Hospital Air Quality How Tech Can Improve Air Quality In Hospitals

Managing air quality in hospitals can be challenging due to the wide range of pollutants — like pathogens, chemical compounds and dust — that HVAC systems need to handle.

  • UPMC Scales Its Network With SDN

    Healthcare provider and insurer, UPMC is the largest non-governmental employer in the state of Pennsylvania. It operates 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites and offers an array of rehabilitation, retirement and long-term facilities. For UPMC’s IT department that means a lot of add moves and changes to administer and, with a 12 percent average annual growth rate, a lot of new users and branch offices to add. Before adopting SDN in its data centers and SD-WAN for branch connectivity, scaling UPMC’s network was a costly part of the business.

  • Making Care At Home Possible

    Care-at-home as a concept is not new. In the early 1900s, doctors would often make home visits for patients. Today, as healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, hospitals are increasingly trying to figure out how to send patients home as early as possible after a procedure or illness.

  • Finding The Balance Between Patient Outreach And Patient Care With Technology

    Patient engagement is crucial to all healthcare organizations. It might seem at first glance that the larger an organization is, the more hands there would be to connect with patients. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true. The resources of health systems and hospitals are stretched to the limit with the basics, leaving little time for the “extras.”

  • 4 Ways Identity And Access Management (IAM) Solutions Can Benefit Healthcare Organizations

    Healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries in existence because of the sensitivity of information and data that is collected. Thus, high levels of privacy and security are expected and demanded to maintain order throughout the sector.

  • Is Employee Training The Only Solution Against Phishing In Healthcare?

    Healthcare organizations are being bombarded with phishing attacks. Of the 168 hacking incidents against healthcare organizations in the first half of 2019, more than half (52 percent) were phishing attacks, according to the Protenus 2019 Mid-Year Breach Barometer Report. Some of the most newsworthy hacks included UConn Health (326,000 records compromised) and the Oregon Department of Human Services (645,000 records and 2.5 million emails compromised).

  • ITAD: Why This Facet Of The IT Life Cycle May Be The Key To Securing Healthcare Data And Empowering Innovation

    Not long ago, Microsoft disrupted end users and businesses alike by announcing that Windows 7 was entering its end of life phase on January 14, 2020. As an operating system that stands as an institution due to its enduring and widespread popularity — while out of date, the program still runs on more than a quarter of the world’s desktops — Windows 7 has thrown many into a long-due upgrade process. For healthcare, however, this change may come as a particular blow.