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Considering the Cloud: How healthcare organizations can navigate the techno-compliance waters and keep ePHI secure

Healthcare in the United States has quickly undergone a significant transformation. With implementation of the HITECH Act of 2009, by the end of 2010 most office-based doctors—57 percent—were using electronic medical records. The Affordable Care Act, passed in March 2010, added another incentive to the market to adopt new technology by encouraging the creation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) to organize knowledge, technology and healthcare teams around the needs of the patient.

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