Healthcare Technology and Security

Protection of personal health information is a critical priority. Intel®-based technologies can support the need for compliance with local regulation of healthcare information such as the HIPAA privacy and security rule.

Healthcare Security Related Material

Explore Intel's user experience research, which shows how touchless multifactor authentication (MFA) can help healthcare organizations mitigate security risks while improving clinician efficiency, convenience, and patient care.

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The financial impact from security breaches in the United States averaged more than USD 5.2 million per event in 2011. Implementing a proactive, preventative approach to privacy and security is a practical strategy that healthcare organizations can use to manage risk.

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With the ubiquity of personal electronic devices, many healthcare workers are frequently performing workarounds—alternatives to approved workflows that bypass their organizations’ privacy and security measures.

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The case study looks at how DuPont built a private, high-performance cloud infrastructure using available technologies, including Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT). The cloud service provides DuPont research and development with the highly leveraged, on-demand resources it needs to support growth in modeling, simulation, informatics, and analytics, while increasing data center security and compliance capabilities.

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Lab testing with the Epic Systems Corporation’s EHR reporting solution demonstrates that encryption CPU overhead can be significantly reduced with hardware security technologies. Healthcare is undergoing major changes driven by several concurrent trends, including migration to electronic health records (EHR), mobile health, cloud computing, and health information exchange (HIE). While these promise compelling benefits, including improving the quality and reducing the cost of patient care, they also bring privacy and security risks.

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Innovative new technologies promise great benefits in improving patient care. Healthcare breaches have reached alarming levels, both in frequency and business impact. The total average cross-industry cost of a data breach in 2013 was estimated at USD 3.5 million.

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White Paper: Describes how with the help of integrated security solutions from Intel® Security and McAfee, healthcare organizations can successfully unify usability and security to satisfy the needs of patients, practitioners, administrators, and IT.

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Solution Brief: McAfee and Intel collaborate to deliver vertically integrated security solutions that provide strong security suitable for healthcare, while also enabling a great healthcare worker user experience, improved compliance, and lower risk.

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Moving to electronic patient records will greatly contribute to improving the quality and reducing the cost of patient care. However, the frequency of breaches has reached a level that threatens to impede or derail this migration.

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Wireless Credential Exchange-embedded RFID tag helps safeguard protected health information by enabling security policy enforcement based on device location. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule requires healthcare organizations in the United States to prevent unauthorized access to their patients’ electronic protected health information (PHI).

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Healthcare organizations are realizing the value of risk assessments as much more than a regulatory or standards compliance checkbox, but a practical tool and best practice for answering the question of when privacy and security are good enough.

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Meet future IT challenges with data center consolidation, interoperability, and security. Siemens and Intel deliver enhanced scalability and robust security for healthcare. Stress, load, and scalability testing have verified that Siemens Melior can now scale to over 9,000 concurrent users.

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White Paper: See how Epic’s electronic medical record (EMR) systems and InterSystems software on the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 family can help hospitals increase database scalability to accommodate larger patient volumes and user requests.

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InterSystems Caché* database paired with Intel® AES-NI Using Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) with InterSystems Caché* EHR database substantially improves encryption performance and reduces computational overhead.

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