Cloudy with a Chance of Better Health Care: Security and Compliance Fundamentals for Protecting e-Health Data

by Barbara Filkins
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute hipaa

Health care is widely adopting cloud-based services to exchange medical, financial and related sensitive data across Health Care Information Exchange networks (HIEs), rural health collectives, and large cloud service providers specializing in pharmaceutical, radiology, billing and other areas of specialty traditionally outsourced by health care organizations. Research and consulting firm Markets and Markets (M&M) reports that, globally, 32 percent of health care facilities surveyed are using cloud applications. Of those not yet migrating to the cloud, close to 75 percent are considering doing so over the next three to five years.