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Is Cloud-Based Technology the Key to Treating Chronic Disease?

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Despite being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the United States still harbors one of the most unhealthy populations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven of the top 10 causes of death are chronic illnesses, and nearly half of American adults are afflicted with at least one chronic health issue. Despite having limitless knowledge at our fingertips, we still can't seem to get our health in check. 

However, we do have one technology that shows promise in tackling this widespread dilemma: the cloud. Not only does the cloud further research and help with the management of chronic diseases, it can help prevent them too. Hybrid cloud computing, health apps, and internet of things (IoT) can all take part in the improvement of people's health and healthcare in general. Need a little more information? Here's what you need to know.

Improving Disease Research

Healthcare Information Systems and the Cloud in 2018

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Technology always presents a future that is evolving radically. Even in healthcare, an industry that has oftentimes trailed in terms of tech, it's becoming clear that the cloud is the way of the future. 

This has direct implications for patient care and data, and most significantly for the evolution of security connected to the cloud and information systems. The research company Forrester recently released a report where the title itself says enough: "Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere." 

Thus, it's fair to assert that the future of healthcare can only move in one direction, and that's to fuller cloud-based integration.

How Tech is Changing Healthcare

Advantech and IGEL Offer Easy-to-Manage Cloud Computing Solutions for the Healthcare Sector

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IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, and Advantech, a leading provider of medical computing solutions, today announced an ongoing development and technology partnership. The result of the partner collaboration will be shown for the first time at the world's largest medical fair - MEDICA - to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from Nov. 13-16, where Advantech's point-of-care (POC) medical computer will be demonstrated with the IGEL OS. The solution combines Advantech's hardware expertise and IGEL's software know-how to enable unique endpoint management capabilities especially designed for the healthcare sector.

Secure IT environment, easy management

Cloud computing decision guide: Breaking down 7 top solutions for healthcare

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To help with your planning, this Healthcare IT News Cloud Computing Buyers guide looks at the top four IaaS providers, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM. A report from Synergy Research Group found that these platforms have over 60 percent of the public cloud market. (Amazon has the lion’s share with 33 percent share; the other three divide 27 percent of the market.) The market is far from stable, however; Microsoft and Google each achieved an annualized growth rate of 80 percent in the first quarter of 2017.

We also look at services from three companies who specialize in supporting healthcare providers with managed services: ClearData, CDW and VMware.

Shop carefully. “Read the fine print and really make sure you ask a lot of questions,” Snedaker says. “Don’t take a sales rep’s word for anything. Not to disparage sales reps, but if it’s not in the contract, it really doesn’t matter what the salesperson said.”
 

Tintri Enterprise Cloud Platform Helps Leading Healthcare Organizations Increase Infrastructure Agility

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Tintri, Inc., today announced growing adoption of its enterprise cloud solutions by healthcare organizations, increasing its role in helping organizations spend less time and money on infrastructure so they can focus on innovation and patient care.

By replacing legacy technology with an enterprise cloud, Tintri addresses the objectives of large healthcare organizations-including hospitals, clinics, pharmaceuticals and device manufacturers. Organizations that rapidly expand their data footprints and add new applications need the agility to spin up new projects quickly and scale fluidly. Many of these organizations also face strict security and compliance requirements.

For these reasons, healthcare companies are turning to Tintri to capture the agility of public cloud within the control of their data center. That's why six of the ten largest global pharmaceutical companies, as well as several medical and research centers, have purchased Tintri systems.

Key Benefits of the Cloud in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is among the fastest when it comes to implementing cloud computing across the board. A few years ago, big industry players were still focusing on medical imaging and the implementation of electronic health records of EHRs. Today, however, a lot of big hospitals and medical institutions are fully utilizing the cloud to their advantage.

Speaking of advantages, there are a number of key benefits offered by the implementation of cloud in healthcare. These benefits are not just helping healthcare service providers operate better, but benefiting patients as well. Here are the key benefits of the cloud in healthcare.

Faster and More Accurate Treatments

Doctors, physicians, and nurses - healthcare providers in general - rely on information to provide patients with accurate and effective treatments. The information they needed was stored in the form of printed documents and offline digital archives. Before doctors could gain access to a patient's complete medical records, they needed to jump through hoops to get them.

Commvault and CloudWave Bring Streamlined Cloud Backup and Recovery to Healthcare Market with Powerful New Service Offering

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Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud for the healthcare market, today announced that its Commvault Data Platform was selected by CloudWave to power its new OpSus Backup service. The new healthcare backup-as-a-service (BaaS) offering - part of the OpSus Healthcare cloud services portfolio - enables healthcare organizations to quickly, easily and securely use the cloud to protect and recover mission-critical application data. By building the OpSus Backup service on Commvault's comprehensive data management platform, CloudWave is able to deliver healthcare enterprises a fully-managed backup service that cuts costs while minimizing security, business continuity and regulatory compliance risks. Today's announcement was made at HIMSS 2017, being held Feb. 19 - Feb. 23, in Orlando.

OpSus Backup supports healthcare enterprises' efforts to implement holistic data management strategies that allow them to protect, control and derive more value from all their data. OpSus Backup uses Commvault's holistic data management platform to backup data on Tier 4 data centers, and encrypt data both in transit and at rest. Both healthcare enterprise IT staff and CloudWave's team of healthcare IT experts can use the service to initiate, monitor and maintain backup operations, as well as perform on-demand data restoration on secure landing zones.

 

Auxilio, Inc. Announces New Print as a Service Solution with Win of MaineHealth Contract

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Auxilio, Inc., a leading provider of complete Document solutions and IT security for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has signed a five-year contract with MaineHealth, a prominent 1,100 bed health system employing more than 11,000 employees. MaineHealth is the Company's first Print as a Service (PRaaS) customer. PRaaS is Auxilio's new offering providing hospitals a scalable and customizable service to address all or some aspects of the document continuum.

"Even with the implementation of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) technology, healthcare continues to experience highly fragmented and unmanaged print environments. Due to the demand from our customers asking us to perform a root cause analysis, we are evolving from traditional managed print services (MPS) to offering a menu of comprehensive services helping hospitals solve security vulnerabilities, document workflow issues and printing flexibility," says Simon Vermooten, Auxilio's EVP of Document Solutions.

BlackMesh Introduces Healthcare Managed Cloud Solution

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BlackMesh, a leader in fully-managed dedicated and cloud-based solutions, announced today it is continuing to provide innovative technology solutions to the healthcare market by launching its HIPAA-compliant Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. The cloud offering is designed to meet the specific technical and regulatory needs of the healthcare industry.

BlackMesh’s private healthcare cloud solution meets the strict requirements of the healthcare industry and provides the highest-level of security for important medical data, including Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and other healthcare applications. With the BlackMesh HIPAA-compliant cloud platform, agencies within the healthcare sector can focus on patient-related project initiatives, not underlying network operations or security.

Dizzion Achieves HIPAA/HITECH Compliance for Secure Virtual Desktops

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Dizzion, Inc., a full-service end user computing (EUC) provider, today announced that it has been independently validated by cyber risk management advisors, Coalfire, who found that Dizzion’s control posture is in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Breach Notification Rule. Dizzion, having met HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requirements will assist healthcare organizations, covered entities and business associates in attaining and maintaining compliance with HIPAA and HITECH.