What hospitals must have and should have when it comes to disaster recovery requirements and solutions

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February 8, 2017

Post sponsored by Veritas What can critical application downtime cost a hospital? A lot. Last year, Health Information Technology (HIT) surveyed hospitals across the United States on critical application availability. The results were unbelievable. Participating hospitals reported an average of 69 hours of downtime of critical patient apps at a cost to the affected hospital of $7,900 per minute. Let that sink in for a bit. At $7,900 per minute,…

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10 steps to fight ransomware AFTER it’s infected healthcare systems

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October 12, 2016

More and more, hackers are turning their attention from banks and financial institutions to healthcare organizations. Why? Because they see healthcare companies as low-hanging fruit. Not only is it relatively easy to infiltrate IT systems, by hacking medical devices, targeting new or uneducated employees and/or from general weak security systems – but also the information being protected is extremely lucrative to criminals. Cybersecurity is a big concern for your healthcare…

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Looking Back at HIMSS14, Expanding Our Footprint in Healthcare IT

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March 3, 2014

With 2014 well under way, we understand how dramatically the healthcare industry is changing. It is adapating to the compliance of shifting legislation and coping with an evolving business model. In our minds, technical innovation is going to be critical to industry survival during these different times. As an industry, healthcare has generally lagged behind with regard to IT. That truth was one of the reasons that we were pleasantly surprised as we explored…

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Top 4 Technology Trends Shaping the Future of Healthcare IT

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February 5, 2014

With the rapid changes surrounding healthcare in 2014, including the rising demand for improved patient care and doctor experiences, as well as the continued move toward electronic records, healthcare IT is starting to show four distinct technology trends. Geared toward providing exceptional experiences, supporting improved outcomes, lowering operational costs and enhancing patient satisfaction, these four trends are helping to shape the future of healthcare IT. 1 – Big Data & Analytics: Transforming the…

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