Published on February 20, 2014
What moving to cloud means for practices? © CureMD Healthcare
Digitization of Data • Increased digitization of patient data and collaboration amongst insurance providers and physicians has triggered innovation and integration in the healthcare industry • Modern studies suggest economic factors and government regulations are nudging more independent physician practices to shift to the cloud • With the increase in the number of physicians shifting to cloud, the law governing the usage of such mediums has led to the introduction of a new rule • Called the Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule, the law clarifies the legal framework required for healthcare organizations in order to work with cloud devices
Cloud Services • IT organizations need to evaluate how to federate public cloud services with their private cloud efforts as more healthcare professionals shift to the technology • Organizations will not just have to build a private cloud, but will have to look beyond that • They need to build and deploy a secure, scalable and reliable network which is able to support privacy, high availability and mobility at the cost which meets their budgets
Cloud Services • One of the most ideal solutions for any healthcare organization is to look for a certified cloud provider whenever they decide to shift to the new medium • Whether it is for Infrastructure as a Service and Hosted Collaboration Solutions or Managed Services • One of the biggest advantages of using certified cloud and managed services is that they can assist healthcare organizations and service providers during validation of their architectures and services to meet new third-party auditing standards
Cloud Services • Cloud also helps practices manage their workflows remotely and conveniently • This single-most factor is going to reduce the demand of primary care physicians, nurses and support staff even more in the future and reduce cost of healthcare delivery
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