driven the...

Health IT infrastructure Gaps Create Patient Safety Risk

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Healthcare organizations are faced with roadblocks when it comes to accurately retrieving complete patient data. Many of these obstacles can be traced back to an organization’s health IT infrastructure, interoperability, and how successfully...

PatientPing, WellStar Collaborate on Care Coordination

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PatientPing announced its partnership with Georgia-based WellStar Health System to provide care coordination to one of the largest health systems in Georgia. The collaboration aims to increase communication among WellStar’s 11 hospitals,...

Why EHR Interoperability Requires Health IT Infrastructure

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Healthcare organizations are still challenged by EHR interoperability, and are seeking health IT infrastructure tools to ensure data is accurately, efficiently, and securely shared. Eagle Physicians and Associates and Cone Health announced the...

Healthcare PCs Reduce Secure Login Times, Improve Patient Care

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Healthcare organizations continue to digitize their health IT infrastructure, which calls for more advanced tools for clinicians that reduce secure login times. HP Senior Director of Worldwide Healthcare Reid Oakes told HITInfastructure.com why...

Internet of Medical Things Improves Health IT Infrastructure

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The healthcare industry stands to gain a significant amount of advancements by continuing to add Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices to their health IT infrastructure. IoMT devices can lead to more accurate diagnoses at the point of care...

Real-Time Data Sharing Supports Improved Patient Care

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Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) and Image Steam Medical announced their joint virtual presence solution, MedPresence, which allows clinicians to virtually collaborate using real-time data sharing. The tool connects clinicians working...

Gartner EMM Report Highlights Mobile Security Advancements

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With evolving healthcare mobile devices, organizations must consider an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution that can adapt to the rate of device advancement and address mobile security concerns. Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for...

Aruba Launches Integrated WLAN Asset Tracking Solution

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Aruba Networks announced the release of its location-based, fully integrated WLAN asset tracking solution to assist healthcare organizations in lowering operational costs caused by misplaced equipment. The solution is integrated into the Aruba...

Healthcare Mobility Device Diversity Key Challenge

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Spok Holdings released the second part of its annual healthcare mobility survey, determining that organizations need their health IT infrastructure to support a variety of mobile devices. The survey polled over 300 U.S. healthcare professionals...

AMIA Stresses Broadband Access is Social Determinant of Health

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) released a letter urging the FCC to categorize broadband access among the social determinants of health as they continue to develop policies and programs in the future. AMIA agrees with what...

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