Cloud Computing

 
SnapMD, a cloud-based telemedicine company, has closed a $600,000 seed round of funding with two California investment firms. In announcing the deal, SnapMD CEO Dave Skibinski said the investment would enable the company to add to the workforce and build on its technology.
August 16, 2013
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Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is a serious looking guy.
August 15, 2013
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The new platform, which resides in the Verizon's HIPAA-ready cloud, provides clinicians with access to up-to-date patient data from connected biometric devices so they can more efficiently monitor and manage patients from their home, or when they are on the go.
August 9, 2013
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In a recent blog post, John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, offers his views on why the Epic EHR has gained unprecedented momentum in the market among providers nationwide. So why does BIDMC prefer its home-grown technology?
July 31, 2013
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A 16-year-old boy in Bulgaria is helping some of MIT's smartest minds to map the human brain -- by playing an online game. And someday, that work might be used to solve the mysteries of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. He's the top "scorer" in the game, in which participants map connections between retinal neurons to develop a 3-D portrait of a single cell.
July 1, 2013
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush have confirmed the cloud-based EHR company's plans to expand in Atlanta, an idea that has been talked about for months. The fast-growing cloud-based health IT company, headquartered in Watertown, Mass., will invest $10.8 million in the expansion at the Ponce City Market development.
June 27, 2013
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While 90 percent of healthcare CIOs view IT innovation as critical to success, the more surprising statistic is that fewer than one-fourth consider their existing infrastructure capable of supporting such technological advancement.
June 26, 2013
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Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth and Miami-based CareCloud, two EHR companies that espouse the advantages of the cloud, seem to be on a fast track for growth.
June 18, 2013
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Health information technology leaders generally cite similar infrastructure priorities and challenges faced within the industry, but they disagree on approaches to addressing network scalability, executive support and cloud computing security, according to a new HIMSS study released Monday.
May 8, 2013
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The global bioinformatics market, valued at nearly $3.2 billion in 2012, is forecast to grow to nearly $7.5 billion by 2017, according to Wellesley, Mass.-based BCC Research. The market attracts considerable funding from central governments and is driven by applications across a variety of sectors, according to the research.
April 30, 2013
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As healthcare delivery organizations adopt a plethora of technologies to manage patient data, the quest to find qualified health IT workers to implement a smart health IT enterprise has become more challenging in recent years.
April 28, 2013
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As healthcare delivery organizations adopt a plethora of technologies to manage patient data, the quest to find qualified health IT workers to implement a smart health IT enterprise has become more challenging in recent years.
April 28, 2013
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Information Transforms Healthcare. As a Provider, you collect more data than ever before, from EMRs, patient surveys, home monitoring, to imaging. Collaborating on patient care is difficult at best—there’s so much data, it can’t easily be shared and it’s often incomplete. And new insights can only be derived from relevant information. IT executives can close the gap between maintenance and innovation budgets and deliver clinically relevant, operationally efficient, and fiscally sound solutions for the business. How? With a proven IT infrastructure that allows you to securely take advantage of newly digitized data.
November 7, 2012
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The wealth of electronic data generated by the U.S. healthcare system presents a paradox for healthcare providers. Cloud services offers healthcare an attractive solution, helping hospitals scale with ease, better manage resources, and provide fluid access and sharing of medical images across organizations, departments and providers – achieving a connectedness that supports healthcare organizations’ patient care goals. Learn why cloud services may be the solution to your healthcare organization’s medical imaging challenges.
November 7, 2012
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On June 1, enterprise imaging vendor DR Systems announced that it is developing an ambulatory imaging-centric EHR. According to DR Systems, the cloud-based, vendor-neutral EHR is scheduled to be available in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will be certified to facilitate meaningful use compliance for medical imaging specialists.
June 2, 2011
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In an age so defined by technology, two seemingly contradictory assertions seem pretty safe. First: the legal system will always be playing catch-up to technological change. Second: those who decide to use new technologies would do well to understand current law, regardless of whether or not it’s up-to-date.
June 2, 2011
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It's been a bad month for the cloud.
May 16, 2011
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Datacenters are booming. Demand grew 13% in 2010 and is expected to continue to accelerate according to New York research firm Tier 1. However, demand has outpaced the rate of construction for physical space, thus alternative strategies of data management are being considered.
May 6, 2011
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Cloud-based EHRs are being touted as a cost-effective alternative for physicians who are worried about the price tag of client-served, software-based EHRs. A recent article, however, questions whether they are such a good choice for a number of valid reasons.
August 18, 2010
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Distant thunder rumbles across the HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 horizon. That's the sound of cloud computing services gliding toward healthcare organizations.
May 12, 2010
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While conducting research for the long overdue and nearly completed report on Personal Health Clouds (Dossia, Google Health and HealthVault) came across a recently published report by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) addressing cloud computing security.
December 10, 2009
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The concepts of “security” and “privacy” of medical information (Protected Health Information, or PHI) are closely intertwined.
September 25, 2009
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The announcement of Salesforce.com investing and coordinating development efforts with Practice Fusion has brought talk of “cloud computing” to the fore.
August 13, 2009
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With the recent announcement of Salesforce.com's multi-million dollar investment in Practice Fusion, which offers a free, ad-supported physician EHR, "cloud computing" has again taken center stage. More and more health care providers are choosing cloud-based EHR models, opting to let hardware installation, data storage, and application hosting be someone else's headache.
August 6, 2009
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Riverbed Technology, the IT performance company, today announced that Medi-Clinic, one of the largest private hospital groups in the world, has deployed 58 Riverbed Steelhead appliances and the Central Management Console (CMC) at its Southern African operations.
June 15, 2010
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