Regulatory policies key when accessing health data on the cloud

When entering into an agreement with a cloud service provider, health professionals have to ensure that any policies and guidelines from their regulatory bodies regarding electronic health records are taken into account, Elyse says in Forensic Accounting & Fraud, a special supplement published by The Bottom Line and Lawyers Weekly.“

“Any contract needs to comply with the highest prescribed standards for encryption, firewalls and passwords.”

As the article notes, although cloud adoption is still in its infancy across many industries, a 2016 global survey by a California-based cloud management company found that 95 per cent of IT professionals are using the cloud.


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