Cloud

Cloud services put patient information at risk

The cloud is the new normal for enterprise apps, with 70% of all organizations having at least one app in the cloud today, according to IDGs Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 2016. Telehealth, big data management in research and patient management systems are all driving explosive adoption of cloud services in the healthcare industry. In this

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Embracing IoT and cloud: Its all about visibility and planning

Healthcare is one of societys most vital industries, yet many healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up with technological innovation, namely the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. In this guest post, Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder of a company that delivers network access control, visibility, management and policy compliance to ensure networks run

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Cloud-Based Tools, Software Cut Down on Clinical Handoff Errors

Miscommunication is a leading cause of medical error and despite efforts to improve communication, the level of incidents remains high. In fact, recent information from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that communication breakdowns during handoffs contribute to approximately 70 percent of deaths caused by medical error in hospitals and healthcare organizations.But with

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Forrester ranks top 10 cloud vendors for healthcare

Salesforce, Kinvey, IBM, CloudMine and Microsoft come in as market leaders.Salesforce, Kinvey, IBM, CloudMine and Microsoft provide the strongest enterprise cloud systems for healthcare organizations, according to a Q3 2017 analysis from Forrester Research.Forrester assessed 10 vendors: ClearDATA, CloudMine, IBM, Kinvey, Medable, Microsoft, MphRx, NTT DATA, Salesforce and SAS. Forrester picked these vendors, the research

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3 Ways Cloud Faxing Is HIPAA Compliant

Faxing is still an approved way of transmitting sensitive data and, if you havent guessed it by now, is still widely used in healthcare. Despite what you think of it as a technology, faxing is reliable and something medical offices are comfortable using.However, with the sunsetting of the Public Switched Telephone Network and in advancements

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Who’s responsible for protecting patient data in the cloud?

Cybersecurity experts lay out the facts, and misperceptions, about securing data in the cloud. The answer is not so simple.Cloud computing is still fairly new to healthcare and, as such, confusion and a few myths surround the technology. And many of those skewed perceptions are driven by simple misunderstandings, most notably about information security.Indeed, cloud

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Assessing File Sharing and Cloud Computing Risks

In a cyber awareness newsletter, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights notes: “Cloud computing and file sharing services can introduce additional risks to the privacy and security of electronic protected health information that organizations must identify as part of their risk analysis process and mitigate as part of their risk

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