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The hidden vulnerabilities in Healthcare Data Management

The hidden vulnerabilities in Healthcare Data Management

In this second in the series of blogs on cybersecurity, Steve Matheson, Product Manager for BridgeHead’s RAPid™ Data Protection solutions, explores what makes healthcare organizations prime targets for cyber intrusions, explains the difference between 'attack...

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How is your hospital protecting its Linux workloads?

How is your hospital protecting its Linux workloads?

In this next blog of the series on data protection and cybersecurity, Steve Matheson, Product Manager for BridgeHead's RAPid™ Data Protection solutions, takes a closer look at the burgeoning use of Linux across the healthcare Enterprise and examines some of the key...

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“What has a FHIR repository ever done for us?”

“What has a FHIR repository ever done for us?”

In this blog, Adam Coombes, Product Owner for BridgeHead's HealthStore, explores the value of a FHIR repository, leveraging the genius of Monty Python references to make his point. “Well, maybe not an aqueduct, but there’s healthcare!” Let’s begin by quoting directly...

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Cyberattack protection – don’t dismiss the obvious!

Cyberattack protection – don’t dismiss the obvious!

In this data protection and cybersecurity blog series, Steve Matheson, Product Manager for BridgeHead's RAPid™ Data Protection solutions, explores some key themes around backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity as it pertains to healthcare, kicking us off...

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Fewer applications mean more secure healthcare environments

Fewer applications mean more secure healthcare environments

The global prevalence of cyber-crime in healthcare has increased exponentially in recent years. According to the World Economic Forum, since 2016, the number of confirmed cyber attacks against healthcare organizations has doubled, and strikingly between 2022-2023, the...

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What are your legacy applications costing you? (Part 2)

What are your legacy applications costing you? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this blog, we talked about the financial costs that healthcare organizations have to bear when managing their legacy application estate. But… Legacy applications cost more than just money! I’ve often heard the expression, ‘it’s not all about money’ – and,...

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What are your legacy applications costing you? (Part 1)

What are your legacy applications costing you? (Part 1)

‘Digital transformation’, that somewhat overused and under-defined term in my opinion, is happening across the globe. The ultimate aims seem to be centered around increasing efficiencies in the delivery of care and improving patient outcomes – all laudable goals....

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HIPAA – A Brief History And Summary

HIPAA – A Brief History And Summary

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed on August 21, 1996, with the dual goals of making healthcare delivery more efficient and increasing the number of Americans with health insurance coverage. This complex and comprehensive set of...

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3 key considerations for a successful EHR Migration

3 key considerations for a successful EHR Migration

Switching to a new EHR system? You need to consider these 3 things for a successful EHR Migration Hospitals are always in the process of switching EHR systems. A report entitled "Acute Care EMR Decision Insights" from KLAS research found that it is the norm to have...

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Addressing The Storage Crisis For Digital Pathology

Addressing The Storage Crisis For Digital Pathology

Addressing The Storage Crisis For Digital Pathology There are multiple drivers for change in histopathology across the NHS and private sectors. Pathology services are facing huge pressures through rising workloads, the increasing complexity of their work, and staff...

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