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Healthcare Cloud Security Relies on Infrastructure Visibility

April 17, 2018 - Organizations have gone through different periods of trust with the healthcare cloud as the technology becomes a staple in health IT infrastructure. Providers were initially hesitant with cloud adoption. How could the cloud, especially the public cloud be HIPAA compliant if data was being stored in a third-party facility? HIPAA compliant cloud options have been made available over the past...


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Compliance Testing Remedies HIT Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations expanding their IT environment are tasked with choosing tools that are in compliance with HIPAA and can be used securely and efficiently in a healthcare environment. HIT infrastructure vulnerabilities threaten patient data and entities...

Applying Healthcare Blockchain to HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain becomes more of a reality in the healthcare industry, organizations considering adopting the technology in the coming years need to consider how blockchain will impact their HIT infrastructure. Understanding how the technology...

Site Surveys Ensure Reliable, Secure Healthcare Wireless Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations often struggle with obtaining a stable and secure healthcare wireless network. More connected medical devices and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are constantly being added to the network, which can create slow and dropped connections....

Windows Vulnerability Potentially Exposes Healthcare Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Windows faces a further vulnerability as the latest update to the meltdown bug exposed further weaknesses in the Microsoft OS. Organizations need to make a further update to their endpoints and servers operating on Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2...

Threat Intelligence Supports Advanced Health IT Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure technology continues to advance as organizations go through digital transformations. More advanced IT tools also means that entities are threated by more advanced cybersecurity attacks. Organizations need to look into...

Healthcare Network Management Brings Visibility, Control to Orgs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations expanding their IT infrastructure to include connected medical devices and tools need to focus on healthcare network management. This helps provides greater visibility and controls, and also ensures that all tools connect properly...

Upgrading Healthcare Network Security to Protect Patient Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Last year, healthcare network data breaches hit an all-time high as cyberattackers targeted patient records. Entities need to gain more visibility and control over their networks and protect patient data by upgrading healthcare network security....

HIMSS Highlights Evolving HIT Cybersecurity Threats, Improvements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIMSS released its 2018 Cybersecurity Survey and found that most healthcare organizations continue to experience significant security incidents. As HIT cybersecurity grows more advanced, the threats have evolved to challenge sophisticated cybersecurity...

Machine Learning, Network Monitoring Top HIMSS 18 Releases

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

HIMSS18 is currently underway in Las Vegas and many vendors have released new health IT infrastructure focused solutions to help healthcare organizations transition more smoothly in their digital transformation. New vendor partnerships and improvements...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Shape Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has the potential to dramatically change the industry. AI can impact how patients are treated and cared for and can affect cybersecurity and analytics. Although the technology is still in its infancy...

Benefits of Using Patches to Protect Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Patches and updates are a necessary part of health IT infrastructure to ensure that all systems are functioning at their highest capacity and security gaps are closed. Healthcare organizations that do not patch their systems regularly can run...

What Are the Top Healthcare Blockchain Growing Pains?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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....

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....

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