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July 7, 2013  9:54 PM

Application virtualization and its impact on tablet adoption



Posted by: RedaChouffani
applicaiton, Virtualization

There is a constant demand for more storage and computing power to support the implementation and upgrading of hospital systems. This often requires the presence of virtualization. Server, desktop, and storage virtualization all attempt to maximize the use of specific hardware while reducing its...

May 7, 2013  8:42 PM

Four cloud service providers competing for healthcare customers



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud

As more organizations move to the cloud and infrastructure management eases on IT departments, there is a steady shift from maintenance mode to more of a business and technology focus. Many IT executives are reviewing the full benefits and capabilities of cloud services, as part of the...


March 25, 2013  9:12 PM

When choosing an EHR, consider all options



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud EHR, EHR, EHR systems, Electronic health records, ONC, SaaS

Since the enactment of ARRA and the stimulus package, which offered financial incentives for the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) for eligible physicians and hospitals, the adoption rate of EHRs has increased significantly.  According to a


March 11, 2013  8:54 PM

What mobility means for desktops in HIT



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mHealth apps, mobile devices, mobility, tablets, VDI

More and more mobile users are using their devices to access enterprise content and cloud hosted data related to their organization. This has enabled the workforce to access information from anywhere, at anytime. But there are still some limitations to mobile devices, preventing them from being...


January 28, 2013  8:46 PM

What does a hospital-based EHR or SaaS mean to innovation?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ACOs, EHR, SaaS

As we continue to see a shift toward new payment models for care delivery and more care collaboration and information sharing, adopting or participating in Software as a Service (SaaS) by a hospital for...


December 4, 2012  7:56 AM

Health care technologies that can help independent physicians



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, EHR systems, HIE, SaaS, smartphones, tablets, voice recognition

A recent study performed by Accenture provided evidence that the number of private practices and independent physicians is continuing on...


November 13, 2012  6:40 PM

Public, private and maybe a personal virtual cloud



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, EHR, Social media, virtual assistant

We are seeing more of a clear distinction of public, private and occasionally hybrid cloud adoption, after considerable conversation around the available adoption...


October 30, 2012  6:56 AM

Top considerations when using cloud computing



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, IaaS, SaaS, vcloud, VMWare

Health care organizations are recognizing the benefits of what technology has been able to deliver in terns of automation, consolidation and innovation. Cloud computing continues to promise a much more robust, scalable, and on demand infrastructure in the server and storage space. Health care...


July 30, 2012  10:45 PM

Why cloud based EHR is on its way to medical organizations



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud computing, cloud EHR, EMR

There has been a significant interest in cloud computing in the past few years.  This area continues to help many adopters reduce operational costs by moving many of the business applications to the cloud.  And as more end users begin to use cloud based Apps for day-to-day work...


May 21, 2012  10:28 AM

More refined skill sets needed for tomorrow’s HealthIT professionals



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud computing, HIT, IT Jobs

Technology continues to interest many healthcare professionals.  New innovations provide the promise of improving care, increasing revenue as well as reducing costs.  On a weekly if not daily new products and solutions enter the market place and bring new exciting possibilities.  For healthcare...


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