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Cloud Computing Security Vendors for Healthcare

Cloud Computing Security Vendors for Healthcare | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Reviewing the various cloud computing security options is essential for organizations of all sizes.
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...... in a highly regulated industry, organizations cannot choose a cloud vendor simply for the sake of having one. Healthcare cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated, and as such, covered entities have to find solutions that optimize workflow and keep sensitive information secured.
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Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Hadoop Apps in Healthcare

Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Hadoop Apps in Healthcare | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Impact of Big Data apps in healthcare sector
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.......... getting access to this valued data and categorizing it into clinical and advanced analytics is crucial for building sustainable healthcare systems that are more accessible.

 

Guest post: Thanks to @janet tompson for the article.

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Dropbox? When is it OK to say 'yes'?

Dropbox? When is it OK to say 'yes'? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A healthcare CIO reverses course and lets doctors use the cloud service, but only with a layer of data encryption for security.
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St. James Hospital Group, which has hospitals in Malta, Hungary and Libya, is greatly concerned about ensuring data privacy and security, but it also needed a way to speed up collaboration and workflows.

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Cloud computing is coming for your DNA, and it will lead to better drugs and health care

Cloud computing is coming for your DNA, and it will lead to better drugs and health care | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
DNAnexus is adding Regeneron Genetics Center to its group of partners. DNAnexus will convert 1,000 exomes a week into usable data in the cloud.
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While the time and cost to sequence an entire genome has dropped to a day — or hours — and $1,000, from the 13 years and nearly $3 billion it took to complete the internationally-run Human Genome Project, more obstacles remain.

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Cloud, Mobile, Healthcare And Enterprise Software Lead Deloitte's 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey

Cloud, Mobile, Healthcare And Enterprise Software Lead Deloitte's 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud and SaaS-based start-ups are generating the greatest levels of confidence with global investors today, up 2% from 2013. Global investors continue to place a very high level of confidence in Cloud- and SaaS-based startups, with the industry receiving a 4.11 score on a 5.0 confidence rating scale. These and other key [...]
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These and other key findings are from the 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey published last month by Deloitte & Touche LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

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INFOGRAPHIC: EHR Software - The Future Of Healthcare Industry

INFOGRAPHIC: EHR Software - The Future Of Healthcare Industry | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

EHR software has been a revolutionary introduction in the healthcare industry. Not only does it help doctors with easy access to patient records and more accurate treatment delivery, but also aid patients with automatic billing at reduced costs. Adoption of EHR in the United States has gained a lot of momentum off late, and at this rate, patient care is going to have a safer and improved future. 

 

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EHR software has been a revolutionary introduction in the healthcare industry. Not only does it help doctors with easy access to patient records and more ....

 

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Thanks for the mention, Peter :)
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You're welcome Agnipravo Sengupta
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Leadtek reveals complete cloud computing solutions at Computex

Leadtek reveals complete cloud computing solutions at Computex | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

At Computex this year, Leadtek takes the opportunity to showcase the fruits of its graphics and wireless communications R&D. Themed "Cloud Integration," LEADTEK will exhibit its latest 3D graphics computing, video surveillance, healthcare, Alzheimer's care solutions at Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Hall 1, Booth A1122.

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Other than personal healthcare management services, Leadtek also invented a mini locating device suitable for those suffering from Alzheimer's. This helps to enhance their personal safety and reduce the burden of the care person.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Road To HIPAA Compliance

INFOGRAPHIC: The Road To HIPAA Compliance | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

HIPAA refers to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which in essence establishes national standards for electronic health care transactions, protects the privacy of individuals’ health care information and encourages greater use of electronic data within the healthcare system.

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Excellent Infographic from Axway

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HEALTHCARE: Cloud computing and BYOD in the healthcare industry | CenterBeam, Inc News

HEALTHCARE: Cloud computing and BYOD in the healthcare industry | CenterBeam, Inc News | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud computing is beginning to play a larger role in the healthcare industry. From bring your own device to cloud-based solutions that improve response times during public health crises, healthcare is experiencing the same IT landscape changes that many businesses have seen over the past few years.

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As the healthcare industry encounters IT changes and growing demands, cloud-based computing and BYOD policies will become integral to healthcare.

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How cloud computing is changing the world ... without you knowing

How cloud computing is changing the world ... without you knowing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
From improving healthcare standards to reducing carbon footprints, the cloud is driving a quiet revolution, says Joe Baguley
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We're moving into what is becoming known as the mobile/cloud era. Our thinking is being shaped by several key areas: the need for flexible IT infrastructure, the emergence of big data analytics and increased mobile usage.

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Cloud Computing Set to Take the European Healthcare Industry by Storm

Cloud Computing Set to Take the European Healthcare Industry by Storm | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Like many other verticals, the intensely competitive and dynamic healthcare industry is looking to cloud computing as a means to improve quality of services while reducing costs.
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The storage of patient data, accessible form anywhere, will benefit the Healthcare tremendoulsy.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Can Health Care Data Be Secure in the Cloud?

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Health Care Data Be Secure in the Cloud? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Health care organizations are moving infrastructure and data to the cloud at a fairly rapid pace. A recent study suggests the cloud computing market i...
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The last part (protecting data) of the Infographic is fundamental to the Cloud take up in healthcare. Just maybe I would add disaster recovery to the list.

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Paul Gagnon's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:25 PM

I am quite opposed to putting sensitive information in the hands of external parties. It appears to be similar to privatizing government....

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Power Of Healthcare Data

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power Of Healthcare Data | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Infographic: The Power Of Healthcare Data - Cloud computing technologies are on the rise in the healthcare industry.
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No other industry will benefit more from cloud than the Healthcare one.

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How big data analytics help hospitals stop a killer

How big data analytics help hospitals stop a killer | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Wireless biosensors and big data analytics can help hospitals identify patients showing signs of sepsis, the leading cause of death in noncoronary intensive care units in the U.S. They can even keep monitoring patients who have been discharged.
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Sepsis is a serious medical condition that occurs when the body unleashes the full force of the immune system in response to an infection.........

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2015 Healthcare Cloud Computing Forecast Growth Leads To Need For Storage

2015 Healthcare Cloud Computing Forecast Growth Leads To Need For Storage | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Research And Markets has announced its 2015 look at the global healthcare cloud computing market, Global Healthcare Cloud Computing Market...
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According to PR Newswire, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.95 percent between 2014 and 2019, mostly driven by industry-wide increased adoption of IT.

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Healthcare data security: Is cloud encryption alone enough?

Healthcare data security: Is cloud encryption alone enough? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
What if the data of 80 million Anthem subscribers were encrypted at rest? And access required two-factor authentication? Would the security breach still have occurred? These lines in the new cyber-security “anthem” are being sung with gusto by those following the bouncing cursor of a breach that may be larger than all healthcare security breaches of the last ten years combined.
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This means that someone with access to a computer can access the database decryption key, or potentially even unencrypted database contents, from the RAM, or ‘working memory,’ of the computer.

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Dome9 Security's curator insight, February 18, 2015 1:15 AM

You it's not, right?

Amit's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:05 AM

Encrypting the data is just part of the process, the next step is to ensure that only those who should be accessing the data are able to reach it.


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David Sussman's curator insight, March 9, 2:04 PM

This means that someone with access to a computer can access the database decryption key, or potentially even unencrypted database contents, from the RAM, or ‘working memory,’ of the computer.

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How Cloud Computing is Changing the Healthcare IT Industry

How Cloud Computing is Changing the Healthcare IT Industry | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The accelerating migration to cloud computing represents a change for the way the healthcare industry sources its health information technology.
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Medical imaging is one of the most prolific uses of cloud in healthcare. By using a cloud solution for storing and sharing large data files involved in medical imaging saves hospitals, physicians and other organizations in health care costs while boosting speed and efficiency.

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Nicolas Huau's curator insight, September 16, 2014 8:27 AM

The accelerating migration to cloud computing is changing the way the healthcare industry sources its health information technology

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HEALTHCARE: Community health systems, HIPAA, and cloud hosting: The facts

HEALTHCARE: Community health systems, HIPAA, and cloud hosting: The facts | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

On the heels of the recent Community Health Systems (CHS) data breach, in which 4.5 million Personal Health Records (PHI) were compromised, the industry is abuzz about data security in the HIPAA Compliant cloud businesses.

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The massive security breach at CHS shows just how important it is to be proactive with all aspects of data security. PHI can no longer be secured with traditional security technologies and methodology- even up to date antivirus and firewall technologies are not enough to protect sensitive data from professional hacking teams.

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Frost & Sullivan: Healthcare Companies Use Cloud Technology the Most

Frost & Sullivan: Healthcare Companies Use Cloud Technology the Most | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A new Frost & Sullivan survey revealed almost half of the IT decision-makers in healthcare companies across the U.S. and Europe have moved the majority of their enterprise communications to the cloud.
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The research firm said earlier this year it expects the demand for healthcare cloud services to expand at a 29.8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2018.

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New technology to take cloud computing to next level

New technology to take cloud computing to next level | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The ever-increasing demand for information and data storage will be the focus of a new center for training researchers and seeking to develop innovative laser technology to take cloud computing to ...
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“The biggest growth sector is in what is called ‘cloud’ computing, where data is stored remotely,”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Paper Vs Big Data In US Healthcare

INFOGRAPHIC: Paper Vs Big Data In US Healthcare | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The healthcare industry has been making its move toward technology, the latest big move has been adopting the concept of cloud computing to organize, share data and protect patient information and healthcare data...
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“Cloud storage,” says Arnette, “can cost as little as 10 cents a month for ‘fast’ storage.”

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Paul Gagnon's curator insight, November 27, 2013 8:25 PM

The power of conversion from paper to digital...

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e-Prescription Use Drives Cloud Computing in Healthcare: Kalorama Report

e-Prescription Use Drives Cloud Computing in Healthcare: Kalorama Report | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 -- Filling prescriptions electronically is one of the demands of IT systems in healthcare and that is fueling cloud computing system purchases, according to “The World Market for Cloud Computing in Healthcare”...
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The use of e-prescription by physicians is expected to experience a significant amount over the next few years with the growing regulatory requirements and disincentives to use paper patient records.

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Does cloud computing threaten patient privacy, data security? | HealthITSecurity.com

Does cloud computing threaten patient privacy, data security? | HealthITSecurity.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The rise of cloud computing has created a host of new challenges for patient privacy and data security, according to two Seton Hall School of Law professors.
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Interesting perspective! Worth a read

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Why Healthcare Must Embrace Cloud Computing

Why Healthcare Must Embrace Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Regulatory compliance for the healthcare industry is a hot-button issue. The overriding compliance requirements that this industry faces are dictated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), enacted by Congress in 1996.
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Undoubtedly the cloud will benefit the Healthcare industry not just from mobility and costs, but it will test the industry's desire to change.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Healthcare - Tablet Total Cost Of Ownership

INFOGRAPHIC: Healthcare - Tablet Total Cost Of Ownership | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Tablet Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO) - Recent trends seem to indicate that the efficiency of Cloud Based record keeping...
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Security (and privacy) concerns should not to be taken lightly. ID theft is already a huge underworld "business" and it will not help if medical records had to end up in these same wrong hands.

 

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