Cloud-based image storage on the rise
For instance, security concerns about proprietary data and applications are among the reasons the healthcare industry has been slow to adopt cloud technology, according to a survey unveiled in February by Vernon Hills, Ill., technology vendor CDW.
And last year, Diagnostic Imaging reported on a healthcare data management survey by BridgeHead Survey that found the lowest ranking IT priority for respondents to be cloud storage. According to the survey, 48 percent of the respondents said that concerns about security and availability of patient data were preventing them storing on the cloud.
According to Daher, cloud-storage vendors store images in multiple sites, which means healthcare providers don’t know where the data is sitting, and don’t have oversight regarding viewership privileges. That, Daher says, means that vendors need to assure potential customers they are in total compliance with cloud security practices and patient privacy laws.
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