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Healthcare Internet of Things

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...

Remote Monitoring, Operations Drive Healthcare IoT Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations benefit by introducing more connectivity and remote monitoring using the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT adoption encourages better use of healthcare resources allowing clinicians to make more informed decisions and reduce...

Network Connectivity, Storage Challenge Healthcare IoT Push

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The growth in value of healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) analytics pressures organizations to examine their IT infrastructures and assess how they can support the influx of healthcare IoT data and device connections. The healthcare industry...

Successful Medical IoT Requires Cellular Connections

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting medical Internet of Things (IoT) devices to connect, but often runs into challenges when it comes to device design conflicting with the radio frequency (RF) signals. “The biggest challenge for...

Preparing Your Healthcare Organization for IoT Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry is experiencing Internet of Things (IoT) growth and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30 percent through 2022.  Organizations seek advanced technology to reduce healthcare costs and provide better patient...

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