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Lack of Broadband Access Can Hinder Rural Telehealth Programs

October 18, 2018 - Telehealth programs allow patients to connect with their care providers from local clinics or the comfort of their homes. While this is useful to many patients who can’t easily meet with a provider or are interested in saving on travel time, the reliable broadband connections needed to successfully use telehealth services isn’t available to all patients. The ONC states that...


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Software-Defined Networks Support Future-Proof Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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Healthcare IoT Community Provides Implementation Guidelines

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Building Scalable Healthcare Internet of Things Networks

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Network connections continue to be a challenge as healthcare organizations improve their healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. “The rising demand of chronic disease management, better connectivity between doctors and...

Planning for Coverage, Capacity in Healthcare Network Upgrades

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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...

Rural Healthcare Network Connections Require IT Infrastructure Support

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Site Surveys Ensure Reliable, Secure Healthcare Wireless Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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Key Ways to Overcome Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

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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...

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