healthcare


Healthcare professionals are the epitome of a mobile workforce: constantly on the move and highly dependent on fast, accurate information. They need a secure wireless solution that performs flawlessly on the array of devices they rely on every day. Hospitals, clinics and elder care facilities have countless ways to exploit wireless technology for better patient outcomes and improved operational efficiency. From accessing patient records with computers on wheels or handheld tablets to getting telemetry from medical devices, nurse call systems... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet recently hosted nine information security and healthcare IT leaders at its Healthcare Advisory Board Meeting in Miami. Over the course of the two-day event, leaders from Fortinet met and collaborated with these members of the healthcare information security community to get a full understanding of the cybersecurity challenges they face every day on the frontlines of protecting critical patient information and proprietary medical research. This is an exciting and challenging time in the healthcare technology industry. Technical innovations... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Healthcare and IT are becoming increasingly intertwined as technology enables patient-centric care, more efficient hospital workflows, and greater visibility into effective treatment plans through data analytics. Moreover, as digital transformation initiatives take effect across industries, increased technical capabilities will be necessary to remain competitive. This exciting technical innovation in the healthcare space coincides with a higher volume of health-focused cyberattacks and a cybersecurity skills gap that has made it difficult to... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The healthcare sector has undergone dramatic changes in the past several years, primarily spurred by the adoption of new medical technology. Beginning with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and continuing on into the increased use of medical applications, online patient portals, connected devices, and wearables, the healthcare sector has been capitalizing on digital advancements to improve overall patient experiences and outcomes. This effort has been well received by patients and physicians alike, as it simplifies communication... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Over the past ten years, technology has transformed healthcare substantially. From electronic health records that simplify the collection and sharing of patient information, to digital consultation and other services provided remotely, to wearable connected medical devices, healthcare is becoming more accessible, accurate, and patient-focused. National Health IT (NHIT) Week, which will take place from October 2nd- 6th, is a collaborative and partner-driven event that aims to increase awareness of the many ways new health IT initiatives stand... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 02, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
When people think of cybercrime, they tend to think of geeks in dark rooms staring into computer monitors trying to figure out some new way to infiltrate a network. And historically, that was a pretty accurate assessment. Today, however, cybercrime is a business. Cybercriminals tend to keep business hours (attack surges very often follow standard work hours), attacks are designed to generate revenue, and cost/benefit ratios are often considered when deciding who and how to attack a target. Hacker tools and malware can be custom built and... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The healthcare sector has been under increasing attack from cybercriminals with a variety of tactics and motivations. In fact, cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers increased 63 percent in 2016. The increased attention cybercriminals are giving the healthcare space is not surprising. The protected health information and other personally identifiable information (PII) that healthcare practices store about their patients is exactly the type of data that is easily monetized. Once cybercriminals breach healthcare networks and exfiltrate patient... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly. Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff need the most up-to-date information and technology at their fingertips at a moment’s notice. While technological advances improve efficiency, patient care, and overall experience, they also bring new challenges in terms of network and WLAN security. Wireless local area networks (WLAN) are increasingly operating web-facing applications and supporting critical functions required by both new technology and user demand. This makes the wireless network a high impact... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Ransomware attacks are becoming more prolific in the healthcare sector to great cost. Learn how much ransomware really costs healthcare, as well as the best defense strategies. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The healthcare industry requires technology that can keep pace with the speed at which medicine is evolving in order to provide patients with the best possible care. Additionally, this technology must meet HIPAA compliance standards to secure protected health information (PHI) from the growing number cyberattacks targeting the healthcare industry. This comes at a time when more devices than ever are accessing healthcare providers’ networks, including the proliferation of connected medical devices in the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and... [Read More]
by RSS Trish Borrmann  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology