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  • WannaCry Ransomware Targeted Outdated HIT Infrastructure

    May 15, 2017 - Late last week, many countries around the world fell victim to the WannaCry ransomware attack. The cybersecurity breach targeted healthcare organizations and made its way to the US, after first heavily affecting the National Health Service (NHS). The attack impacted more than 150 countries and over 230,000 individual computers. Other affected organizations included Telefonica and Deutsche...

  • Successful Medical IoT Requires Cellular Connections

    May 9, 2017 - The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting medical Internet of Things (IoT) devices to connect, but often runs into challenges when it comes to device design conflicting with the radio frequency (RF) signals. “The biggest challenge for IoT in healthcare from an antenna and RF perspective is device shape,” Taoglas Co-Founder and Co-CEO Dermot O’Shea told HITInfrastructure.com....

  • Benefits of Object Storage to Health IT Infrastructure

    April 27, 2017 - Healthcare organizations struggle with clinical data storage as the volume of data produced by connected devices and EHRs continues to grow. Object storage is an option that will allow organizations to retrieve data from the data store quickly and securely. Key Information Systems Director of Cloud Service Clayton Weise sees potential in object storage to benefit the healthcare industry and...

  • How to Protect Patient Healthcare Data from Shadow IT Threats

    April 24, 2017 - Shadow IT is one of the most prominent threats to patient healthcare data because it often goes undetected unless the IT department has tools in place to flag and prevent the unauthorized use of third party apps and devices. Shadow IT comes into being when users access PHI on an unauthorized personal device or third-party application. Outdated and unsupported apps on personal devices can potentially...


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PrismTech Connects Edge IoT Devices, Data Sources with Apps

PrismTech announced the release of its new framework enabling interoperability among endpoint devices and edge Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Vortex Edge Connect provides organizations with a scalable framework, connecting data sources and...

Hyperledger Adds First Health IT Member to Blockchain Research

Hyperledger announced the first health IT company to join its collaborative blockchain project. Change Healthcare joined as a Premier Member and will work with other Hyperledger project members to help develop healthcare blockchain technology....

NIST Guide Focuses on Healthcare Wireless Network Security

Clearwater Compliance announced its partnership with NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to help organizations improve healthcare wireless network security. The partnership focuses on securing wireless infusion pumps....

Practical Applications of Augmented Reality in Healthcare

Augmented reality (AR) has intriguing implications in healthcare, but practical applications of the technology are still lagging behind, leading healthcare organizations to put it on the backburner. AR presents the user with a mixed reality by...

Using Real-Time Analytics to Overcome Interoperability Issues

Healthcare organizations are seeking real-time information by gaining a single, simplified view of patient data. However, organizations integrating disparate health data management systems can face interoperability issues and challenges with...

Healthcare IoT Requires Specific Architecture for Success

The healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging and organizations are faced with building and deploying IoT-ready infrastructure environments. Entities need to decide on the components that make up their IoT solutions and understand the different...

Flexible Data Rate Demands Fuel ExtremeSwitching Platforms

Extreme Networks announced the release of its Ethernet switching platforms supporting multi-rate high-performance enterprise switched networks. The company developed the ExtremeSwitching platforms in response to the constantly growing demand...

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