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4 Benefits and Barriers in Utilizing Healthcare Cloud

August 21, 2017 - The healthcare cloud is becoming a more popular – and sometimes necessary – option for providers. Entities are evolving into the digital healthcare space, and are steering away from paper records. Data protection and business continuity measures are often cited as key cloud computing benefits. For example, healthcare organizations can create backup files for their systems. This...


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Using SD-WAN in Telemedicine Capabilities, Network Security

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There a lot of great conversations going on with a clear focus on technology and new ways to deliver amazing healthcare services and provide strong network security.  During the recent Value-Based Care Summit in Chicago, I got the chance...

Overcoming File Sharing, Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns

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Potential file sharing and healthcare cloud security risks must be addressed in covered entities’ and business associates’ risk analyses, according to the latest OCR cybersecurity newsletter. These collaboration tools can greatly...

5 Tips for Healthcare Data Security Success in 2018

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We’re more than half-way through 2017 and many healthcare organizations are already looking ahead. And, for good reason. Healthcare data security will remain one of the top concerns for the vast majority of healthcare organizations housing...

Prioritizing Healthcare Cloud Security in App Transitions

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In working with a vast variety of different types of healthcare organizations, I’m certainly seeing a trend continue to grow. Healthcare is moving to cloud. This means growing from $3.73 billion in 2015 to nearly $9.5 billion by 2020, according...

49% of Orgs Report File Sharing Data Breach in Past 2 Years

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With more healthcare organizations looking to cloud computing and file sharing options, PHI privacy and security cannot be overlooked. Failing to account for how these tools interact with sensitive data or work to keep that data secure could...

Survey Finds Cloud Security, IoT Security Potentially Lacking

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While the majority of organizations utilize advanced technology for sensitive data, including cloud, IoT, and big data, those same entities might not be implementing appropriate data security solutions, according to a recent survey. Lagging cloud...

How Automation, Orchestration Impact Healthcare IT Security

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The modern healthcare organization is a complex IT engine managing numerous users, lots of new resources, rich applications, and new concepts around healthcare service delivery. Here's the reality – the pace of healthcare innovation...

25% of Healthcare Orgs Not Encrypting Patient Data in Cloud

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While more healthcare organizations are considering some form of cloud computing, they might be putting sensitive information at risk by failing to encrypt patient data, according to a recent survey. HyTrust found that even though healthcare...

Cloud Adoption Slows from Lagging Cybersecurity Skills

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Utilizing cloud computing options is quickly becoming more attractive to numerous industries, including healthcare. However, a recent survey indicates that the number of individuals with the necessary cybersecurity skills is not keeping pace...

OIG Finds Unprotected PII in Federal Cloud Computing System

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With more organizations utilizing cloud computing options, including the healthcare industry, it is essential that necessary security measures are taken. A failure to do so could leave PHI or PII unprotected and vulnerable, potentially falling...

Maintaining Data Security with Cloud Computing Options

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Cloud computing is quickly becoming a popular option for healthcare organizations, including both covered entities and business associates. Offsite storage can aid data security measures, but the information can still be accessed from numerous...

Regulations Drive Healthcare Cloud Security, Risk Standards

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The intense healthcare regulatory requirements are one of the key drivers of cloud service providers (CSPs) looking toward healthcare cloud security and risk standardization, according to a recent Gartner report. Gartner’s Market Guide...

McAfee Highlights IoT and Cloud Security Threats, Trends

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Internet of Things (IoT) security and cloud security threats are key areas to watch for critical developments in 2017, according to Intel Security’s McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report. The report also highlighted 14 trends to keep...

Simplifying the Healthcare Data Center Migration Process

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In working with some of the largest healthcare organizations in the world, there has been a common theme when conversations around healthcare data centers come about. Specifically, many organizations are now asking: Just how agile is my data...

Unauthorized Access, Malware Top Cloud Security Worries

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While moving certain IT operations to the cloud can provide numerous benefits for organizations across industries, potential cloud security issues are still a top concern for the majority of IT workers, according to a recent Netwrix Corporation...

CIOs Report Increased Healthcare IT Spending, Cloud Usage

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As healthcare cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, it is not too surprising that a recent survey shows that healthcare CIOs expect to see an increase in healthcare IT spending over the next 12 months. Fifty-two percent of surveyed CIOs in...

How NKR Used Healthcare Cloud for Secure Patient Data Storage

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Utilizing healthcare cloud options can help organizations strengthen secure patient data storage, and improve overall efficiency when it comes to patient care. The National Kidney Registry (NKR) opted to work with Rackspace for healthcare cloud...

HHS Releases Updated HIPAA Cloud Computing Guidance

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released updated HIPAA cloud computing guidance to help covered entities and business associates understand how to take advantage of cloud computing while still remaining HIPAA compliant....

Coordinating Healthcare Data Center Security, Cloud Security

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The modern healthcare IT environment has quickly become the home of next-generation technologies. Still, the proliferation of cloud computing and the data-on-demand generation has created new types of challenges for today’s healthcare IT...

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