Rick Cook

For the past 25 years Rick Cook has been a full-time freelance writer specializing in computers and high technology.

Fire
By Rick Cook 08:08 am March 30, 2015
It appears that FHIR is about to blaze through healthcare. At HIMSS15, HL7 will be demonstrating the latest version of its next-generation standards framework for healthcare.
Lights
By Rick Cook 07:59 am March 27, 2015
Software giant aims to help clinicians adjust to changing landscape with analytics, cloud and mobile software tools.
Hurdles
By Rick Cook 07:43 am February 20, 2015
Much the way telecommunications providers once struggled with the home stretch of connectivity, healthcare organizations today are grappling with compliance, disclosure policies and security.
By Rick Cook 02:18 pm May 29, 2014
As the volume and variety of medical images increases, providers are looking for better ways to store and access them.
Computers
By Rick Cook 10:35 am May 05, 2014
Disaster recovery traditionally hasn't had a very high priority in healthcare IT. Everyone knew it was important, but it came far down the list of spending priorities. That's changed significantly in the past five years.
Vendor-neutral archives for medical imaging
By Rick Cook 10:31 am April 24, 2014
As the volume and variety of medical images increases, providers are looking for better ways to store and access them. Vendor neutral archives are fast finding favor -- but in many respects the jury is still out on just what a VNA is and what it should offer.

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