Cloud Computing

By Jennifer Dennard 11:53 am February 03, 2012
My ears perked up earlier this week when the radio show Marketplace ran a piece entitled “Megaupload Case Exposes Cloud Computing Risks.” I had read rumblings of the imminent shutdown of the file-sharing site, and sure enough, the Justice Department shut it down earlier this month for alleged copyright violation.
By Shahid Shah 09:37 am January 11, 2012
Last year I started a series of “Dos and Don'ts” in hospital tech by focusing on wireless technologies. Folks asked a lot of questions about dos and don'ts in other tech areas so here’s a list of more tips and tricks.
By Geoff Webb 08:16 am November 15, 2011
The healthcare industry is under constant pressure to streamline the sharing and availability of information, while at the same time maintaining ever-more rigorous controls over patient privacy, and of course, reducing costs at the same time. Therefore cloud computing offers some significant opportunities, perhaps even more significant than in...
By John Halamka 09:13 am October 12, 2011
I've written about the implications of staff bringing their own devices to the office instead of using corporate desktops and the challenges of keeping mobile devices secure.
By Jeff Rowe 01:56 pm August 01, 2011
It seem an increasing number of healthcare providers are spending more and more time gazing at, and venturing into, the clouds.
By Jennifer Dennard 10:11 am June 07, 2011
If you’re reading this blog, you most likely saw the pop-up/interstitial Intel ad that asks “Is Cloud Computing Right for You?” Steve Jobs apparently thinks so.
By Jeff Rowe 12:09 pm June 02, 2011
On June 1, enterprise imaging vendor DR Systems announced that it is developing an ambulatory imaging-centric EHR. According to DR Systems, the cloud-based, vendor-neutral EHR is scheduled to be available in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will be certified to facilitate meaningful use compliance for medical imaging specialists.
By Jeff Rowe 10:08 am June 02, 2011
In an age so defined by technology, two seemingly contradictory assertions seem pretty safe. First: the legal system will always be playing catch-up to technological change. Second: those who decide to use new technologies would do well to understand current law, regardless of whether or not it’s up-to-date.
By John Halamka 09:40 am May 16, 2011
It's been a bad month for the cloud.
By James Ellis and Aaron Razavi 01:28 pm May 06, 2011
Datacenters are booming. Demand grew 13% in 2010 and is expected to continue to accelerate according to New York research firm Tier 1. However, demand has outpaced the rate of construction for physical space, thus alternative strategies of data management are being considered.

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