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HIMSS Finds Improved HIT Network Security Infrastructure

August 14, 2017 - 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 IT infrastructure. The report surveyed 126 qualified information security experts from US healthcare organizations. “As it was last year, attackers...


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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...

IoT, Cloud Migration Among Top 2016 Health IT Trends

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure technology underwent an evolution in 2016 as organizations moved toward digital environments and more is expected in the year to come. Value-based care had a significant impact on IT decision-makers over the past year...

Health Data Encryption Grows with Technology Advancements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Encryption remains one of the top security features for health IT infrastructure as on-premise and cloud-based encryption software is expected to grow through 2024, according to new projections.  Grand View Research recently released a report...

Data Theft, Social Engineering Threaten Health IT Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare chief information and information security officers indicate data theft and social engineering attacks are top network security concerns, according to new research. A survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management...

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