Microsoft announced that it has implemented the safeguards required by HIPAA and HITECH inside Windows Azure Core Services and is offering a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) to its enterprise agreement/volume licensing customers and partners in the health industry.
Video may have killed the radio star, but the cloud is expected to rain on its parade, according to a new July report by MarketsandMarkets. Report authors announced Monday that the global healthcare cloud computing market is projected to precipitate a value of more than $5.4 billion by 2017.
When it comes to dealing with huge and ever-growing volumes of health data, IT professionals say disaster recovery and business continuity are their most pressing needs, according to a survey from BridgeHead Software. Storage is a sticking point too, but the cloud is "still not ready for prime time."
Cloud computing is a growing trend, with many looking to the technology as a natural step toward leveraging data. And if there's one more important use for the cloud, Greg Arnette, CTO at archiving company Sonian, believes it would be archiving to it.
At this point, the trend toward cloud-computing is strong, even though some are still skeptical of its "chaotic" use and its ability to meet the needs of health IT professionals. Mariano Maluf, CTO at Atlanta-based GNAX, says now is the time to strongly consider the cloud -- while keeping some basic tips in mind.
A picture is worth a thousand words, the old saying goes. Today, HealthInfoNet, Maine's statewide health information exchange, is launching a pilot that will put both images and words at the fingertips of healthcare providers -- the better to make the right decisions for their patients.
A recent Healthcare IT News survey found 48 percent of respondents planning to incorporate cloud computing into their health IT endeavors; 33 percent already had. But 19 percent answered with a "no," and one expert said their reluctance could have to do with security issues.
Cloud-based research technology launched by Dell last year for the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is gearing up for what's billed as the world's first precision medicine clinical trial for pediatric cancer.
Cloud computing is quickly changing the IT landscape, perhaps most prominently in healthcare. GeoTrust helped outline six keys to understanding SSL encryption, and to choosing the right cloud provider for you.
Wyoming Medical Center (WMC), a 100-year-old hospital in Casper, Wyo., has dumped its frustratingly limited in-house legacy email system for Google's cloud-based system. WMC officials say the new Google system has saved the hospital money and trouble, and they don't have concerns about privacy.