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Expert Discusses Cloud Computing Options

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

August 9, 2011

In a Q&A with eWeek, IT expert Chris Witt discusses ways healthcare companies should handle moving data to a cloud computing infrastructure. In light of a recently released report concluding that healthcare companies are uncertain about moving to the cloud, Witt discusses how an organization can determine if the cloud is the appropriate step; recommended cloud platforms; maintaining HIPAA compliance when implementing the cloud system; necessary steps when migrating to the cloud, and differences between private and public clouds in healthcare. Editor's Note: For more about cloud computing privacy issues, register for the IAPP's next Web conference, Outsourcing to the Cloud: Practical Considerations for Data Owners and Cloud Vendors, which will be held this Thursday, August 11. 
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