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Medical Device Security Begins with Health IT Infrastructure

November 9, 2017 - Medical device security complexities continue to plague healthcare as organizations look for health IT infrastructure solutions to exchange data over the network. As more medical devices connect to the network, the more complex securely exchanging data becomes. Rule and regulations can be implemented for connected devices, but proactively increasing network security and functionality is the...


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What Are the Top 5 Healthcare Wireless Networking Solutions?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are faced with many options when it comes to choosing a vendor to work with to improve the entity’s healthcare wireless networking infrastructure. Not all vendors offer a complete wireless solution or offer the same management...

Edge, Fog Computing Contribute to IoT, Data Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and analytics solutions put a lot of strain on siloed health IT infrastructure as more computing power is needed. As a result, edge computing and fog computing are becoming ways for entities...

Open Source Helps Healthcare Orgs Adapt to IT Advancements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Open source software is gaining popularity in healthcare as organizations use it to quickly adopt new technology that further advances IT solutions. This continued adoption encourages vendors to offer open source software to help meet the IT...

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...

Healthcare IoT Asset Tracking Leverages WiFi, Bluetooth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Sierra Wireless released its BX Series WiFi and Bluetooth combo modules. The tool has built-in cloud services and security features meant to support environments that incorporate multiple devices, such as the healthcare IoT. The tool has WiFi...

Why Organizations Require WiFi Upgrades for Healthcare IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Lorien Health Services needed an advanced WiFi network to increase connection reliability and support its healthcare IoT initiative. Lorien adopted Aruba Mobile First Network to increase WiFi speed and connect critical healthcare Internet of...

Healthcare AI, IoT Require Legacy Data Integration, Edge Computing

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

MapR Technologies and C3 IoT announced their partnership to bring an end-to-end solution for healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The partnership will address the demand of enterprise architecture...

Cloud, Mobile Strategies Critical to HIT Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are faced with advancing their HIT infrastructures as more advanced technology proves its worth in increasing workflow, security, and patient care. However, IT decision-makers are challenged by how to tackle pieces of their IT infrastructure...

Increasing Application Demands Require Rapid App Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

InterSystems announced its new platform, the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, to assist organizations in app development and quickly producing data intensive applications. The platform is built around a high-performance database, which allows...

Top Healthcare IoT Concerns Include Interoperability, Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adding more healthcare IoT devices to their health IT infrastructure as the need for tracking, communication, and mobility continues to increase. A recent report released by Verizon states that healthcare organizations are leveraging...

Cellular Antennas Assist Asset Tracking, Healthcare Monitoring

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Taoglas announced the release of its ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas designed to assist organizations with asset tracking and healthcare monitoring. The UWB antennas are built to serve applications that require high-performance indoor localization...

Interoperability Stressed in Recent FDA Medical Device Guidance

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The FDA released a final guidance for smart and secure interactions among medical devices, emphasizing the importance of incorporating interoperability among devices in the design stage. “FDA intends to promote the development and availability...

Broadband Supports Healthcare IoT Remote Connectivity, Volume

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare IoT is growing rapidly, but new innovations and advancements may lower the number of IoT devices deployed, according to a recent report. A Mobile Experts report predicted a much lower adoption rate of healthcare IoT devices. The research...

Gigabit Healthcare Network Speeds Support HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Comcast announced the expansion of its DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service to the North Eastern and Mid-Atlantic US, bringing gigabit internet speeds to healthcare networks along with other enterprise grade verticals. The new Business Internet...

Improving Broadband Technology Supports Healthcare IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Improved broadband technology can help support healthcare IoT growth as more organizations are utilizing connected devices to help improve patient care. A recent update in broadband technology could potentially affect the healthcare industry...

Asset Tracking Solutions Save Providers Time and Money

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Right Way Medical announced the release of its web-based asset tracking application for infusion pumps. The app meets the needs of long-term care and tracks location, disposition, and billing calculation. The app also tracks the movement of the...

Lack of Design Phase Involvement Threatens Medical IoT Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A recent Deloitte poll identified that legacy and fielded medical Internet of Things (IoT) devices challenge provider connected device ecosystems, indicating that medical IoT security continues to test healthcare organizations. Thirty-six percent...

Healthcare Wireless Networks Support Health IT Initiatives

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations rely heavily on healthcare wireless networks to support the workflow and patient care resulting from advanced health IT infrastructure. The healthcare sector is suffering because of the constant support required from the government...

Asset Tracking Significant to IoMT Availability, Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations continue to adopt Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices, their many uses become more apparent. Connecting medical devices to the network not only allows them to transmit clinical data, but it also gives organizations...

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