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Digitizing Health IT Infrastructure Promotes Value-Based Care

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Organizations are digitizing their health IT infrastructures as new technologies are developed and advanced technology becomes more tied to value-based care. A recent Frost & Sullivan report pointed out that while there have been health IT...

Asset Tracking Significant to IoMT Availability, Security

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As healthcare organizations continue to adopt Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices, their many uses become more apparent. Connecting medical devices to the network not only allows them to transmit clinical data, but it also gives organizations...

How SD-WAN Simplifies Healthcare Network Infrastructure

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Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) are growing in healthcare because of their potential for centralized management and better software, simplifying healthcare network infrastructure. The technology’s potential has inspired vendors...

How Red Hat’s Linux Update Affects HIT Infrastructure, Security

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Red Hat announced the availability of its latest version of its Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4. The updated platform simplifies complex IT tasks, and supports physical servers, virtual machines, and public and private cloud deployments...

Bluetooth Mesh Networking Could Improve Healthcare IoT

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Bluetooth recently announced its support of Bluetooth mesh networking, which supports large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) deployments and building automation. Bluetooth mesh networking uses the low-power radio technology to connect enabled devices...

Advancing SD-WAN Fuels Latest Riverbed, Xirrus AP Release

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Riverbed announced the release of a new Xirrus Wi-Fi access point (AP) that utilizes SD-WAN and supports intelligent management and edge computing devices. The Riverbed Xirrus Wave 2 AP operates on the 802.11ac standard and was built to support...

Legacy Data Management Slows Real-Time Analytics Adoption

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Healthcare organizations that are trying to make better use of data through real-time analytics are struggling with data management as legacy methods are not robust enough to support more advanced data processing. A recent study conducted by...

Dropbox Supports Healthcare Data Exchange and Collaboration

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The adoption of Dropbox as a healthcare data exchange tool for content sharing and collaboration is on the rise in healthcare. Dropbox is a cloud-based, file-hosting service that makes a user’s files available on all devices by adding them...

Hybrid SD-WAN Enhances Healthcare Network Management

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CenturyLink announced the release of its managed hybrid software-defined networking in the WAN (SD-WAN) solutions that will allow organizations to manage traffic flow across the broadband network as well as private MPLS networks. SD-WAN significantly...

EHR Interoperability Transformations Affect HIT Infrastructure

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Surescripts announced the addition of 14 new health systems to its National Record Locator Service (NRLS), which aims to enhance EHR interoperability among disparate healthcare systems. The new health systems include Allegheny Health Network...

Advanced HIT Infrastructure Could Solve EHR Dissatisfaction

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Electronic health records (EHRs) are a reality for healthcare organizations, but many clinicians express dissatisfaction with how their EHRs perform. Several advances HIT infrastructure solutions may be able to help solve clinician EHR dissatisfaction....

Open Source Blockchain Development Critical to Standardization

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced that 34 more organizations have joined its group to help develop an open source blockchain standard. New members include Cisco, Talkcrypto.org, Technical University of Munich, and MadHive. EEA seeks...

Deep Fiber Networks Help Close Digital Divide, Supports IoT

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Healthcare organizations are digitizing their health IT infrastructure to support an increased adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, mHealth, and telemedicine initiatives. Mobile devices need to be supported by a robust and reliable network,...

Extreme Networks Acquires Enterprise Networking Business

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Extreme Networks announced its acquisition completion of Avaya’s enterprise networking business. The acquisition will allow the company to grow in its end-to-end software driven solutions. Extreme Networks will acquire Avaya’s network...

Value-Based Care Depends on Developed Mobile Strategy

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Healthcare organizations are gaining mobility as they continue to embrace advanced IT infrastructure technology. However, many entities still struggle with mobile strategy and how to best manage and use mobile technology in the face of value-based...

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...

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