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Actifio’s Virtualization Eliminates IT Infrastructure Copy Data

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Copy data is redundant copies of data stored on healthcare servers. Data is copied because unstructured analytics, migration, and backup solutions are copying and archiving data independently. This uncoordinated process results in multiple...

Dell EMC Improves Healthcare Data Archives with New Releases

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Dell EMC has just announced their latest managed service solutions, Dell EMC Clinical Archiving 2.0., and Dell EMC InfoArchive 4.1. The two solutions are part of the Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division (EDC) and designed to provide organizations...

Top 10 Virtualization Terms in Health IT Infrastructure

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Virtualization is a relatively new concept for health IT infrastructure and becomes complicated when terms describing its characteristics are thrown around. Most of these terms describe digital concepts and can be difficult to follow when mapping...

How Hadoop Supports Healthcare Data Analytics Infrastructure

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Organizations looking to embrace data analytics for improved patient care may want to consider Hadoop as a solution for their healthcare data infrastructure. Hadoop is an open-source distributed data storage and analytics application. Hadoop...

Virtualization Growth Continues in Health IT Infrastructure

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The projected growth of virtualization across enterprise industries indicates that server virtualization is potentially the future of health IT infrastructure, but healthcare providers will need to take a number of additional security precautions...

Ransomware Emerges as Top Health IT Infrastructure Threat

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Ransomware is the cause of forty percent of disruptive IT events, according to a new cross-industry survey by Fortium Partners, highlighting one of the top threats to health IT infrastructure and data security. The survey of more than 80 C-level...

54% of Orgs See Health IT Infrastructure as Top Mobility Test

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Fifty-four percent of healthcare organizations named health IT infrastructure as their top challenge when deploying employee mobile device usage, according to a recent survey released by Spok Holdings. Fifty-eight percent of healthcare organizations...

How WLAN Vendor Acquisition and Collaboration Affects Clients

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Wireless networks are a significant piece of health IT infrastructure responsible for security and connectivity. It’s important to be informed of any WLAN vendor changes to be sure HIPAA requirements are still being met. This month, Extreme...

Why Careful Health IT Infrastructure Planning is Essential

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A successful health IT infrastructure comprises many layers. From storage to wireless networks, these solutions need to work together to ensure electronic health data is secure and accessible. IT infrastructure is made up of the solutions used...

Oracle Sets Sights on Besting AWS Cloud Computing Offering

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Oracle is coming for Amazon Web Services (AWS) after announcing a new approach to cloud computing at their annual Oracle OpenWorld showcase. AWS is currently the world’s largest cloud provider in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)...

Solutions to Guest Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

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More and more hospital visitors are expecting guest access to healthcare wireless networks, so healthcare organizations need to plan accordingly. In a recent survey of healthcare IT trends, 77 percent of respondents stated their wireless network...

Survey Shows Growth in Cloud-Based Health IT Infrastructure

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Eighty-nine percent of healthcare organizations are currently using cloud-based health IT infrastructure, including cloud-based apps, according to a new survey from SADA Systems, and the vast majority of providers are likely to increase their...

What the Growth of Data Virtualization Means for Healthcare

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As part of an evolving health IT infrastructure, data virtualization offers a number of benefits from mobilizing access to clinical health data to organizing clearance parameters. Virtualization can also pose challenges for maintaining HIPAA...

Challenges of Building In-House Health IT Applications

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Research points to an increase in custom enterprise applications over the next few years, but is the healthcare industry ready to build in-house health IT applications? Healthcare professionals are known for being on the move and needing information...

Containers to Become a Key Part of Health IT Infrastructure?

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Containers are proving useful in enterprise IT infrastructure and have potential to grow in healthcare IT infrastructure as well. Containers are not limited to one part of an organization’s IT infrastructure. According to a recent survey...

Using Firewalls to Strengthen Healthcare Network Security

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Firewalls are the the first line of defense for securing healthcare network against the public internet. Firewalls are digital walls that stand between protected health data and potentially dangerous malware. Following an established set of rules,...

How SIEM Solutions Work to Secure Health IT Infrastructure

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Since the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) updated HIPAA in its omnibus rule, security information and event management (SIEM) solutions have gained traction in healthcare and health IT infrastructure bears the mark. The omnibus...

5 Essential Steps for Healthcare Cloud Data Migration

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Cloud migration is the process of moving data from on-site storage into the cloud, or from one cloud storage service model to another. Cloud migration is a delicate process involving careful planning from IT staff, especially in the healthcare...

Benefits of Cloud-Based Health Information Management Systems

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Healthcare organizations operate on a health IT infrastructure comprising programs and applications used by employees with differing needs. Each healthcare department requires specific tools to complete tasks, with most of these tools being digital...

Virtualization for Secure Healthcare Data Access Control

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Granting network access and enforcing access protocols are a large part of healthcare network security. Access control keeps unwanted and harmful visitors from gaining access to protected health information (PHI) by having users authenticate...

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