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April 23, 2012  6:53 AM

How the cloud is changing what HealthIT is all about



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, Datacenter, HIT, private cloud, VM

For Healthcare IT, cloud computing has been the hottest subject which is helping by bringing more storage for health information, flexible infrastructure, reliable DR/BCP and ease of support and scalability.    While there are many additional advantages to the cloud, some of the most interesting...

April 15, 2012  10:42 PM

Some of the highlights of collaborative tools available today



Posted by: RedaChouffani
data exchange, EHR integration, Open Source, sharepoint

For some time now, enterprise users and healthcare organizations have turned to different intranet tools (Open Source, commercial products) to help manage internal document storage, authoring and project collaboration. But one trend I've noticed in the recent months is that there continues to be a...


April 15, 2012  10:40 PM

Should health organizations consider cloud based storage?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, nas, san, storage

Every year technology trends continue to impact our decisions concerning the emerging solutions and technologies that we will explore. But the more health organizations that officially start their journeys toward electronic health information, the more their storage needs are significantly,...


January 1, 2012  11:46 PM

Which topics will be significant for health care IT in 2012?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BI, business intelligence, cloud computing, Data analytics, HIPAA 5010, ICD-10, mhealth, mobile health, SaaS, Virtualization and cloud computing

As we ring in the New Year, we are faced with a myriad of questions regarding the new technology trends and changes that 2012 will bring, specifically those that stand to impact the health care arena. Below are just a few of the topics that will be widely discussed in the industry in the upcoming...


November 20, 2011  9:33 PM

Values of adopting cloud based services for healthcare organizations



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, cloud computing, IaaS, Infrastructure as a service, Virtualization, Virtualization and cloud computing

In the past year, it has been hard not to notice the significant growth of the healthcare industry. Technology adoption is on the rise, and providers are investing in new, updated facilities, ones that have innovative technological capabilities and advancements built...


August 28, 2011  9:03 AM

Top 7 reasons why health systems are hosting their EHR with vendors



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR integration, EHR vendor, IaaS, Infrastructure, Infrastructure as a service, IT department, IT staffing

For the majority of hospital executives and health IT leaders, implementing a new electronic health record (EHR) is a complex and taunting task from both an organizational and technical prospective. Not only are there major hardware...


July 24, 2011  10:14 AM

The next big thing for hospitals: Cloud-based document management



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, cloud computing, DMS, Document management systems, ECM, SaaS

For many health care organizations, going paperless is not simply about adopting electronic health records alone.  Many have discovered that there are additional paper-based documents that simply do not fit inside a patient's electronic chart.  Within the hospital setting, there are several...


June 26, 2011  8:50 PM

Top 10 reasons why hosted virtualized phones will be a must in health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, cloud computing, mhealth, mobile health, smartphones, Virtualization

As the cloud becomes the new avenue toward achieving efficient yet secure data storage, we are continuing to see an increase in the adoption of VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), as well as PCoIP (PC over IP).Organizations have justified the investment in this technology,...


April 17, 2011  9:11 PM

HealthVault and its cloud services



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud computing, GoogleHealth, mhealth, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, PHR

When it comes to personal health records (PHRs), there are several options to choose from in today’s market. The goal of a well designed PHR is to provide a wide range of functionality and ease of use, while being truly interoperable, and with some of the big...


April 10, 2011  8:32 PM

A look at cloud services in health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

Information technology continues to see significant evolution, now more than ever, as the industry is truly on the verge of changing the way health IT infrastructures are managed, provisioned and protected. Cloud...

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