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.
Secure texting is a great initial step for hospitals to explore secure, HIPAA-compliant communications. But in order to improve workflows and care coordination to deliver care precisely when and where it’s needed, hospitals need a comprehensive solution that simplifies workflows and goes far beyond texts. Staff need information from dozens of systems to deliver excellent, timely patient care. Read the eBrief now >>