Are Cybercriminals Eyeing Your Healthcare Data?

By Ed Simcox, Healthcare Practice Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

Cybersecurity is a significant issue in the healthcare field.  Experts say there have been more than 30 million patient records stolen in the past year alone. Why? Because medical records are worth significantly more money on the black market – up to 20 times more than credit card information.  Couple the advancing age and complexity of many healthcare organizations’ computer systems with the fact that there are stringent federal requirements for reporting breaches and large fines for non-compliance with industry regulations, and you have what amounts to the ‘perfect storm’ among healthcare providers and insurance companies handling this valuable data.

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Are CDs Really the Best We Can Do for Medical Image Exchange?

A Q&A with Logicalis Healthcare Solutions’ Imaging Expert, Kim Garriott

Until recently, CDs have been the media of choice when providing image access to patients as well as providers outside their primary care facility.  However, Kim Garriott, Principal Consultant, Healthcare Strategies, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, believes there is a better way.

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Building a Software-Defined Data Center—You’re Closer Than You Think

By David Angradi, Director, Software Defined Data Center Solutions, Logicalis US

Many CIOs reluctantly admit their line-of-business colleagues sometime have good reason to procure technology services outside the watchful eye of the IT department. In the absence of a more centralized, easy-to-control pool of IT resources, CIO hands have been tied by the limitations of traditional hardware-based data centers.

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Ever Wish Someone Else Could Manage Your Microsoft Exchange Environment?

Thinking about migrating to Microsoft Exchange Online? It could be a good move – if you’re doing it for the right reasons.  Remember, even when your email resides in the cloud, there are still a myriad of administrative tasks to perform such as setting up mailboxes, groups, distribution lists, public folders, policies, and transport rules.  It’s time consuming, and if you have human resources dedicated to these tasks, you’ve probably asked yourself on more than one occasion if their talents could be better utilized in some other way.

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You’re Closer to SDDC Than You Think

By David Angradi, Director, Software Defined Data Center Solutions, Logicalis US

If you’re like most CIOs, your job description has been steadily evolving from technologist to trusted advisor.  You’re delivering IT as-a-service with a focus on user experience rather than speeds and feeds, and you’ve begun to free the IT team to focus on new and innovative ways to give the company competitive advantage.

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