Cloud Computing

Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth is expanding again. This time the growth will be in research and development, and it's all happening in Austin, where there is already a core of 36 software developers at work, along with 20 more in other parts of Texas.
February 17, 2014
To all the developers building applications in the cloud that need to comply with HIPAA privacy and security rules: You've just gained a big supporter. Internet behemoth Google recently announced its cloud platform will now be HIPAA-friendly and will support business associate agreements going forward.
February 11, 2014
AT&T has tapped noted heart surgeon, geneticist and author Eric Topol, MD, as its chief medical advisor. Topol is expected to impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, executives say.
February 6, 2014
After a long tenure as "Best in KLAS Overall Software Vendor," Epic Systems has been beaten by athenahealth for the top spot in this year's award ranking, which is tallied based on feedback from thousands of providers.
January 31, 2014
Last October and November, as struggled to accommodate visitors and offer its promised user experience, HHS staff and contractors were, among other fixes, "adding server capacity" -- suggesting that the U.S. CTO's goals of technological innovation remain to be seen in health programs.
January 30, 2014
Medical Professional Services, one of Connecticut's largest multi-specialty independent physician associations is going all out for population health. MPS will employ new technology to improve care quality and coordination across its growing network of providers and patients.
January 24, 2014
A pilot project OhioHealth rolled out with IBM has resulted in a 90 percent compliance with hand-washing standards. That's a 20 percent jump for the hospital -- and markedly better than most other hospitals around the country that are at 50 percent.
January 10, 2014
One byproduct of the massive move toward digitization in healthcare over the past 10 years is a huge – and growing – amount of data.
December 20, 2013
Merge Healthcare is partnering with athenahealth to offer providers the ability to receive and view diagnostic images, exam results and other patient information within their electronic health records.
December 16, 2013
Healthcare cloud services company ClearDATA Network closed an over-subscribed $14 million Series B funding round. The funding provides the company with capital to maximize its growth opportunities and momentum in the market, says ClearDATA President and CEO Darin Brannan.
December 5, 2013
Leveraging the Industrial Internet to better impact patient outcomes, GE Healthcare launched Centricity 360, a cloud service that the company calls "a GE Predictivity solution."
December 3, 2013
Health Fidelity is making its cloud-based REVEAL technology available for research use. The natural language processing platform converts unstructured clinical notes into rich, fully structured and coded content in real-time.
November 20, 2013
The wealth of electronic data generated by the U.S. healthcare system presents a paradox for healthcare providers. Cloud services offers healthcare an attractive solution, helping hospitals scale with ease, better manage resources, and provide fluid access and sharing of medical images across organizations, departments and providers – achieving a connectedness that supports healthcare organizations’ patient care goals. Learn why cloud services may be the solution to your healthcare organization’s medical imaging challenges.
November 7, 2012
While conducting research for the long overdue and nearly completed report on Personal Health Clouds (Dossia, Google Health and HealthVault) came across a recently published report by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) addressing cloud computing security.
December 10, 2009
The concepts of “security” and “privacy” of medical information (Protected Health Information, or PHI) are closely intertwined.
September 25, 2009
The announcement of investing and coordinating development efforts with Practice Fusion has brought talk of “cloud computing” to the fore.
August 13, 2009
With the recent announcement of's multi-million dollar investment in Practice Fusion, which offers a free, ad-supported physician EHR, "cloud computing" has again taken center stage. More and more health care providers are choosing cloud-based EHR models, opting to let hardware installation, data storage, and application hosting be someone else's headache.
August 6, 2009