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Planning for Coverage, Capacity in Healthcare Network Upgrades

August 30, 2018 - 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 devices are connecting to the network is key to a successful network. “In a healthcare setting, the network has to be extremely reliable because...


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Top 3 Ways to Succeed with Healthcare IoT, Mobile Device Strategies

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Healthcare organizations looking to enable more effective workflows and speedier access to data are searching for mobile device strategies that will allow them to harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT).   Staying flexible...

Value-Based Care Drives Demand for Health IT Consulting

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The need for efficient technology that cuts costs has significantly boosted the health IT consulting market. Efficient health IT infrastructure tools are need as organizations continue to rely on technology for value-based...

Rural Healthcare Network Connections Require IT Infrastructure Support

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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

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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...

Collaborative Edge Computing Supports Health IT Advancement

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Healthcare organizations have a greater opportunity to digitally share collected data with other organizations for analytics and population health purposes. Using collaborative edge computing to share data can help organizations...

Dangers of Legacy Solutions to Health IT Infrastructure Systems

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Legacy systems can be a thorn in the side of health IT infrastructure professionals. Dated systems may still function but can be a huge liability when it comes to security and connectivity. The general attitude of health IT is “if...

Planning for Future Internet of Medical Things Growth

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Patients and clinicians are interacting with digital devices more, which has led to the rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). These tools are advancing rapidly and are being used to treat patients more efficiently and...

Balancing Health IT Infrastructure Budget with Innovation

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Organizations are often caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to balancing a health IT infrastructure budget. Recent technological innovations can improve clinician workflow, patient care, and business revenue, but proving...

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...

Adopting a Proactive Approach to HIT Interoperability Challenges

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Healthcare organizations have long suffered from interoperability challenges since adopting digitized IT infrastructure. Tackling interoperability across an organization’s entire infrastructure can prove overwhelming to executives...

Considerations for Planning Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

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Healthcare blockchain is rising as organizations find ways to apply the technology to improve their business and in turn improve patient care. Payers are currently using in the healthcare blockchain as a way to securely track transactions...

Major Vendors Continue Investing in Health IT Infrastructure

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Consumer and health IT infrastructure technology are blurring together as Google, Amazon, and Apple are making significant leaps into the health IT space. Healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and introducing...

Improving User Experience with Healthcare Edge Networking, AI

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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

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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...

Internet of Medical Things Devices Demand Dynamic Networks

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Organizations are relying on data more and more as digital tools prove to significantly help clinicians gain better insight into patient health. The data that Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices collect can also keep patients...

Creating HIT Infrastructure to Support Healthcare Robotics

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Organizations are introducing robots into their HIT infrastructure to support clinicians, help treat patients, and assist during surgery. However, there is more to healthcare robotics than simply purchasing the machine and letting it do...

Walmart Patents Healthcare Blockchain, EHR for First Responders

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Walmart announced that it has been awarded a patent that will store customers EHRs on a healthcare blockchain that can be accessed via a wearable device. This patent is another example of large corporations seeing the value of medical...

ONC Promotes Open APIs to Solve Interoperability Challenges

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Interoperability remains one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations today. Despite the advancements providers are making through digital transformation and (application programming interfaces (APIs), many clinicians and...

Understanding the HIT Infrastructure Role in Value-Based Care

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As value-based care continues to drive providers to cut back on medical costs, organizations need to understand how significant advanced and innovative HIT infrastructure tools are to reducing overall care costs. One of the biggest...

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