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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...

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...

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