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Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Key to Advancing Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The first is a global assessment of value-based care The Economist Intelligence Unit. Despite increases worldwide in EHR adoption, several countries, including the United States, have as of yet been unable to put this technology to work...

Survey Shows Growth in Cloud-Based Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Eighty-nine percent of healthcare organizations are currently using cloud-based health IT infrastructure, including cloud-based apps, according to a new survey from SADA Systems, and the vast majority of providers are likely to increase...

What the Growth of Data Virtualization Means for Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As part of an evolving health IT infrastructure, data virtualization offers a number of benefits from mobilizing access to clinical health data to organizing clearance parameters. Virtualization can also pose challenges for maintaining...

Containers to Become a Key Part of Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Containers are proving useful in enterprise IT infrastructure and have potential to grow in healthcare IT infrastructure as well. Containers are not limited to one part of an organization’s IT infrastructure. According to a recent...

How SIEM Solutions Work to Secure Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Since the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) updated HIPAA in its omnibus rule, security information and event management (SIEM) solutions have gained traction in healthcare and health IT infrastructure bears the mark. The...

WEDI: EHR Integration Necessary for Leveraging Genomic Data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) explores the potential to improve care coordination and health outcomes through the use of genomic information, a potentially depending in large part on EHR...

Health IT Interoperability Needed to Drive Cancer Research

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a recent report delivered last meet to the National Cancer Advisory Board, members of the Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel called for the creation of a national health IT infrastructure to support next-generation cancer research...

Overcoming Challenges to Rural Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

Protecting Health IT Infrastructure with Government Resources

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Electronic health data is never fully protected and with the growth of health IT infrastructure, data is more susceptible to cyber attacks. Cybersecurity is a large part of any network, cloud, or wireless infrastructure and is necessary...

Benefits of Healthcare Cloud Technology Adoption to Medicine

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cloud computing has much offer the healthcare industry, especially given the industry’s growing dependence on computer systems and connectivity. Risks associated with cloud technology contribute to skepticism among healthcare...

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...

Potential for Virtual Mobile Infrastructure in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) is the latest form of virtualization technology weaving its way into health IT infrastructure. VMI takes the concept of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and applies it to mobile devices and operating...

Using Virtual Machines to Benefit from the Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual machines are becoming more useful to health IT infrastructure in light of the growing popularity of cloud computing in the healthcare industry. Increased mobile device usage makes cloud computing necessary to efficiently retrieve...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has carved out a place for itself in healthcare IT infrastructure. Constant access to electronic health data via the cloud represents the first step in mobilizing the healthcare workplace. VDI takes it...

Ensuring Disaster Recovery in Healthcare Cloud Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Benefits of healthcare cloud technology are not limited to running applications on thin clients and easily sharing electronic health data. Disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) ensures the resilience of data in the event of network...

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...

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