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Planning for Data Backup, Recovery in Health IT Infrastructure

Healthcare data backup and data recovery are critical components of every health IT infrastructure. The inability to access data is a serious issue in healthcare. Organizations constantly face the possibility of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and natural disasters that can make it impossible for clinicians to access the data they need to treat patients. It’s not a question of if...


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Understanding Healthcare Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Healthcare Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), sometimes called Hardware-as-a-Service, is becoming more popular as organizations migrate parts of their infrastructure to the cloud. Infrastructure delivered as a service can significantly cut back...

Pros and Cons of PACS, VNAs for Medical Image Data Storage

As healthcare providers invest in new medical imaging technologies that produce increasingly large and complex data files, organizations need to implement infrastructure tools that can support the storage and appropriate access of necessary patient...

How to Build a Successful Healthcare Mobility Solution

Mobile devices are a significant part of health IT infrastructure as users look for the most convenient ways to use devices to treat patients. Building a healthcare mobility solution is key to ensuring the devices are fully supported and functioning...

Why Cloud, Virtualization Are Key to Healthcare Infrastructure Strategy

The healthcare industry’s transformation isn’t just taking place in consult rooms, retail clinics, or EHR developers’ office buildings.   Health IT infrastructure - the engine that drives clinical, operational, and administrative...

How Open Source Software Benefits Health IT Infrastructure

Health IT infrastructure forms the foundation for everything that happens in a healthcare organization, from quality improvement and patient safety to financial sustainability and business intelligence. While many different health IT strategies...

Using Broadband to Support Internet of Medical Things

Healthcare organizations are adopting Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices to connect patients and clinicians to the network. IoMT devices provide remote monitoring solutions for patients and collect valuable data that can be used for analytics....

Benefits of Software-Defined Networking in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are rapidly introducing more connected devices into their health IT infrastructures, which calls for increased network visibility and management. Entities currently deal with Wi-Fi connectivity supporting cloud applications,...

How Healthcare Providers Can Benefit from Cloud Data Migration

Healthcare organizations seeking a flexible and secure strategy for storing and accessing their data assets are increasingly turning to cloud data migration.   While lower setup and maintenance costs are one of the initial attractions of...

Using Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) for Healthcare Data Security

Healthcare is going mobile and clinicians are utilizing more advanced devices as they cut their cords. But as staff members move around more freely, how can providers ensure that their patients’ protected health information (PHI) stays...

Healthcare Data Storage Options: On-Premise, Cloud and Hybrid Data Storage

Healthcare organizations are building their IT infrastructures to be more flexible and scalable to meet the growing data demand. With value-based incentives for data analytics and the increased number of connected medical devices constantly collecting...

How Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Supports Patient Care

Value-based care initiatives have pushed healthcare organizations to embrace more advanced technology as priorities have shifted from security concerns to how to access information securely, quickly, and conveniently. Virtual desktop infrastructure...

Considerations for Deploying Healthcare Wireless Networks

Wireless networks are the lifeblood health IT infrastructure, but developing and deploying reliable WiFi to support present and future IT initiatives can be a challenge.   Clinicians and staff are becoming dependent on mobile and connected...

Why Application Programming Interfaces Are Key for Healthcare

Healthcare organizations seeking to create interoperability between internal apps, EHRs, and other data exchange tools, are increasingly turning to application programming interfaces (APIs) to manage the flow of information between disparate...

Understanding HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Options for Health IT

Healthcare providers looking for HIPAA-compliant applications, storage, and networking options are increasingly turning to the cloud, which has quickly become a low-cost way to develop the complex infrastructure required to support a variety...

Incorporating Patient Engagement into Patient Safety Initiatives

PatientEngagementHIT Ensuring patient safety is a vital part of medical care and a key component of a quality healthcare experience. As healthcare professionals work to deliver care free of medical error, they are also recognizing the tremendous role patient engagement...

HIEs Consider Joining Ambitious ONC Health Data Exchange Framework

EHRIntelligence After months of development, ONC released its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft in an effort to push the healthcare industry closer toward its goal of achieving true interoperability characterized by advanced health...

The Role of the Hospital Chargemaster in Revenue Cycle Management

RevCycleIntelligence The hospital charge description master, or hospital chargemaster, is at the heart of the healthcare revenue cycle, serving as the hospital’s starting point for billing patients and payers. A hospital chargemaster is a list of all the billable...

The Difference Between Healthcare Data Encryption, De-identification

HealthITSecurity As healthcare organizations invest in the latest technological advances for cost savings and better patient care, cybersecurity measures must also be considered. Healthcare data encryption and the de-identification of data are two essential methods...

Improving Pediatric Patient Experiences with Age-Appropriate Education

PatientEngagementHIT For pediatric patients and their parent caregivers, fear in a hospital is a normal thing. Young patients can experience sensory overload, parent and child are often separated during procedures, and there is the looming fear of an adverse health...

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