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WiGig Solutions to Expand Bandwidth of Healthcare Networks

October 28, 2016 - The increased generation of electronic data and the steady proliferation of connected medical and IoT devices put pressure on health IT wireless networks. Wireless networking vendors are working to make wireless gigabit (or WiGig) available to enterprises as the demand for wireless docking, multimedia streaming, virtualization, and BYOD increases. The WiGig market is on the rise and Grand...


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WiGig Solutions to Expand Bandwidth of Healthcare Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The increased generation of electronic data and the steady proliferation of connected medical and IoT devices put pressure on health IT wireless networks. Wireless networking vendors are working to make wireless gigabit (or WiGig) available to...

Challenges of HIPAA Compliance in the Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Implementing cloud solutions as part of health IT infrastructure raises questions about HIPAA compliance when making use of cloud computing.  Healthcare cloud based technology functions differently than legacy storage or information sharing...

SDN Supports Digital Health IT Network Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Software-defined networking (SDN) has a place in health IT network infrastructure as enterprise virtualization continues to grow. The goal of enterprise network virtualization is to take strain off hardware and make the network more visible to...

Is Health IT Infrastructure Ready for the Internet of Things?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As the internet of things (IoT) grows so does the importance of a healthcare organization’s infrastructure to support increased connected devices of various kinds.  Gartner predicts that by 2018, 6 billion connected things will be...

Offline Apps Provide Healthcare Orgs Continued Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Connection outages and downtime represent major drawbacks for healthcare organizations considering implementing a cloud service solution or mobile applications. Service interruptions — scheduled or spontaneous — can cripple a healthcare...

Will Multi-Cloud Gain Traction in Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare data is no longer limited to on-premise servers as cloud storage continues to gain a firm foothold in the healthcare industry. Cloud storage exists in many forms, but not every cloud storage service option is the right fit for each...

Mobile VPN Adoption Continues in Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The adoption of mobile virtual private networks as part of health IT infrastructure is expected to grow in the coming years in order to support remote access to secure files and safeguard against continued threats from hackers, according...

Benefits of Open-Source Software to Healthcare Community

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Open-source code has found its place in health IT infrastructure, supported by organizations such as Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), to serve organization’s electronic health records (EHRs), medical practice management,...

Microsoft Unveils Improvements to IT Infrastructure Offerings

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016 for cloud applications at the annual Microsoft Ignite conference along with other initiatives to drive digital transformation in IT infrastructure. New product announcements...

Actifio’s Virtualization Eliminates IT Infrastructure Copy Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Top 10 Virtualization Terms in Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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)...

Survey Shows Growth in Cloud-Based Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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