High-level data security, flexibility seen in the cloud

Cloud-hosted data harder to access for thieves, but easier for health care providers

By Healthcare Facilities Today
September 3, 2013

In a recent blog on the Healthcare IT News, August Calhoun cautions healthcare provider who are not storing dad on the cloud due to security concerns According to Calhoun, who leads the Dell Services Healthcare and Life Sciences business, moving to the cloud can actually increase data security.

Medical records are popular targets for data thieves, the complexity and difficulty of securing cloud-hosted medical records is why the sue of electronic medical records and other medical applications has grown so quickly. 

Beyond security. Calhoun says, the cloud facilitates access to data from any internet-connected device, offering mobility without having to store data on less-secure end-user devices. 

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