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Choosing Between Healthcare Public Cloud, Private Cloud

November 15, 2017 - Organizations are presented with many choices when seeking out cloud computing technology for their health IT infrastructure. Healthcare public cloud and private cloud are two options entities need to consider. Organizations can deploy a combination of public and private cloud for their data storage, but it’s important for them to understand the fundamentals of each, along with the benefits...


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Navigating the Benefits, Challenges of Healthcare Hybrid Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adopting more digital tools into their health IT infrastructures, which calls for a more flexible IT environment. Entities are looking to have the security and access of on-premises data centers while benefiting from the flexibility...

Healthcare IaaS Solutions Cut Back on IT Infrastructure Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

More healthcare organizations want increased flexibility from their IT infrastructure and are looking to adopt healthcare IaaS solutions to move parts of their environment to the cloud. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is different from...

Healthcare PaaS Applications Allow Custom Development, Control

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The current explosion of medical applications pushes organizations to plan for how they will develop and deploy digital tools. Healthcare PaaS applications give entities a reliable and secure platform on which to develop compliant applications....

Healthcare SaaS Applications Reduce Cost, Improve Flexibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare SaaS applications are becoming more common as organizations migrate parts of their infrastructure to digitize their IT environment. However, not all cloud-based infrastructure is the right fit for all applications. Organizations need...

Focusing on Healthcare Open Source Security Awareness

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare open source software is a way for organizations to stay flexible and involved with the development of future solutions. However, organizations need to be aware of potential healthcare open source security concerns. Flexera released...

Healthcare IoT Infrastructure Relies on Device-to-Cloud Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Samsung announced its ARTIK secure “s” systems-on-modules and services for the ARTIK IoT Platform to strengthen device-to-cloud security for organizations building their healthcare IoT infrastructure. The tool increases edge security...

How Visibility Provides Stronger Healthcare Cloud Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

TrapX Security announced integrated cloud data support for its DeceptionGrid solution for Amazon AWS EC2 and KVM Open stack. The integration is a response to the cloud security challenges presented by public and private cloud across all industries,...

2018 EHNAC Accreditation Impacts Secure Data Exchange

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The non-profit standards development organization, Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) announced the new versions of program criteria for its 18 accreditation programs impacting secure data exchange. Healthcare organizations...

HashiCorp Upgrades Improve Cloud Infrastructure Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HashiCorp announced several updates and new products across its suite of cloud infrastructure automation solutions to help enterprise organizations adopt and leverage cloud. The updates add and improve the features of HashiCorp products Terraform,...

Vibrent Health SaaS Precision Medicine Platform Granted ATO

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Vibrent Health announced its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) precision medicine platform, Learning Health System (LHS), was given Authority to Operate (ATO) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Vibrant LHS’ security and compliance framework...

Healthcare Cloud Budgets Grow as HIT Infrastructure Need Rises

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations plan to increase healthcare cloud spending over the next several years as highly scalable health IT infrastructure continues to be in demand. A recent survey conducted by Clutch polled nearly 300 IT professionals across all major...

IoT, BYOD Prompt Healthcare Cloud Security Market Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare cloud security market is growing as organizations continue to embrace cloud-based IT infrastructure solutions. According to a recent Markets and Markets report, the cloud security market is expected to rise steadily through 2022....

Red Hat Collaborates with IBM, Achieves NIST Certification

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

This week Red Hat announced a new collaboration with IBM Cloud and added a new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) certification for OpenSCAP 1.2. IBM and Red Hat joined in a strategic collaboration to encourage enterprises...

Cloud Information Management Systems Aid HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Information management systems have become a staple for HIT infrastructure as organizations have shifted from paper records to electronic health records (EHRs). The increase in government initiatives encouraging entities to embrace EHRs and other...

Identity Governance and Admin Protects HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant report that highlights the need for identity governance and administration (IGA), which is especially significant to HIT infrastructure when organizations have multiple information systems and a growing...

Utilizing HIPAA Compliance for Healthcare Cloud IaaS Deployment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is becoming a more appealing healthcare cloud option as organizations migrate parts of their health IT infrastructure to the cloud. As entities select cloud vendors for their infrastructure, HIPAA compliance...

Peak 10, Concerto Achieve HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cloud vendors are becoming more healthcare oriented with th Peak 10 and Concerto as the latest examples of IT companies announcing renewed HIPAA-compliant solutions.  Peak 10 announced its newly acquired Privacy Shield certification, which...

Connectria Certifies Microsoft Azure Hosted HIPAA Compliance

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIPAA compliant managed hosting solution provider Connectria Hosting announced the ability for customers to run HIPAA compliant environments in Microsoft Azure on Monday. Connectria Hosting has a history of hosting HIPAA compliant environments...

Healthcare Cloud Becoming Critical IT Infrastructure Tool

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are increasing their dependence on cloud technology as It decision-makers are putting more trust in the cloud. The HIMSS Analytics 2016 Cloud Survey cites the strategic benefits of the cloud eclipse the previous security...

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