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Modern Health IT Infrastructure Key to Health Data Security

November 17, 2017 - Protecting HHS data systems and beneficiaries from cybersecurity threats is one of the top threats the agency must overcome, according to OIG’s 2017 Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing HHS. The threats need to be addressed using health IT infrastructure tools to ensure HHS data is protected. The amount of healthcare data being stored is growing exponentially as organizations...


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Medical Device Security Begins with Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

Healthcare Wireless Network Upgrades Critical for Future Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The digitization of IT infrastructure prompts organizations to upgrade their healthcare wireless network to support current and future technology that will help increase workflow and improve patient care. Last month Lorien Health Services...

Healthcare BYOD Security Embraces Cloud, Biometric Authentication

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations demand more flexibility from their healthcare mobile strategy as clinicians are able to access information in more convenient ways. However, entities need to be aware of how healthcare BYOD security affects the network. Bitglass...

Healthcare Wireless Network Applications Provide Flexibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless networks are adapting to provide more intelligent technology. Because of this, organizations need to seek out vendors that can provide intelligent access layers to support future network automation, according to Gartner’s...

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...

New Hyperledger Project Fuels Healthcare Blockchain Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced its latest project, Hyperledger Quilt, offering another potential framework for organizations to develop their healthcare blockchain solution. Quilt is an implementation of the Interledger protocol (ILP), which makes transactions...

WPA2 Vulnerability Threatens Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) released an announcement warning organizations about a wide-spread WPA2 protocol vulnerability. This vulnerability can access devices and WiFi access points (APs) to steal data or infect a protected network,...

Dell EMC Helps HIT Infrastructure Handle Digital Transformation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dell EMC announced the expansion of its Open Networking initiative with new HIT infrastructure solutions and services to help organizations manage increasing network demands as they continue their digital transformations. The majority of enterprise...

Healthcare Industry Now a Leading Target for Cyberattacks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare surpassed the public sector this year in reporting the greatest number of security incidents in Q2, according to a new study released by McAfee. The healthcare industry accounted for 26 percent of cyberattacks over between April and...

Cloud Adoption Hindered by Legacy Network Architecture

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are in the midst of a digital transformation as legacy systems are replaced with new cloud-based infrastructure. However, the transition is not smooth and many organizations are facing issues stemming from legacy network...

Successful Network Management Requires Visibility, Automation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are introducing more devices and solutions into their health IT infrastructure architecture, which makes network management, visibility, and automation more important than ever. Extreme Networks announced the release...

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...

HIMSS Finds Improved HIT Network Security Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations need to enhance their HIT network security infrastructure as more advanced cyberattacks continue to threaten clinical data. HIMSS released its latest cybersecurity survey, which highlights the importance of cybersecurity to health...

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Rising in HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyper-converged infrastructure systems are emerging in HIT infrastructure as organizations seek a way to consolidate IT systems to be faster and more manageable. The global hyper-converged integrated system market is expected to grow at a 37...

Utilizing SIEM to Support Real-Time Cybersecurity Monitoring

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations digitizing their health IT infrastructures are vulnerable to different cybersecurity threats. Network cybersecurity monitoring solutions, such as security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, can provide much needed...

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...

How Red Hat’s Linux Update Affects HIT Infrastructure, Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Red Hat announced the availability of its latest version of its Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4. The updated platform simplifies complex IT tasks, and supports physical servers, virtual machines, and public and private cloud deployments...

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