You have undoubtedly heard the term “cloud computing” applied to a wide range of technologies, and used to describe any number of very different products. Most people accept this term, while secretly wondering “what is the cloud?” and “where is it located?”. Since data security and privacy are of utmost importance to healthcare organizations, and HIPAA regulations mandate certain “reasonable and appropriate” controls to be implemented for data protection, many wonder if cloud computing solutions can truly meet the requirements of HIPAA and provide the same data protection as traditional on-premise computing systems. In this session, we’ll define cloud computing and discuss the options and possibilities for taking advantage of the flexibility and scalability of cloud services while maintaining a careful control on data security, privacy, and availability.
This session is offered as a 75-minute webinar using the GoToWebinar platform. The open format encourages questions during and after the session. Attendees will receive the presentation materials the day after the event. The effective five-point agenda is:
- What’s “reasonable and appropriate”?
- Understanding the three “flavors” of cloud computing
- What does HIPAA say about using the cloud?
- How to evaluate a cloud computing vendor or solution vis-a-vis HIPAA requirements?
- Recommended Best Practices and Actions to Take Now
Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the de-facto standard for deploying technology, but many in the healthcare sector have legitimate concerns about security and privacy, and whether data can truly be protected in the cloud. In addition, “cloud computing” itself refers to a wide range of solutions, leading to confusion and misunderstanding about the options and costs involved.
Date & Time
February 22, 2017
11 am – 12.15 pm CT
If you receive, create, maintain or transmit ePHI or any sensitive information for which you cannot afford loss or harm, you should attend this session entitled “Information Risk Management Essentials (or 101)”.
- Understand the difference between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-service (SaaS)
- Evaluate which solution is right for the technology being implemented
- Identify the hidden costs in technology deployment, and how to properly cost-compare the options
- Evaluate software and cloud vendors’ adherence to HIPAA regulations
- Be able to implement “reasonable and appropriate” controls to leverage the cloud
- All registrants will receive a copy of all slide materials.