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Considerations for the Migration of Electronic Medical Records to Cloud Based Storage

전자의무기록의 클라우드 기반 저장소 이동시 고려사항

  • 이명호 (상명대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2016.02.26
  • Accepted : 2016.03.23
  • Published : 2016.03.31

Abstract

As cloud computing becomes more and more popular and ubiquitous, many organizations are deciding to move their whole information infrastructure to the cloud. The healthcare industry is one of those that is beginning to utilize cloud-based solutions en masse. Cloud based computing and storage offers numerous benefits including scalability, cost efficiency, and accessibility, which in turn have the potential to streamline hospital operations. Despite the potential benefits of acquiring this system, considerations must still be given to the migration of the massive amounts of personal and highly protected data to a cloud-based solution. Health care organizations must consider all matters of security, reliability, and availability, to ensure that patients' data remains compliant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant. This paper will examine the benefits and challenges of such operation to determine the best practices for the utilization of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) cloud based networking and storage for small to mid-sized hospitals.

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Supported by : 상명대학교

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