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Wireless Medical Device Proliferation Could Overwhelm Networks

February 15, 2019 - Monitoring and managing wireless medical devices and reducing downtime on wireless networks are top priorities for healthcare organizations in improving clinician productivity and patient care quality, according to a survey of Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT) members by Nyansa. Wi-Fi network quality has become a safety and security issue as the...


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

by Fred Donovan

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

by Fred Donovan

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,...

Rush System Launches First 5G Wireless Network in US Hospital

by Fred Donovan

Chicago-based Rush System for Health is teaming with AT&T to become the first US hospital to use a standards-based 5G wireless network in a healthcare environment, the health system announced Jan. 8. Using AT&T’s cloud-based...

Smart Healthcare Products Market to See 9.5% CAGR Through 2024

by Fred Donovan

The smart healthcare products market is forecast by Zion Market Research to reach around $66.7 billion by 2024, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5 percent between 2018 and 2024. Leading smart healthcare...

EDA Awards $750K Grant for Healthcare Internet of Things Lab

by Fred Donovan

The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant to Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) to launch a healthcare Internet of Things lab in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Work on the lab, called the...

Healthcare Internet of Things Market To Grow at 11% CAGR to 2022

by Fred Donovan

The global healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) market is forecast by Zion Market Research to increase at a robust 11 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), reaching $14.7 billion by 2022. Market growth will be fueled by continued...

Healthcare Firms to Spend Average of $32M on Artificial Intelligence

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare organizations surveyed by Optum said they planned to invest an average of $32.4 million over the next five years on artificial intelligence. A full 91 percent of 500 US healthcare leaders said they expect to see a return on...

Legacy Security Systems Leave Healthcare IoT Device Vulnerable

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations integrating more Internet of Things (IoT) devices into their network are also charged developing strategies for managing those tools that include tools, IT administrators, and end users. A recent Zingbox survey...

Remote Patient Monitoring Supports Vendor Connectivity, Technology

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Reducing patient visits and improving long-term patient health motivate healthcare organizations to embrace remote patient monitoring. However without the healthcare network to support healthcare monitoring devices, organizations...

Healthcare Internet of Things Influences Increased Blockchain Interest

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Clinicians and patients are connecting to the network using healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The increased number of devices connecting to the network can cause security concerns which blockchain may be able to solve in the...

Healthcare IoT Community Provides Implementation Guidelines

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Internet of Things (IoT) Community announced the formation of its healthcare IoT Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE will be led by vendors including Zebra Technologies and Cerner along with health IT professionals. The CoE aims to...

Building Scalable Healthcare Internet of Things Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Network connections continue to be a challenge as healthcare organizations improve their healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. “The rising demand of chronic disease management, better connectivity between doctors and...

Planning for Coverage, Capacity in Healthcare Network Upgrades

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Planning for network coverage and connectivity in healthcare network upgrades takes more than simply adding access points to existing infrastructure. Understanding how wireless signals interfere with physical barriers and what kinds of...

Top 3 Ways to Succeed with Healthcare IoT, Mobile Device Strategies

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations looking to enable more effective workflows and speedier access to data are searching for mobile device strategies that will allow them to harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT).   Staying flexible...

Dangers of Legacy Solutions to Health IT Infrastructure Systems

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Legacy systems can be a thorn in the side of health IT infrastructure professionals. Dated systems may still function but can be a huge liability when it comes to security and connectivity. The general attitude of health IT is “if...

Planning for Future Internet of Medical Things Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Patients and clinicians are interacting with digital devices more, which has led to the rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). These tools are advancing rapidly and are being used to treat patients more efficiently and...

Internet of Medical Things Devices Demand Dynamic Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are relying on data more and more as digital tools prove to significantly help clinicians gain better insight into patient health. The data that Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices collect can also keep patients...

Walmart Patents Healthcare Blockchain, EHR for First Responders

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Walmart announced that it has been awarded a patent that will store customers EHRs on a healthcare blockchain that can be accessed via a wearable device. This patent is another example of large corporations seeing the value of medical...

Using Broadband, Wi-Fi for Healthcare Internet of Things

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming more prominent in the industry as many organizations see the value in tracking assets and monitoring patient health digitally. As more devices are added to the network,...

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