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Healthcare Blockchain Improves EHRs, Business Process Management

April 23, 2018 - As healthcare blockchain continues to grow, more vendors are releasing tools featuring the technology. Most recently, Alternate Healthcare and Appian with Luxoft have released blockchain tools for the healthcare industry. Alternate Health announced the release of its blockchain EHR system based on Ethereum blockchain. Other recent healthcare blockchain tools have been built on Ethereum including...


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Healthcare Blockchain Improves to Handle Genome Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is still in its infancy and many vendors and organizations are working on proof of concept (POC) projects to prove that the technology has a place in health IT infrastructure. Currently, healthcare blockchain is being used...

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...

Advanced Health IT Infrastructure Tools Reduce Cost

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure is increasingly vital as more aspects of patient care depend on the support of IT infrastructure tools. The pressure of value-based care adds to the importance of investing in IT infrastructure technology to reduce overall...

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....

Budget, Cost, Regulations Dictate HIT Infrastructure Upgrades

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Keeping up with advanced technology and evolving user expectations while remaining conscious of budget restraints and ROI is one of the biggest challenges facing HIT infrastructure administrators. Not all healthcare organizations function the...

Managing Healthcare Apps for Better Mobile Device Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Over the past several years, mobile device management strategies have evolved as healthcare organizations figure out the best way to manage their mobile devices. Implementing mobile device security without infringing on users’ personal...

Healthcare Multicloud Supports Unique Cloud Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Most healthcare organizations have at least one cloud environment supporting one or more of their IT infrastructure tools or storing data. Entities are not restricted to one cloud service model or vendor, which is why healthcare multicloud is...

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...

Verification, Automation Strengthen Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations going through a digital transformation are challenged when it comes to ensuring their healthcare network security can handle all the traffic and different devices connecting to it. Many organizations lack visibility and control,...

Healthcare IaaS Solutions Cut Back on IT Infrastructure Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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