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Healthcare IaaS Solutions Cut Back on IT Infrastructure Costs

November 1, 2017 - More healthcare organizations want increased flexibility from their IT infrastructure and are looking to adopt healthcare IaaS solutions to move parts of their environment to the cloud. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is different from software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) because it includes hardware and software components, giving administrators more...


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Healthcare Object Storage Supports Growing Unstructured Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Entities are looking into object storage as a way to store massive amounts of data on-premises, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report. For healthcare specifically, organizations are seeking healthcare object storage to help...

How Visibility Provides Stronger Healthcare Cloud Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

TrapX Security announced integrated cloud data support for its DeceptionGrid solution for Amazon AWS EC2 and KVM Open stack. The integration is a response to the cloud security challenges presented by public and private cloud across all industries,...

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...

Dropbox Supports Healthcare Data Exchange and Collaboration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The adoption of Dropbox as a healthcare data exchange tool for content sharing and collaboration is on the rise in healthcare. Dropbox is a cloud-based, file-hosting service that makes a user’s files available on all devices by adding them...

Healthcare Mobile Strategy Requires Diligent Planning

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations still struggle to deploy an advanced healthcare mobile strategy to meet development and usage needs while remaining HIPAA compliant. Entities need to give clinicians and users what they want out of a mobile environment while ensuring...

Cloud-Based HIT Disaster Recovery Prevents Data Loss, Downtime

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are still hesitant to migrate to cloud-based HIT infrastructure systems because of security concerns stemming from storing PHI in an off-premises location. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack reiterates that fear, which...

Study Finds Significant Lack of Medical Device Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Sixty-seven percent of medical device manufacturers and 56 percent of healthcare organizations believe that an attack on medical devices built or used by their organizations will happen within the next year, according to a recent Synopsys and...

Microsoft Azure Supports Cognizant Healthcare Cloud Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cognizant announced the release of its TriZetto Healthcare Cloud Solution for healthcare payers, powered by Microsoft Azure. TriZetto Healthcare Cloud Solution is a compliant managed service platform aimed at providing increased operational efficiency,...

Virtustream Announces HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Cloud Service

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtustream announced the release of the Virtustream Healthcare Cloud at Dell EMC World Las Vegas. The Dell Technologies business’ new service provides healthcare organizations with mission critical platforms and applications on Virtustream...

MedPhoto Manager Launches HIPAA Compliant Image Sharing App

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

MedPhoto Manager announced the release of its HIPAA compliant iOS application that allows clinicians to take, store, and share patient photos using reliable and secure tools. The app lets clinicians provide patients with more personalized care...

Blue Cedar Releases Enterprise Mobility Management Alternative

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blue Cedar announced the release of its new enterprise mobile security platform aimed at extending traditional enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. The platform provides secure data access for all end users and secured mobile data...

Vincari Adds HIPAA Compliant Mobile Image Capture to App

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Vincari announced the latest update to its Electronic Physician Assistant application, allowing users to capture images using their personal devices in a HIPAA compliant fashion. The images taken with the app are attached to physician documentation...

Benefits of Object Storage to Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations struggle with clinical data storage as the volume of data produced by connected devices and EHRs continues to grow. Object storage is an option that will allow organizations to retrieve data from the data store quickly...

How to Protect Patient Healthcare Data from Shadow IT Threats

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Shadow IT is one of the most prominent threats to patient healthcare data because it often goes undetected unless the IT department has tools in place to flag and prevent the unauthorized use of third party apps and devices. Shadow IT comes into...

Healthcare Application Management Growth Seeks Containers

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare application management solutions become more necessary as organizations build and adopt more custom applications as part of their health IT infrastructure. Organizations across all major industries are developing individual apps to...

How to Secure an Evolving HIT, BYOD Mobile Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations have been exploring bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployments in health IT infrastructure over the past several years, but many organizations have been hung up on challenges presented by security concerns of employees...

Secure Communications Key in Recent Uniphy Mobile App Launch

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Uniphy Health announced the release of its mobile app to physicians associated with Catholic Health Services (CHS). The app aims to increase secure and immediate communication among hospital staff and physicians. The app provides all hospital...

Utilizing HIPAA Compliance for Healthcare Cloud IaaS Deployment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is becoming a more appealing healthcare cloud option as organizations migrate parts of their health IT infrastructure to the cloud. As entities select cloud vendors for their infrastructure, HIPAA compliance...

Peak 10, Concerto Achieve HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cloud vendors are becoming more healthcare oriented with th Peak 10 and Concerto as the latest examples of IT companies announcing renewed HIPAA-compliant solutions.  Peak 10 announced its newly acquired Privacy Shield certification, which...

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