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What Are the Top Healthcare Blockchain Growing Pains?

February 22, 2018 - Healthcare blockchain is expected to gain even more interest over the next year as implementations of the technology become a reality. However, understanding the point of the technology and its important aspects is critical to successful deployment. A recent NIST publication pointed out some of the things organizations need to keep in mind when looking into adopting a healthcare blockchain...


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Lack of Security Upgrades Threaten Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are spending more money upgrading their health IT infrastructure but may not be making the complementary digital security upgrades, according to a recent AJMC study. The study found that network attacks, while less frequent...

Healthcare Network Management Key to Visibility, Control

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adding more connected medical devices to their Wi-Fi networks, making it more difficult to manage and monitor traffic. Healthcare network management tools are needed to ensure that all connections are transmitting necessary...

Low-Frequency Aids Accurate Real-Time Asset Tracking in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are rapidly adopting networked tools and devices to help improve workflow. From real-time asset tracking to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), these tools need a layered network that provides an accurate way for them...

Healthcare Blockchain Potential Impacts Future HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expected to emerge as a valuable tool to add to health IT infrastructure in 2018. However, healthcare blockchain is still so new that the practical applications of the technology are unclear . The first healthcare blockchain...

Digital Transformation Strains Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Digital transformation puts pressure on health IT infrastructure as organizations plan for assimilating new technology into their IT ecosystems. No matter which technology organizations choose to adopt, entities need to consider how these infrastructure...

New IEEE Programs Improve Healthcare Data Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) released a collection of work that focus on data privacy as evolving technology puts organizations at risk for more sophisticated cyberattacks. Healthcare data security needs to be at the forefront of...

Proactive HIT Infrastructure Security Reduces Network Vulnerability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Infrastructure technology is evolving quickly and organizations are subsequently faced with more sophisticated healthcare security threats. Simply monitoring and reacting to malware and other security threats are not enough to protect the network....

Wi-Fi Alliance WPA3 Launch Improves Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wi-Fi Alliance announced security enhancements and new features for its Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED technologies. These upgrades will improve healthcare network security by refining configuration, authentication, and encryption...

HIT Infrastructure Security Upgrades Needed Against Botnet Attacks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The US Department of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security issued a draft report to help reduce HIT infrastructure security threats by strengthening networks against automated cyberattacks. The report identified automated botnets as...

First Healthcare Blockchain Claims Management Solution Released

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Change Healthcare announced the general availability of its healthcare blockchain solution for claims management to deliver transparent claim lifecycles. The new healthcare blockchain release aims to introduce blockchain into the healthcare industry...

Telehealth Video Consults Affect Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Telehealth is a large concern for health IT infrastructure as organizations need to make sure their digital environment can support the tools needed for successful connections through the public internet. Using tools that can utilize different...

Healthcare Wireless Network Optimization Key to Functionality

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless networks re transforming as organizations continue to add solutions and tools to their health IT infrastructure. Large healthcare providers in particular face challenges when it comes to optimizing their wireless network among...

Verification, Automation Strengthen Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations going through a digital transformation are challenged when it comes to ensuring their healthcare network security can handle all the traffic and different devices connecting to it. Many organizations lack visibility and control,...

Healthcare Wireless Mesh Networks Support More IoT Devices

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

When more connected devices are added to healthcare wireless networks it becomes more difficult for organizations to control how their network handles increased traffic. Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected devices are constantly communicating...

Smart Device Growth Strains Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The more devices organizations add to their health IT infrastructure, the more entities need the devices to have smart capabilities. Internet of Things (IoT) and other smart devices need some form of automation or cognitive computing, so IT staff...

Health IT Infrastructure Automation Supports Tech Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

With 2018 rapidly approaching, organizations are looking to continue their digital transformation by investing in advanced digital tools to increase workflow, improve patient care, and reduce IT costs. These complex digital tools may call for...

Healthcare SIEM Provides Security Through Event Data Monitoring

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare cybersecurity is more important than ever as organizations look for solutions that give them network visibility along with necessary control to defend against cyberattacks. Security information and event management (SIEM) in healthcare...

Healthcare Software-Defined Networking Allows Cloud Utilization

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are implementing cloud-based, healthcare software-defined networking solutions to gain improved network flexibility and visibility. These solutions can also help entities better leverage the cloud for medical tools and applications....

How the Internet of Things Impacts Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding as organizations seek digital tools to help automate data collection. Adding more devices to the network impacts health IT infrastructure. The devices need to be connected to the network, secured,...

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