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Impact of Consumerization of IT, BYOD on Healthcare IT

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The consumerization of IT movement encourages healthcare organizations to embrace technology used by clinicians and patients in their personal lives to access the secure healthcare network. Lifestyle changes over the past decade have driven end...

CIOs Cite Evolving Digital Environments as Top IT Challenge

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The constant and rapid evolution of the technology powering IT infrastructure presents challenges to CIOs lacking control over IT decision-making and end-user restrictions.  In a recent study conducted by Logicalis more than 700 mid-market...

ONC Final Rule Key to Evolution of Health IT Infrastructure

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently issued the final rule updating the Health IT Certification Program to include Enhanced Oversight and Accountability providing oversight and developer accountability...

CMS to Update Infrastructure for Quality Payment System

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Okta Identity Cloud to improve security, scalability, and user experience in its build up to the official start of the Quality Payment Program as part of MACRA implementation. ...

Challenges of HIPAA Compliance in the Healthcare Cloud

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Implementing cloud solutions as part of health IT infrastructure raises questions about HIPAA compliance when making use of cloud computing.  Healthcare cloud based technology functions differently than legacy storage or information sharing...

New Data Security Prevents Healthcare Information Phishing

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Phishing attacks continue to be a significant threat to healthcare data security, and health IT vendors are working on new prevention techniques to combat them. Menlo Security is the latest vendor to produce new security architecture to defend...

Ransomware Emerges as Top Health IT Infrastructure Threat

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Ransomware is the cause of forty percent of disruptive IT events, according to a new cross-industry survey by Fortium Partners, highlighting one of the top threats to health IT infrastructure and data security. The survey of more than 80 C-level...

How SIEM Solutions Work to Secure Health IT Infrastructure

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Since the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) updated HIPAA in its omnibus rule, security information and event management (SIEM) solutions have gained traction in healthcare and health IT infrastructure bears the mark. The omnibus...

Lack of Data Decryption Could Endanger Network Security

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In a recent study conducted by Ponemon, nearly two-thirds of organizations polled believed their organization could properly leverage data decryption technology in order to project against malicious network traffic.The use of of server socket...

Protecting Health IT Infrastructure with Government Resources

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Electronic health data is never fully protected and with the growth of health IT infrastructure, data is more susceptible to cyber attacks. Cybersecurity is a large part of any network, cloud, or wireless infrastructure and is necessary for all...

Preparing Health IT Infrastructure for BYOD Environments

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Bring-your-own device (BYOD) strategies have been working their way into healthcare organizations over the past few years, giving users access to the healthcare networks and allowing organizations to cut spending on company-owned devices. Accessing...

Understanding Healthcare Infrastructure Security and HIPAA

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Creating strong healthcare infrastructure security requires covered entities to build a comprehensive understanding of many key areas, such as IT network security, physical infrastructure, and data storage options. With technological options...

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