How Healthcare Cloud Tools Can Help With HIPAA/HITECH Compliance
Due to the evolving threat landscape and the sensitive nature of data collected by highly regulated healthcare organizations, these organizations also face mounting risks to security and compliance. It doesn't stop there. There also is the threat of downtime, regulatory fines, and reputational risk, which can cause significant damage.
Cloud solutions have proven to be secure and capable of supporting regulated industries; however, it's entirely up to these organizations to implement the appropriate controls – platform-dependent, of course, as the service provider is responsible for more controls as you move further up the stack into PaaS and SaaS.
When organizations weigh the decisions they must make – transferring existing security, compliance, and privacy capabilities versus converting – it demands time, analysis, and resources to accompany the technology decision to adopt a cloud operating model.
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