In the healthcare sector, the storing and sharing of sensitive, digitized patient data has become a significant undertaking and is a heavy burden on resources. Complete conversion of paper medical records to electronic health records(EHR) requires independent practitioners and small healthcare entities to make significant investments in equipment, hardware and software, and qualified personnel. Rather than focusing on the delivery of core patient care services, they now have to worry about IT infrastructure issues, underlying network constraints, and data center accessibility. This is problematic as very few medical offices or small health service organizations can afford to employ dedicated IT staff. In this context, it is evident that cloud-based solutions, which consolidate and outsource computing resources to external entities, would provide substantial relief to healthcare service providers.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has many rules for the security and privacy of patient information, and this has been a deterrent to storing patient data in the cloud. But recent modifications to the regulations have made it much easier to do so.
This eBook explores the below aspects of HIPAA and cloud computing:
1. The Old and New HIPAA Rules
Read on to find the major differences between the old and new rules.
2. The benefits of Cloud Computing for the Healthcare Sector
When it comes to staying on top of industry trends, those in the healthcare sector utilizing cloud computing will undoubtedly have multiple advantages over those slow to adapt to change.
3. How to Make this Transition to Cloud storage
The transition to cloud computing is underway in the industry. For healthcare service providers, it is no longer a question of whether to transition to the cloud, but how soon they can implement a roll-out and start benefiting from its potential savings and all of its capabilities.
Download this cloud computing eBook and get a head-start on more efficient ways to maintain patient data.