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Multiple Hardware Vendors

Multiple Hardware Vendors vs 1—Weighing the Pros and Cons of Both Approaches

In a business setting, it’s not always clear what the best decisions are. Discounts often drive who is chosen for hardware implementation. Unfortunately for many, the largest discount might mean the fattest payout in the long run, and it’s the clairvoyance IT professionals need to see how extensive an expensive route will pay off for … Continue reading Multiple Hardware Vendors vs 1—Weighing the Pros and Cons of Both Approaches

Ransomware Prevention & Mitigation in Healthcare

Ransomware is one of the most aggressive, damaging, adaptable and agile cyber attacks. It evolves fast; it is also easy to create; it scales well; it is easy money for the hackers. A 2016 survey by SentinelOne says 50% of organizations suffered a ransomware attack last year, and 85% of them on multiple occasions. 70% … Continue reading Ransomware Prevention & Mitigation in Healthcare

Industrial Automation & The Future of Employment

The discussion about industrial automation replacing the human workforce has a long history and goes back to the Industrial Revolution, but it is the advent of the PC in the 80s that has changed the way we work forever. The discussion has generated a number of myths. What often remains behind the scenes is how … Continue reading Industrial Automation & The Future of Employment

Benefits of Power-over-Ethernet Computers in Healthcare Settings

A typical healthcare environment is a complex system of devices, networks and people working in-sync, but modern hospitals are increasingly pressed to find cost-saving solutions. Energy efficiency is one of the focal points in health care budgeting.  Reducing energy consumption is a priority, but so is digitization and patient satisfaction. The latter two are direct … Continue reading Benefits of Power-over-Ethernet Computers in Healthcare Settings

10 Ways Hospitals Can Boost Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency presents both a challenge and an opportunity for healthcare facilities. The main challenge is the unique circumstances healthcare facilities face. Regulatory requirements, infection control, the intensity of energy and water use, 24/7 uninterrupted operation set healthcare facilities apart from commercial ones. Thus, energy efficiency in healthcare requires different strategies than those that are … Continue reading 10 Ways Hospitals Can Boost Energy Efficiency

Regaining Privacy In The Heat of A Hack

Privacy breaches are so frequent in healthcare, the sector has been cited as the most targeted by numerous studies. As the health IT continues to evolve, and facilities adopt more connected devices and integrate them into the existing system alongside legacy equipment often plagued by the lack of protection mechanisms, healthcare becomes the preferred target … Continue reading Regaining Privacy In The Heat of A Hack

Benefits Of Industrial Tablets In Manufacturing

Industrial tablets are becoming increasingly popular in the manufacturing sector. Taking a more pragmatic approach than consumer-focused enterprises, manufacturing environments choose to deploy military grade tablets due to their reliability, durability and total cost of ownership. The rugged design, advanced hardware additions such as hot-swappable batteries, integrated RFID, barcode or card readers, full compatibility with … Continue reading Benefits Of Industrial Tablets In Manufacturing

The Importance Of Real-Time Communication Technology In The Event Of A Disaster

Healthcare facilities are complex ecosystems with hundreds of clinical and administrative processes. Hospitals also play a central role in disaster response, and technology revolutionizes how first responders organize, automate and streamline the workflow. Natural and manmade disasters of the past have taught us the reliable, durable and resilient means of communication are vital to the … Continue reading The Importance Of Real-Time Communication Technology In The Event Of A Disaster

Responding To Budget Cuts In The Healthcare Industry Through Technology That Serves A Dual Purpose

The financial climate in the US healthcare is currently termed as “an acute funding crisis.” With severe budget cuts in hospital payments, the healthcare system is under a great pressure. On the one hand, the Affordable Care Act urges facilities to adopt healthcare IT such as EMRs and increase the digitization of the workflow. Medicare … Continue reading Responding To Budget Cuts In The Healthcare Industry Through Technology That Serves A Dual Purpose

Improving The Process Of Disinfecting Technology Within A Medical Space

Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are the causes of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), and a formidable challenge to healthcare facilities. Environmental sources of these infections are difficult to eliminate; their consequences are hard to treat, and sometimes lethal. The five types of infections account for more than 85% of HAIs: Pneumonia Clostridium difficile infection Surgical … Continue reading Improving The Process Of Disinfecting Technology Within A Medical Space