While data security is a top priority for IT professionals in every industry, this is especially true for those supporting healthcare organizations. Protected health information has more value on the black market than credit card numbers alone because it can be used by identity thieves to obtain pharmaceuticals and medical care.
What's the prevailing reason why the healthcare industry is slow to adopt the cloud? Fear. But the truth is, healthcare organizations—already resource-constrained—need to be continuously investing in advanced security measures to protect their PHI. Those that don’t may pay an even steeper price.
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A Better Way to Protect your PHI
Addressing and Debunking Five Common Cloud Myths
Why Healthcare IT Professionals Are Adopting the Cloud
How Healthcare Organizations Use the Cloud
Healthcare providers are looking to cloud computing to safeguard PHI, demonstrate Meaningful Use, and safely enable widespread staff use of mobile devices while complying with the newest HIPAA updates. This is particularly challenging given the added constraints of tighter budgets, smaller staffs, and greater stakeholder demands. Some providers hesitate to move HIPAA-centric applications and workloads to the cloud. They see HIPAA compliance as a moving target that never settles in one place long enough to generate confidence. All too often, that’s the wrong strategy. This whitepaper outlines a five step process for achieving HIPAA compliance and protecting PHI in the cloud amidst the challenges that all providers face.