Edge Computing Key for Health Data Exchange, Data Security

HIT Infrastructure

Hannah Nelson

Many health IT organizations are turning to edge computing to enhance data security, increase bandwidth, and speed up patient data exchange for improved care delivery, according to a report by IDC Health Insights on behalf of Lumen.

IDC defines the edge as “a distributed computing paradigm that includes the deployment of processing and storage resources outside of centralized datacenter and cloud infrastructure, as close as possible to where data is generated and consumed.”

According to a September 2020 IDC survey, 31 percent of healthcare organizations are...

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