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Health IT Infrastructure

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...

Containers to Become a Key Part of Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

How SIEM Solutions Work to Secure Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Overcoming Challenges to Rural Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Critical access hospitals (CAHs) and small rural hospitals make up a large part of the healthcare industry in the United States. Major internet service providers don’t provide strong service in these areas, making it difficult for CAHs...

Protecting Health IT Infrastructure with Government Resources

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Electronic health data is never fully protected and with the growth of health IT infrastructure, data is more susceptible to cyber attacks. Cybersecurity is a large part of any network, cloud, or wireless infrastructure and is necessary for all...

Benefits of Healthcare Cloud Technology Adoption to Medicine

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cloud computing has much offer the healthcare industry, especially given the industry’s growing dependence on computer systems and connectivity. Risks associated with cloud technology contribute to skepticism among healthcare professionals...

Challenges Facing Large-Scale Healthcare Wireless Deployment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Deploying a large-scale wireless network is a serious undertaking for any healthcare organization. Hospitals don’t see a lot of downtime in network traffic because of around-the-clock operation, which can put strain on the most reliable...

Potential for Virtual Mobile Infrastructure in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) is the latest form of virtualization technology weaving its way into health IT infrastructure. VMI takes the concept of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and applies it to mobile devices and operating systems...

Using Virtual Machines to Benefit from the Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual machines are becoming more useful to health IT infrastructure in light of the growing popularity of cloud computing in the healthcare industry. Increased mobile device usage makes cloud computing necessary to efficiently retrieve data....

Preparing Health IT Infrastructure for BYOD Environments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Bring-your-own device (BYOD) strategies have been working their way into healthcare organizations over the past few years, giving users access to the healthcare networks and allowing organizations to cut spending on company-owned devices. Accessing...

Value of Wireless Site Surveys to Health Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wireless site surveys are important to every network assessment, but Wi-Fi enabled technology and the need for mobile access make site surveys a critical part of healthcare network deployment. When introducing the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard to an...

Benefits of 802.11ac to Wireless Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As the number of Wi-Fi-capable devices connecting to a health IT infrastructure grows, the importance of deploying the latest wireless technology becomes a top priority for organizations and their IT departments. With all employees from administrative...

How Virtual Private Networks Benefit Healthcare Technology

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Private networks are often the first line of defense for healthcare IT networks. With the growing adoption of healthcare cloud technology and digital recordkeeping, building a strong network and controlling the way people access it can help decrease...

Benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has carved out a place for itself in healthcare IT infrastructure. Constant access to electronic health data via the cloud represents the first step in mobilizing the healthcare workplace. VDI takes it a step...

Ensuring Disaster Recovery in Healthcare Cloud Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Benefits of healthcare cloud technology are not limited to running applications on thin clients and easily sharing electronic health data. Disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) ensures the resilience of data in the event of network outages,...

Health Network Security Challenges of Wireless Deployment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Recent policy changes in the healthcare industry are putting pressure on health network security. Once considered a luxury, secure, fast, and reliable wireless networks are now vital to every healthcare organization. Patient portals, cloud servers,...

Comparing Healthcare SaaS, PaaS, IaaS Cloud Technology

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

When it comes to healthcare cloud technology, not all service models are created equal and identifying which one supports the healthcare community most effectively isn’t always clear. Cloud is an umbrella term that refers to sharing computing...

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