The Top 5 Things Companies Handling PHI Need to Know About Cloud Security

An increasing number of healthcare organizations are transitioning from data centers to cloud computing today. Healthcare CIOs are, like those in many other industries, turning to the cloud to realize benefits that include efficiency, flexibility, and cost savings. Some experts argue that this increased use of the cloud opens them up to more security challenges, but in fact the cloud isn’t necessarily any less secure than traditional computing — and in many cases, it is more secure. It’s a matter of using it intelligently and building a complete and appropriate security strategy.

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Beyond Checkboxes: 6 Cloud Security Measures All Healthcare Organizations Should Take

In today’s volatile threat environment, it has become a board-level necessity to find ways to minimize the exposure, liability and risk to personal health information (PHI). One of the best ways to do this is to ensure you are meeting all relevant compliance obligations and requirements. However, most companies simply tick the checkboxes and move on, putting security aside until the next big audit or threat comes along. With today’s threat landscape evolving as you read these very words, this is no longer enough.

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