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Healthcare Internet of Things

Healthcare Wireless Network Deployments Facing Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations traditionally have a difficult time deploying wireless networks due to the nature of healthcare facilities. With the rise of connected medical devices and IoT devices, it’s becoming more important for...

IoT Sensors Critical to Successful Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare is expected to lead the way for Internet of Things (IoT) sensors as the market continues to grow at a CARG of 26 percent from 2016 to 2022. A recent Research and Markets report attributes the projected growth to the increase of...

Fog Computing Improves Healthcare Cloud for IoT Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations implement more Internet of Things (IoT) technology into their health IT infrastructures, the healthcare cloud needs to be able to reach all aspects of the infrastructure to ensure real-time smart...

Software-Defined Networking Advances Health IT Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are integrating health IT infrastructure solutions using virtualization to more easily manage processes and take the strain off network hardware. More organizations are also using software-defined networking (SDN)...

Extreme Networks Releases HIPAA-Compliant Network Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Extreme Networks announced the release of an optional network management add-on to its ExtremeManagement product portfolio, helping healthcare organizations stay HIPAA compliant for mission-critical networks. Announced at HIMSS17, the...

Data Integration Improves Houston Methodist Hospital Operations

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Excel Medical has announced that Houston Methodist Hospital is live with its BedMasterEx data integration platform, which integrates cardiac reports with the hospital’s Epic electronic health record (EHR) system. Houston Methodist...

Major Vendors Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM, Nokia, AT&T, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and Trustonic announced the formation of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance to research better ways to secure an IoT ecosystem and help solve IoT security challenges. The influx of...

DigiCert Releases Healthcare IoT Security Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

DigiCert announced the release of its DigiCert Auto-Provisioning solution to help appease the need for medical Internet of Things (IoT) device security. The tool provisions digital certificates at scale, regardless if an...

Healthcare IoT Data Management Needed for Analytics Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices grow, solutions to manage the data collected are becoming a needed feature in health IT infrastructure. According to a Research and Markets report, the convergence of cloud, data management,...

Solid HIT Infrastructure Supports Population Health Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The population health management market is expected to grow significantly over the coming years, driving the demand for organizations to build up their HIT infrastructure with more advanced data analytics tools. A recent Grand View...

IoT Growth Sparks Healthcare Device Management, Visibility Solutions

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and healthcare organizations are looking for solutions to manage the network connections, protocols, and data associated with the variety of IoT devices present in many health IT...

IBM Watson, FDA Collaborate on Healthcare Blockchain Research

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM Watson Health and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a collaborative research agreement with the goal of applying blockchain technology to define secure, efficient, and scalable health data exchange. IBM and the FDA...

Ruckus, TrackR Release Wi-Fi IoT Device Tracking Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Ruckus Wireless along with TrackR has announced a joint solution that leverages Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex across access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of...

IoT Enhances Healthcare Enterprise Resource Planning

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to significantly impact the enterprise resource planning (ERP) market as smart devices continue to connect people, processes, and data. According to a recent Research and Markets report, IoT is...

Visibility, Control Key for Healthcare Wireless Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As a result of a growing reliance on wireless networks to support mobility and connected medical devices, healthcare organizations are facing many challenges bringing their legacy networks up to speed to support the influx of connected...

Growth of Medical IoT Devices Prompts Wi-Fi AP Upgrades

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The latest projections foresee an eight-percent growth in the the wireless access point (AP) market by 2020, according to a Research and Markets report. Wireless APs are necessary for the success of wearable medical devices because they...

IoT, Cloud Migration Among Top 2016 Health IT Trends

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure technology underwent an evolution in 2016 as organizations moved toward digital environments and more is expected in the year to come. Value-based care had a significant impact on IT decision-makers over the past...

MCH Odessa Deploys Gigabit Wireless Network for Future IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Medical Center Health (MCH) Odessa, has deployed an Aruba gigabit wireless network with ClearPass to serve their 400+ bed regional medical center to improve network efficiency and prepare for Internet of Things initiatives. MCH Odessa...

Medical Wearable Devices Strain Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The number of medical wearable devices is expected to grow as more healthcare organization networks adapt to the Internet of Things, according to a recent report. A recent report conducted by Markets and Markets projected the global...

Guest Networks, IoT Deployments Challenge Health Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The constant use of healthcare wireless networks by clinicians, IoT devices, and patients making large-scale network deployment a complicated process.  Large-scale wireless deployments are difficult to manage and maintain. Hospitals...

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