DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

 

More Industry Headlines

The importance of breast MR screening for high-risk patients Experts weigh in on MR's emerging role in breast cancer diagnostics

FIME 2018 exhibitors A few of the companies you won't want to miss in Orlando

All-optical ultrasound could pave way for combined MR-ultrasound imaging Three orders of magnitude faster than current optical systems

First radiology center opens in Zimbabwe capital to help curb shortage Currently 115 radiologists in country of 14 million people

Fewer ICDs are failing to comply with CMS NCD standards, says study Follows DOJ investigation into overuse of non-NCD-compliant ICDs

Ensuring adherence to mammo screening exams Early diagnosis means less aggressive, less costly treatment

India hospital where man died in MR accident seeks new machine Adding a second scanner in addition to fixing the first raises concerns

MR okay for cardiac device patients – if done right Consulting with electrophysiologists is essential

Generator production for Tc-99m in Australia suspended following mechanical fault Expected to take weeks to repair

Not enough imaging data to train AI on rare pathologies? Create it! Researchers use machine learning to produce realistic artificial X-rays

From HIPAA to hyper-converged – a healthier storage scenario lies ahead

By Shridar Subramanian

In 2017, HIPAA turned 21. Had you told a health care IT professional in 1996 that health care data would grow 48% YoY, and the projected total volume by 2020 would be close to 2,500 exabytes, their head would have spun at the massive task of managing cost, complexity, risk and compliance.

If that weren’t enough, when HIPAA was enacted into law, just 13% of the U.S. population had Internet, only 15% owned a mobile phone, and the smart phone hadn’t even been imagined. Today, a third of a billion smartphone users have a health app on their phone.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Source-Ray, Inc. - Innovations In Portable X-Ray

SRI is a leading Developer, Manufacturer & Supplier of Innovative Portable Imaging Equipment. We offer Lightweight, Agile, Easy to Maneuver Portable X-Ray Systems ideal for maneuvering in tight spaces. Call us at 631-244-8200



Oh, and just to rub salt in the wounds, 1996 also saw the birth of cryptovirology – a cryptoviral extortion protocol – that would grow up to form the basis of what we know today as ransomware; which grew over 89% in terms of health care-targeted attacks in 2016 to 2017.

That’s some coming-of-age party — massive volumes of high-value, critical and personal health care data spread across multiple locations, becoming increasingly vulnerable through factors including human error, natural disaster and malicious threat. Of course, the crux of the problem is not simply HIPAA. The scale of the data management, compliance and protection challenges that health care organizations are dealing with today is unrecognizable from twenty, ten, even five years ago.

For example, a petabyte worth of storage used to be a Fortune 500 problem. Today, a petabyte of storage is commonplace to organizations of all sizes – particularly health care organizations. It’s easy to understand the scale of the problem by looking at just one scenario of a StorageCraft customer – a regional health care leader with eight imaging centers, two radiation therapy centers, and four hospitals that initiated a proactive breast health strategy by going beyond the standard mammogram, and introduced high-resolution 3-D mammograms. With the move came a massive increase in data-storage requirements. What was formerly a gigabyte-scale storage operation, immediately turned into a petabyte-scale operation.

The struggle with data management, compliance and protection is reaching breaking point for many organizations. A recent independent survey by StorageCraft among IT Decision-Makers (ITDMs) showed that more than half of U.S. organizations are at risk from potentially disastrous data recovery practices. Fifty one percent are not confident that their IT infrastructure can perform instant data recovery in the event of a failure, and nearly half of the surveyed organizations are struggling with data growth. In fact, they believe it is only going to get worse. Health care organizations appear to be struggling the most, with 56% of health care ITDMs saying their organization would benefit from more frequent data backups, but the scale of data growth and their backup technology infrastructure doesn't allow it.

  Pages: 1 - 2 >>

Related:


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED