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  • Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Networking Standard Could Be Healthcare Game Changer

    January 11, 2019 - The next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless networking standard could be a game changer for healthcare organizations operating many bandwidth-intensive connected devices. This week the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced Wi-Fi Certified 6, which provides higher data rates, increased capacity, strong performance even with many connected devices, and improved power efficiency compared with...

  • Healthcare Blockchain Projects Need to Factor In HIPAA Compliance

    January 9, 2019 - Organizations need to consider the HIPAA compliance and state law implications of implementing a healthcare blockchain solution, advised Mirick O’Connell Partner Matt Fisher. A healthcare blockchain initiative raises issues under HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and state data privacy laws, he told HITInfrastructure.com in an interview. Fisher recommended that healthcare...

  • Network Segregation Is Best Way to Thwart Ransomware Attacks

    December 20, 2018 - Network segregation is the most important step a healthcare organization can take to thwart ransomware attacks, commented Kaspersky Lab Senior Security Researcher Brian Bartholomew. “Anything critical should not be directly connected to the internet,” Bartholomew stressed in a new Kaspersky Lab report Cyber Pulse: The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare. In addition,...

  • US Gov’t Report Says Health IT Infrastructure Impedes Competition

    December 5, 2018 - Health IT infrastructure often facilitates anticompetitive practices in healthcare, such as blocking clinical information exchange between providers or not supporting regional information sharing, according to a report released this week by HHS and the Departments of Treasury and Labor. At the root of this anticompetitive impact is the lack of interoperability among health IT...


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US Government Shutdown Delays OMB Review of ONC Health IT Rule

The US government shutdown, which is in its fourth week, is likely to further delay an ONC health IT rule being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), observed AMIA Vice President of Public Policy Jeffery Smith. OMB...

DoD Health Data Exchange Gets Bridge Contract As GAO Hears Appeal

The Department of Interior has awarded a six-month sole-source “sustainment bridge” contract for continued operation and maintenance of the Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX) system, which enables the Department of...

ONC Updates ISA Reference Edition on Healthcare Interoperability

ONC has released its updated healthcare interoperability standards, incorporating industry feedback into the 2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition. ONC solicited industry feedback on the draft ISA Reference...

Tahoe Forest Health Selects Aruba Over Cisco for Healthcare Network

Tahoe Forest Health System has decided to replace its current Cisco network with an Aruba mobile-first healthcare network for its two critical access hospitals and six specialty clinics. Tahoe Forest expects to save between $750,000...

Hospitals, Nursing Facilities Lack Health Data Sharing Infrastructure

Lack of robust health data-sharing infrastructure between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) is a key reason for poor hospital-to-SNF transitions for patients, resulting in missing, delayed or difficult-to-use information...

Cynerio Gets $7M for Healthcare Internet of Things Security Product

Cynerio, a startup providing cybersecurity for healthcare Internet of Things devices, has received an infusion of $7 million in its latest funding round. Investors in the most recent round are Accelmed, an investment firm focused on...

Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Networking Standard Could Be Healthcare Game Changer

The next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless networking standard could be a game changer for healthcare organizations operating many bandwidth-intensive connected devices. This week the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced Wi-Fi Certified 6,...

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