Health IT tip of the day: The drive to the cloud

Delivering a smart cloud strategy to safeguard protected health information and remain HIPAA compliant need not be an insurmountable challenge.

Alison Haughton, senior healthcare product marketing manager for Tinton Falls, N.J.-based Commvault: It's no surprise that storage costs and compliance regulations for data retention are driving cloud adoption in healthcare. In the last several years, cloud technology has become an effective way to reduce operational expenses while enabling the sharing of clinical information across disparate information systems in near-real time for better clinical and non-clinical management of protected health information.

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