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Healthcare Internet of Things

Remote Patient Monitoring Supports Vendor Connectivity, Technology

October 4, 2018 - 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 can’t fully support remote monitoring programs. Reducing hospital visits by remotely monitoring patients helps healthcare organizations keep their...


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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,...

Examining HIT Infrastructure Critical to Advanced Technology Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The progression of advanced healthcare technology leaves organizations eager to adopt solutions and tools that will vastly improve clinician and patient experience. However, organizations can’t adopt these advanced and revolutionary...

Overcoming the Top 3 Healthcare Edge Computing Challenges

by Bill Kleyman

I really hope you’re not sick of this word yet, because it’s not going anywhere. Edge computing is certainly here to stay as we see greater distribution of IT systems and more connected devices. At a very high level, edge...

Hyperledger Adds New Health IT Members to Blockchain Project

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the newest members of its open source blockchain project, including two health IT companies, Ehave and CareiQ. Healthcare blockchain hopes to solve interoperability and data exchange issues. Ehave uses data to help...

Site Surveys Ensure Reliable, Secure Healthcare Wireless Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations often struggle with obtaining a stable and secure healthcare wireless network. More connected medical devices and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are constantly being added to the network, which can create slow and dropped...

How an Aging Population Will Revolutionize IoT and Edge Solutions

by Bill Kleyman

We’ve been hearing a lot about IoT and edge solutions. We’ve even discussed it here, where edge can really help with things like telemedicine and evolving a distributed healthcare ecosystem. That being said, it’s...

Healthcare Network Management Brings Visibility, Control to Orgs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations expanding their IT infrastructure to include connected medical devices and tools need to focus on healthcare network management. This helps provides greater visibility and controls, and also ensures that all tools connect...

The Future of Edge Healthcare Services and HIT Infrastructure

by Bill Kleyman

If I were to pick the most fun projects to work on, healthcare edge would be in my top three. The biggest reason this gets me so excited is that we’re bringing amazing services to remote locations. And we’re accomplishing this...

Cloud, Internet of Things, Top HIMSS18 HIT Infrastructure Topics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIMSS18 is expected to touch on many key health IT infrastructure topics that organizations will see gaining traction over the next year. The annual conference is taking place in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks and will explore the...

How IoT, Edge Computing Can Impact HIT Infrastructure in 2018

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Many healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and are interested in what evolving advanced technology is working for other entities. The Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing are just two areas that could...

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