The cloud computing market in health care is expected to reach $5.4 billion by 2017 according to a recent study. In the past, the healthcare industry has been extremely resistant to embracing the cloud; however, today more healthcare organizations are rapidly moving their infrastructure and data to the cloud.
Despite the accelerated move towards cloud adoption, it is important for pharma, biotech, SaaS providers, and other healthcare organizations to tread lightly regarding sensitive and HIPAA related information in the cloud.
Applying security best practices is vital to protecting data that rests in the cloud.
The benefits of the cloud are too big to ignore
– About 300% Global health care cloud computing revenue is expected to increase from $1.8 billion in 2001 to $5.4 billion by 2017
Easy to spin resources up and downAccessible and portable dataReduce CAPEX spendHigh Performance/capacityShift IT focus process to innovationIdeal for big data compute jobsStill, sensitive Personally Identifiable Information is at risk.Patient NamesDiagnosesMedicationsHospital RecordsInsurance IDsSocial Security NumbersBilling InformationGenetic History