HITInfrastructure

Healthcare Network Security

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Solutions to Guest Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Using Firewalls to Strengthen Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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,...

5 Essential Steps for Healthcare Cloud Data Migration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Lack of Data Decryption Could Endanger Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

In a recent study conducted by Ponemon, nearly two-thirds of organizations polled believed their organization could properly leverage data decryption technology in order to project against malicious network traffic.The use of of server socket...

What Cloud-Managed WLAN Has to Offer Healthcare Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Managing healthcare wireless networks can strain IT departments especially if those on the smaller side. And the growing popularity of mobile devices in the workplace and the constant connection needed Wi-Fi enabled medical devices makes network...

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...

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...

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,...

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