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Why the Difference Between MDM, EMM Matters in Health IT

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Medical professionals continue to use mobile devices in clinical settings, so choosing the correct mobility management solution is more important than ever.  While the terms mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management...

IT Infrastructure Skill Shortage a Challenge for IT Leaders

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As IT infrastructure continues to grow, the demand for qualified and experienced IT staff continues to be a major challenge for CIOs.  That’s another major takeaway from a recent Harvey Nash survey of more than 3,000 CIOs and IT professionals...

Epic Names VMware RDS Hosted Applications a Target Platform

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VMware announced their RDS hosted applications are included in the Epic 2015 Target Platform list. Epic’s Target Platform List assists healthcare organizations in selecting validated architectures and platforms for the delivery of electronic...

NETSCOUT to Support HL7 Health IT Standards with nGeniusONE

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NETSCOUT announced their support of HL7 health IT standards in an effort to provide health data interoperability between different health IT systems. Its nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform now provides proactive monitoring and troubleshooting...

WiGig Solutions to Expand Bandwidth of Healthcare Networks

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The increased generation of electronic data and the steady proliferation of connected medical and IoT devices put pressure on health IT wireless networks. Wireless networking vendors are working to make wireless gigabit (or WiGig) available to...

Health IT Connected Medical Device Market on the Rise

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High levels of provider EHR adoption and an increasing need for integration and connectivity tools in expanding healthcare organizations are driving rapid growth in the medical device connectivity market. A recent report released by Markets and...

NAC Denies Unauthorized Devices Access To Health IT Network

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Healthcare organizations allowing mobile devices to access IT infrastructure need to manage which devices are granted rights to their network. Network access control (NAC) protects the network by passing devices through security clearance protocols...

Certified Health IT Infrastructure Requirements of MACRA Rule

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The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the publishing of a final rule to implement provisions of to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), introducing a new program called the Quality Payment Program....

Is Health IT Infrastructure Ready for the Internet of Things?

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As the internet of things (IoT) grows so does the importance of a healthcare organization’s infrastructure to support increased connected devices of various kinds.  Gartner predicts that by 2018, 6 billion connected things will be...

Making Innovation Work For EHR Integration, Interoperability

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Improving healthcare interoperability will require innovators to move providers beyond their dissatisfaction with early EHR and health IT systems and adopt integrative technologies capable of improving care coordination, delivery, and cost. According...

Mobile VPN Adoption Continues in Health IT Infrastructure

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The adoption of mobile virtual private networks as part of health IT infrastructure is expected to grow in the coming years in order to support remote access to secure files and safeguard against continued threats from hackers, according...

54% of Orgs See Health IT Infrastructure as Top Mobility Test

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Fifty-four percent of healthcare organizations named health IT infrastructure as their top challenge when deploying employee mobile device usage, according to a recent survey released by Spok Holdings. Fifty-eight percent of healthcare organizations...

How WLAN Vendor Acquisition and Collaboration Affects Clients

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Wireless networks are a significant piece of health IT infrastructure responsible for security and connectivity. It’s important to be informed of any WLAN vendor changes to be sure HIPAA requirements are still being met. This month, Extreme...

Where Interoperability, Integration Fit into EHR Selection

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As part of its effort to improve health information sharing, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued new guidance for healthcare organizations to consider during EHR selection and contracting. As part...

Why Careful Health IT Infrastructure Planning is Essential

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A successful health IT infrastructure comprises many layers. From storage to wireless networks, these solutions need to work together to ensure electronic health data is secure and accessible. IT infrastructure is made up of the solutions used...

Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Key to Advancing Care

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The first is a global assessment of value-based care The Economist Intelligence Unit. Despite increases worldwide in EHR adoption, several countries, including the United States, have as of yet been unable to put this technology to work fully...

Solutions to Guest Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

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More and more hospital visitors are expecting guest access to healthcare wireless networks, so healthcare organizations need to plan accordingly. In a recent survey of healthcare IT trends, 77 percent of respondents stated their wireless network...

Using Firewalls to Strengthen Healthcare Network Security

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Firewalls are the the first line of defense for securing healthcare network against the public internet. Firewalls are digital walls that stand between protected health data and potentially dangerous malware. Following an established set of rules,...

McKesson Makes Push for Healthcare Interoperability

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McKesson Health Solutions announced the launch of a healthcare interoperability platform, the Intelligence Hub, with the aim of automating and streamlining claims reimbursement for providers, payers, and vendors. Using open standards such as...

WEDI: EHR Integration Necessary for Leveraging Genomic Data

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A white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) explores the potential to improve care coordination and health outcomes through the use of genomic information, a potentially depending in large part on EHR integration...

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