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Rural Healthcare Network Connections Require IT Infrastructure Support

August 15, 2018 - Telehealth programs rely on strong IT infrastructure connectivity to support rural healthcare programs. Rural healthcare network connections begin at the provider organization, and the network is built from within to support remote users. Many patients using telehealth programs live in remote areas and suffer from terminal or chronic illnesses that require them to visit their doctor...


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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...

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...

Considering 802.11ax for Healthcare Wireless Networking

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless networking technology continues to advance, and organizations need to keep an eye on upcoming standards and how they will affect future connectivity. The upcoming wireless standard, 802.11ax, will help improve wireless...

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3 Improves Healthcare Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wi-Fi Alliance announced the third generation of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Protected Access, WPA3, has been finalized. WPA3 improves on WPA2, which has been in use for over a decade, by simplifying security features as well as improving them....

Using Broadband, Wi-Fi for Healthcare Internet of Things

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming more prominent in the industry as many organizations see the value in tracking assets and monitoring patient health digitally. As more devices are added to the network,...

Examining HIT Infrastructure Critical to Advanced Technology Success

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The progression of advanced healthcare technology leaves organizations eager to adopt solutions and tools that will vastly improve clinician and patient experience. However, organizations can’t adopt these advanced and revolutionary...

Identifying Health IT Infrastructure Requirements for Telehealth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations continue to utilize telehealth programs, it’s more important than ever to make sure that all health IT infrastructure requirements for telehealth are met. Organizations that do not properly support their...

NIH Encourages Broadband Improvements for Rural Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Using innovative HIT infrastructure tools to give patients better access to care options, including broadband improvements for telehealth, can help improve the quality of care for cancer patients in rural areas, according to a National...

AHA Stresses Importance of Broadband Access for Telehealth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Recent funding cuts for the Rural Health Care (RHC) program could restrict broadband access for rural patients, which is needed for telehealth programs, the American Hospital Association (AHA) explained in an open letter to FCC Secretary...

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...

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...

Key Ways to Overcome Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless network infrastructure issues have plagued healthcare since wireless devices began to be introduced into the industry’s infrastructure. Mobile and other connected medical devices are standard in healthcare...

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...

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...

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...

Health IT Infrastructure Supports Successful Telemedicine Programs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure is significantly impacted by the growing popularity of telemedicine, with clinicians and patients able to take advantage of innovative tools. Organizations are deploying telemedicine programs to cut back on costs...

Low-Power Healthcare IoT Devices Support Asset Tracking

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare IoT devices are becoming more common as organizations seek to collect more information from tools and patients. However, entities can be challenged when it comes to making sure IoT devices are connecting correctly and that...

Potential FCC Restrictions Challenge Telehealth Network Usability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Earlier this week, President Trump signed two executive orders to expand access to broadband internet in rural America. Many patients in rural areas depend on broadband services to support their telehealth network usability , especially if...

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