HIT Infrastructure: Cloud-Based HIT Disaster Recovery Prevents Data Loss, Downtime

Healthcare organizations are still hesitant to adopt cloud-based HIT infrastructure however, it offer many security and disaster recovery benefits.

Originally posted to Hit Infrastructure, – Healthcare organizations are still hesitant to migrate to cloud-based HIT infrastructure systems because of security concerns stemming from storing PHI in an off-premises location. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack reiterates that fear, which makes it important for entities to understand what cloud service providers can offer in the face of malware and DoS attacks. Trying to consume cloud services in a way that does not break the existing model for network security is one of the biggest security obstacles healthcare organizations face when it comes to cloud, according to Webair CTO Sagi Brody. “Healthcare organizations shouldn’t have to compromise on network security or standards in order to consume cloud services,” said Brody. “It shouldn’t be an exception to the rule.” “Cloud providers should provide their services in a way that conforms to whatever existing security regulations are in place,” he continued. “A successful deployment means that the organization’s CSO and the IT department have a lot less work to do. They consume a service that is wrapped around what they’ve already built, rather than have to change what they’re doing.” Once entities understand what they require from a cloud service provider, they need to consider data security and how they are going to utilize cloud services to provide better data security. To read the full article please click here.