The cloud’s flexibility is appealing for workflow efficiency and innovation with sharing research, streamlining patient records and developing new payment models. Using a vendor offers more options but others have developed an in-house option. No matter the type of cloud, security and HIPAA compliance are key priorities. What are the best practices in making the workflow more efficient? The short answer is that it is still evolving but, it is working.
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Cybersecurity experts lay out the facts, and misperceptions, about securing data in the cloud. The answer is not so simple.
More healthcare organizations are turning to cloud storage for its flexibility, services and functions. But, with Google and Amazon AWS being two of the largest cloud storage providers used in the healthcare sector, it’s important to ask: Are these platforms up to HIPAA standards?
Vivli Center for Global Research Data willo facilitate information exchange for clinical research data, will launch a new platform via Microsoft Azure to improve sharing of clinical trial research.
Microsoft also announced Azure Stack for hybrid cloud environments and essentially gives hospitals just getting started with cloud services the hybrid option as it can be used to keep the system and data on-premise.
Salesforce adds care collaboration features to Health Cloud to enable healthcare pros to care for patients in their homes or clinical settings, and across multiple care plans, the company says.
The secret to cloud security: elasticity. CIOs and CISOs must consider IP address probing, spear-phishing, untrained developers and more when securing cloud assets because health data needs to be at least as secure as physical assets.
IDC says cloud services are transforming IT departments into lines of business as they acquire daily operations tasks instead of carrying them out on their own.
A new cloud service uses a consumption-based pricing model that ensures clients pay only for what they use.
A master patient index could offer patient-matching relief when hospitals plug in to reconcile patient records even with other providers.
Called Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Cloud Service, the program can be used to enable pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations to integrate, reconcile and analyze the growing variety and volume of clinical and healthcare data.
OneDX’s software-as-a-service application connects physicians to registered imaging provider order lists, bringing clarity to proper exam selection and reimbursement coding, and helping to eliminate errors associated with handwritten scripts.
Verato partners with RightPatient to offer a cloud-based system that addresses the comprehensive challenge of patient identity – spanning every point of encounter and extending through every repository of pre-existing medical records and information.
Cloud computing: Can hospitals manage security better than Amazon, Google or Microsoft? Informaticist Nephi Walton challenges health IT professionals to take a hard look at how secure their networks actually are.
The shift to cloud platforms is leading to more innovation and collaboration “The cloud is a game-changer that enables us to partner with people around the world,” said Todd Dunn.
The development and adoption of cloud computing technologies has been more of a migration than a blastoff, according to Chuck Podesta, CIO at University of California Irvine Health.
Most hospitals and healthcare systems across the country have taken what Podesta calls a “piecemeal approach” to adopting the cloud. By his estimate, many more employ private clouds than those who have taken to public clouds
“It’s time to dispel that,” Podesta said.