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Is Healthcare Cloud Data Security Strong Enough?

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With more covered entities beginning to implement cloud computing options, the issue of healthcare cloud data security becomes increasingly important. Not storing PHI in a physical location can definitely have its benefits, but if healthcare...

How to Keep a Secure Healthcare Environment in the Future

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I recently attended this year’s Cisco Partner Summit which was held in Montreal. The event featured exciting conversations, new trends, and a clearly growing technology field. There were some big messages at this year’s conference...

How Healthcare Can Create a Secure Hybrid Cloud

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There is a visible change happening within the modern healthcare architecture. New types of users, applications and use-cases are all emerging and pushing business drivers forward. One of the biggest impactors of the modern business is, of course,...

Healthcare Leads in Cloud Security Adoption, Says Survey

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Cloud security adoption is increasing in popularity, and the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are leading the way, according to a recent CipherCloud survey. Those two industries represent 38 percent of respondents who are currently using...

HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud: Breaking Down HIPAA Rules

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HIPAA compliance in cloud computing is becoming an increasingly important topic as more covered entities (CEs) begin to consider this option for data storage. Even as cloud computing technology evolves, it is essential that CEs – and their...

Are Healthcare Regulatory Mandates Harming the Industry?

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Healthcare regulatory mandates are designed to help covered entities keep sensitive data, such as patients’ protected health information (PHI), secure. As technology continues to evolve, it is especially critical for healthcare organizations...

Healthcare Cloud Services: 5 Uses You Didn’t Know About

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Healthcare cloud services are opening up endless, new windows of opportunity for providers and patients alike. It’s no secret that today’s healthcare industry has become more digital, more collaborative, more patient-centered and...

How to Stay HIPAA Compliant When Using Your Healthcare Cloud

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The proliferation of healthcare cloud computing has allowed so many organizations to extend their environments, utilize more flexible resources, and empower their users. New types of cloud models have allowed the seamless transition of vast data...

Balancing Healthcare Cloud Prospects With Security Needs

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A healthcare organization is constantly weighing short-term plans against long-term goals and ensuring that these different projects are properly aligned isn’t always easy. Dale Atkins, Technical Architect at Munson Medical Center of Traverse...

App developers call for more HHS privacy, security guidance

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A group of healthcare application developers recently called into question what it alleged are outdated government privacy guidance  and unfavorable regulations. In addition to seeking more developer-friendly resources to help them comply with...

Experts reflect on healthcare cloud data security, compliance

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Though cloud computing technology innovation is constant and healthcare organizations are growing increasingly comfortable with cloud data storage, there are still adoption obstacles. iHT2′s Answers to Healthcare Leaders’ Cloud Questions report compared...

Cloud data risk report: Seeing how healthcare stacks up

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The quarterly Cloud Adoption and Risk (CAR) Report from Skyhigh Networks uses usage data collected from customers around the world to help explain how some enterprise organizations adopt and use cloud data. The anonymized data was collected...

Medical center looks at hybrid cloud options, security needs

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Transitioning data from your own data center to a cloud environment is never a completely smooth process, but recent data breaches have likely forced healthcare organizations to ensure cloud data is secure as possible. Some organizations have...

Boston researchers look at cloud encryption needs

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A group of Boston researchers will be involved in a project part of the National Science Foundation’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program, which will take a broad look at cloud computing innovation and, in party, try to find new ways...

L.A. County moves to Office 365: Security considerations

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A healthcare organization announcing that it has begun using a cloud computing platform isn’t quite the news-maker that it used to be. But the context of these decisions can still be attention-worthy, including to what degree security was...

2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey cites security decisions

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To varying degrees, healthcare organizations are finding more and more uses for the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. As such, the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey broke down SaaS challenges, barriers and successes among the 150 healthcare...

Bridging the gap between health cloud, mobile security

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The promise of cloud applications is reduced costs and increased flexibility for IT and employees alike. But federal and state privacy regulations put cloud applications out of reach for most healthcare organizations. Specifically, protected...

Healthcare CISO details cloud, virtual desktop projects

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When a healthcare organization is building a relationship with a cloud vendor, collaborating on a plan that ensures the vendor meets its specific needs and bears responsibility in securing patient data has essentially become a baseline requirement....

How IT security experts handle healthcare network access

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Healthcare network security has become more complicated over the years because of the explosion of mobile device connectivity. And because it’s so difficult for healthcare organizations to have a firm grasp on where their perimeters begin...

Factoring trust, BAAs into health cloud security decisions

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Trust in healthcare IT security can be a fickle concept, but is also an absolute necessity if an organization is to work with a cloud computing provider. During a panel discussion titled “Data Security in the Cloud: Leveraging the Low-Cost...

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