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Asset Tracking Solutions Save Providers Time and Money

August 18, 2017 - 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 infusion pumps and logs data including sender and receiver, date, and if the pump is client ready or in service. The application also allows the data...


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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...

How SD-WAN Simplifies Healthcare Network Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) are growing in healthcare because of their potential for centralized management and better software, simplifying healthcare network infrastructure. The technology’s potential has inspired vendors...

Bluetooth Mesh Networking Could Improve Healthcare IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Bluetooth recently announced its support of Bluetooth mesh networking, which supports large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) deployments and building automation. Bluetooth mesh networking uses the low-power radio technology to connect enabled devices...

Hybrid SD-WAN Enhances Healthcare Network Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

CenturyLink announced the release of its managed hybrid software-defined networking in the WAN (SD-WAN) solutions that will allow organizations to manage traffic flow across the broadband network as well as private MPLS networks. SD-WAN significantly...

Internet of Medical Things Security Gaps Threaten Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are rapidly adopting mobile devices, which requires them to consider Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) security and what steps need to be taken to secure the devices. Most IoMT devices, such as wearables and monitors, don’t...

Deep Fiber Networks Help Close Digital Divide, Supports IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are digitizing their health IT infrastructure to support an increased adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, mHealth, and telemedicine initiatives. Mobile devices need to be supported by a robust and reliable network,...

Considerations for Connected Medical Device Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Connected medical devices are becoming a more vital part of health IT infrastructure as more Internet of Things (IoT) devices are introduced into healthcare networks. Today, most medical devices are required to have networking capabilities. Healthcare...

Healthcare Blockchain Set to Digitally Transform Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is gaining interest as organizations seek alternative ways to protect and share clinical data. Blockchain has piqued the interest of many organizations seeking a better way to efficiently store and share data. A recent Frost...

Healthcare Internet of Things Seeks Advanced 5G Wireless

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices are gaining popularity, which calls for a better way to connect the devices to the network using fifth generation cellular (5G) wireless technology. The increasing number of devices connecting to the...

Medical Device Communication Standard Aids Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The IEEE announced the availability of its 11073-20702 —Health informatics: Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication—Standard for Medical Devices Communication Profile for Web Services. The IEEE also announced its approval of two...

Cybersecurity Task Force Urges IT Infrastructure Improvements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force recently released a report detailing how healthcare organizations can address the growing threat of cyber-attacks to health IT infrastructure. The report discusses the development of the Task...

Aruba Launches Integrated WLAN Asset Tracking Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Aruba Networks announced the release of its location-based, fully integrated WLAN asset tracking solution to assist healthcare organizations in lowering operational costs caused by misplaced equipment. The solution is integrated into the Aruba...

PrismTech Connects Edge IoT Devices, Data Sources with Apps

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

PrismTech announced the release of its new framework enabling interoperability among endpoint devices and edge Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Vortex Edge Connect provides organizations with a scalable framework, connecting data sources and...

NIST Guide Focuses on Healthcare Wireless Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Clearwater Compliance announced its partnership with NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to help organizations improve healthcare wireless network security. The partnership focuses on securing wireless infusion pumps....

Using Real-Time Analytics to Overcome Interoperability Issues

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are seeking real-time information by gaining a single, simplified view of patient data. However, organizations integrating disparate health data management systems can face interoperability issues and challenges with...

Healthcare IoT Requires Specific Architecture for Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging and organizations are faced with building and deploying IoT-ready infrastructure environments. Entities need to decide on the components that make up their IoT solutions and understand the different...

Flexible Data Rate Demands Fuel ExtremeSwitching Platforms

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Extreme Networks announced the release of its Ethernet switching platforms supporting multi-rate high-performance enterprise switched networks. The company developed the ExtremeSwitching platforms in response to the constantly growing demand...

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