Great healthcare security article from our technology partner Citrix, make sure that your organization is ready to tackle the challenges that are in store. A breach of patient data can be catastrophic, not only from a PR and public image standpoint, but to a hospital’s bottom line, as well. The AMA estimates–conservatively–that the cost of breaches such as these could be in the millions. Today’s attackers have proved to be more creative than ever when it comes to obtaining … [Read more...] about Protect Your Hospital’s Critical Patient Information: 7 Best Practices
There are several key factors that must be considered when selecting a cloud provider in the healthcare environment. These factors are strictly unique to healthcare due to the environmental differences the industry presents; in most industries, application availability is measured in dollars, but in healthcare, the availability of an application could literally be life saving. Here are the three key factors you must taken into consideration, above all others, when selecting a cloud platform … [Read more...] about Cloud Considerations for Healthcare
First, what is this "cloud" everyone keeps talking about? The cloud is a new term for a pretty old idea. The cloud simply refers to applications and data running in a data center that is not located on your organizations premises. Back in the day of large mainframes, companies would offer compute cycles of their mainframes to other companies. In the late 1990's, ASP (Application Service Provider) was the trendy buzzword. Later, SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a … [Read more...] about The “Cloud” and Healthcare: Match Made in Heaven?
It’s an all too familiar situation for healthcare IT departments. Two primary applications have to be loaded on all PCs in the environment, but they require different versions of the same prerequisite software. Often times Java and Internet Explorer are the culprits but there are many others. How can two conflicting application environments be setup to coexist on the same PC? Application Virtualization. … [Read more...] about Conflicting Applications in a Secure Healthcare Environment