In today’s business world, secure IT systems aren’t just a necessity—they are a requirement. Lately, healthcare providers have been overwhelmed with the HIPAA Security Rule, which requires covered entities to have appropriate safeguards in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Coincidentally, the recent boom in portable devices (laptops, tablets, USB drives, etc.), and network channels (Internet, Wi-Fi, cellular networks, etc.) has made it increasingly difficult to enact proper security measures across all data, no matter what the industry.
Fortunately, Cloud computing can help you enable levels of security not found with traditional IT systems. By using a locked down remote desktop client to gain access to systems, putting in layers of security controls and maintaining sensitive patient data in HIPAA and SOC-compliant data centers, businesses and healthcare organizations can minimize the risks (i.e., data loss, intrusion/attacks, and theft) inherent in storing data on traditional devices such as desktops and local servers.