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Healthcare Network Security

Software-Defined Networks Support Future-Proof Connectivity

October 16, 2018 - Organizations are broadening their healthcare networks to reach out beyond the confines of the facility. In order to do this successfully there needs to be more visibility and control over the network, and many organizations are turning to software-defined networking gain more control. SDN uses virtualization to remove the intelligent management software from network...


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Healthcare Network Firewalls Include Next-Generation Features

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations looking for healthcare network firewalls should consider the features that make each vendor unique, so they can select a solution that best meets their needs, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant...

Legacy Hardware Threatens HIT Infrastructure Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are facing a “perfect storm” when it comes to HIT infrastructure security, ERI Co-Founder and Executive Chairman John Shegerian said in a report. The growth in hardware hacking puts patient data at...

Planning for Coverage, Capacity in Healthcare Network Upgrades

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Planning for network coverage and connectivity in healthcare network upgrades takes more than simply adding access points to existing infrastructure. Understanding how wireless signals interfere with physical barriers and what kinds of...

5G Wireless Advancements Support Future Network Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The impending release of 5G wireless has organizations considering how they can leverage the technology. The ever-increasing number of connected medical devices leaves wireless networks strained, and the potential of 5G can help increase...

Ensuring Healthcare Networks Can Keep Key Data in the Fast Lane

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wireless and cellular technologies are advancing, and healthcare networks need to keep up in order to support digital tools and connected medical devices. Applying network upgrades to existing systems to accommodate more data and an...

Increasing Healthcare Cloud Security with Bring-Your-Own-Key

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are constantly looking for ways to gain more control over healthcare cloud security. Putting PHI into the hands of cloud service providers (CSPs) involves a high level of trust. CSPs understand the need for heightened...

Improving User Experience with Healthcare Edge Networking, AI

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare poses unique challenges for IT infrastructure especially when it comes to solving challenges presented at the edge of the network. Understanding healthcare edge networking and how it’s impacting the industry is critical to...

Using Threat Intelligence to Improve HIT Infrastructure Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Advancing healthcare technology means that IT infrastructure security threats are becoming more sophisticated. A better view of IT infrastructure and the ability to collect and analyze threat data using threat intelligence can give...

What Potential is in Healthcare Intent-Based Networking, Automation?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are constantly looking for ways to fortify network security. Healthcare intent-based networking (IBN) can help give organizations a more dynamic approach to network security as more devices are added to the health IT...

Successful Network Connectivity Critical for Patient Safety

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Implementing advanced health IT tools is not an easy task. While many of these tools offer organizations more efficient and beneficial ways to treat patients and address workflow, the tools need to be implemented thoughtfully and correctly...

Healthcare Cloud Security Relies on Infrastructure Visibility

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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