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NAC Denies Unauthorized Devices Access To Health IT Network

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Healthcare organizations allowing mobile devices to access IT infrastructure need to manage which devices are granted rights to their network. Network access control (NAC) protects the network by passing devices through security clearance protocols...

Certified Health IT Infrastructure Requirements of MACRA Rule

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The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the publishing of a final rule to implement provisions of to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), introducing a new program called the Quality Payment Program....

Is Health IT Infrastructure Ready for the Internet of Things?

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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

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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...

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...

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...

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,...

Overcoming Challenges to Rural Health IT Infrastructure

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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...

What Cloud-Managed WLAN Has to Offer Healthcare Networks

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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

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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...

Value of Wireless Site Surveys to Health Network Security

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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

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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

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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

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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,...

Can Wire Data Monitoring Streamline Health IT Performance?

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While the vast majority of technology professionals would give almost anything to be able to design a fully functional, streamlined, interoperable health IT infrastructure from the ground up, the reality of the reality of the healthcare industry...

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