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Texas To Deploy PULSE for Health Data Exchange in Emergencies

March 1, 2019 - Texas is looking to deploy the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) platform, which was developed by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT to provide secure health data exchange during an emergency. During Feb. 20 testimony before the Texas House Public Health Committee, George Gooch, CEO of the public-private Texas Health Services Authority...


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New York City Invests $52M in Healthcare Infrastructure Upgrades

by Fred Donovan

New York City is investing $52 million to upgrade healthcare infrastructure at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan hospital in East Harlem. Of that investment, close to half will go to upgrading the emergency power system, which is...

Network Segregation Is Best Way to Thwart Ransomware Attacks

by Fred Donovan

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...

Hurricane Season Threatens Healthcare Disaster Recovery Plans

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Nearly 50 percent of healthcare organizations have doubts in their disaster recovery solutions as hurricane season begins to threaten the US, according to a DrFirst survey. Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall on the East Coast...

Planning, Testing Lead to Successful HIT Backup and Disaster Recovery

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

In a recent blog post, ONC officials emphasized the importance of planning when it comes to HIT backup and disaster recovery. “Unfortunately, the reality that an organization’s health IT systems will become unavailable or...

Machine Learning, Network Monitoring Top HIMSS 18 Releases

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIMSS18 is currently underway in Las Vegas and many vendors have released new health IT infrastructure focused solutions to help healthcare organizations transition more smoothly in their digital transformation. New vendor partnerships...

How Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Benefits Remote Healthcare

by Bill Kleyman

One of my favorite parts of the job is seeing how new technologies are impacting peoples’ lives. This is very much evident when you’re working with healthcare. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is one key way that the...

Barracuda, AWS Release Public Cloud Data Replication Tool

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Barracuda announced the expansion of its data protection solutions by adding public cloud data replication to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for backup and disaster recovery. Organizations currently using Barracuda Backup now have the ability...

C-Level Executives Fear Missing Healthcare Cloud Innovations

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A recent report released by Commvault revealed that 81 percent of C-level executives are concerned that their organization is not adopting new cloud technologies quickly enough, and even fear missing out on cloud advancements. The...

Backup and Disaster Recovery Evolves with HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Backup and disaster recovery solutions are one of the more important aspects of HIT infrastructure, as they help prevent organizations from losing valuable patient data in the event of a cyberattack. Gartner released its latest Magic...

Actifio Tools Help Organizations Deduplicate Migrated Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Actifio and Tier4 Advisors announced their partnership to bring Actifio’s enterprise data-as-a-service (EDaaS) to Tier4 clients, including healthcare organizations. Actifio’s tools assist organizations leveraging the cloud...

Organizations Seek Automation for Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are digitizing their health IT infrastructure and many are looking to automate data processes to free up clinicians’ time. IBM and Automation Anywhere announced their collaboration to provide organizations...

BCM, Disaster Recovery Give Visibility During Data Breaches

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Business continuity management (BCM) and disaster recovery are two tools that work together to detect data breaches and ensure workflows remain uninterrupted. According to the Business Continuity Institute, BCM is the...

Cloud-Based HIT Disaster Recovery Prevents Data Loss, Downtime

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are still hesitant to migrate to cloud-based HIT infrastructure systems because of security concerns stemming from storing PHI in an off-premises location. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack reiterates that...

Peak 10 Expands DRaas Service Lengthening Recovery History

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Peak 10 announced upgrades to its disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) Recovery Cloud with a new failback expansion feature called Extended Journaling. The new feature allows organizations to expand testing capabilities and recover data...

Catalogic Releases Expanded Database Virtualization Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Catalogic Software announced the availability of the newest version of its main software product, Catalogic ECX 2.6 featuring expanded in-place database virtualization technology. Catalogic ECX 2.6 reduces the time and effort required to...

DRaaS Critical to Recovering HIT Infrastructure Downtime

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As health IT infrastructure datacenters collect more information from mobile and connected medical devices, organizations are faced with making sure all the data is backed up in the event of a system failure. According to a recent report...

Utilizing Cloud Backup for Minimal HIT Infrastructure Downtime

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Backing up and recovering clinical data securely and easily during an outage is a top challenge for healthcare organizations.  Cloud backup and recovery solutions can bring security to health IT infrastructure by ensuring the latest...

Actifio Announces Support of Microsoft Azure Migration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Data virtualization company Actifio has announced its support of Microsoft Azure via Actifio Sky to enable instant recovery across data centers and cloud-based infrastructure. Microsoft Azure is currently one of the most popular...

DRaaS, Storage Among Top Growing Health IT Cloud Adoptions

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

New market projections foresee a growth in cloud computing adoption over the next few years, especially in the areas of storage and disaster recovery.  First, a Research and Markets report on enterprise cloud growth across major...

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