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MyVitalz Strengthens Cloud Posture with Armor Managed Security Solution

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Armor has announced that it has further strengthened cloud security for MyVitalz™, a cloud-based in-home medical monitoring solution provider that improves care and reduces costs. A customer since 2013, MyVitalz is now transitioning to the latest version of Armor’s dynamic security solution to improve PHI data management and protection.

“The healthcare industry is responsible for vital data that is highly coveted by criminals,” said Chris Drake, founder and CEO, Armor. “With these security threats and new regulatory demands consistently being implemented, the cloud has become an ideal platform to manage massive amounts of information. To fully leverage its benefits and efficiencies, however, security cannot be an afterthought. Armor’s solutions lift security responsibilities from our customers to provide peace-of-mind that critical patient data is protected.”

5 Technologies That Transformed the World of Nursing Forever

Nursing has moved far beyond the classic image of Florence Nightingale saving the sick and wounded with water and bandages. New technologies have been taking the world by storm lately, and the world of nursing is no different. Let's look at the five technologies that transformed the world of nursing forever.

Electronic IV Monitors

One of the benefits of electronic monitoring is that it is no longer necessary for nurses to administer intravenous feeds continuously. IV pump infusions provide more controlled medication delivery by ensuring a constant flow of fluids and medications like pain meds on demand (within specified limits). Nurses still check on patients and tend to new issues, but there is no longer a need for nurses to continually make rounds to check on each and every patient every few minutes.

GE Healthcare to Connect 500,000 Imaging Machines with Announcement of GE Health Cloud and Apps

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 The GE Health Cloud was unveiled today at the 101st annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. Designed exclusively for the healthcare industry, the new cloud ecosystem and its applications will connect radiologists and clinicians to speed, efficiency and collaboration across care pathways and multidisciplinary teams – both inside and outside the hospital setting.
"Our ultimate goal is to help improve patient care and drive superior clinical, financial and operational outcomes alongside healthcare providers," said Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE. "As the digital industrial leader, we are betting big on the GE Health Cloud. By connecting clinicians with the insights needed, when and where they need them, clinicians can take action to improve healthcare outcomes and delivery around the globe."...

Heathcare cloud company ClearDATA raises $7M

Grazed from VentureBeat. Author: Jolie O'Dell.

ClearDATA, a startup working in healthcare and cloud computing, has pulled together a tidy $7 million in its second round of institutional funding. The funding came from Excel Venture Management and Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and will be used mostly for marketing and sales.

ClearDATA focuses on making secure, HIPPA-, HITECH Act-, and ePHI-compliant cloud software for healthcare professionals and organizations. Its platform is designed to cut costs while improving productivity and regulatory compliance. Products include a HIPAA-compliant cloud, medical imaging storage, automation, disaster recovery, offsite backup, virtual desktop infrastructure, and security services...

Jump Takes Cloud Inventory Management to Health Care

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Chris Talbot.

One way a cloud services provider can differentiate itself is by providing cloud applications and services targeted at a specific vertical market. Although some vertical markets may be larger than others, which dictates the potential revenue opportunities, some verticals are adopting cloud computing in a big way.

A growing vertical in the cloud space is health care. Although security concerns are still top-of-mind for IT healthcare professionals, especially as they pertain to regulatory compliance and keeping data safe from prying eyes, more healthcare organizations and businesses are turning to the cloud to fulfill their application needs...

Does cloud computing threaten patient privacy, data security?

Grazed from HealthITSecurity. Author: Jennifer Bresnick.

The rise of cloud computing has created a host of new challenges for patient privacy and data security, according to two Seton Hall School of Law professors. In a white paper released last month, Frank Pasquale and Tara Adams Ragone assert that government regulators need to issue new laws to specifically protect health data security as data transfer and exchange becomes more facile and ever more prevalent.

Whatever their merits in other areas of business, cloud models have come under scrutiny when used in the healthcare arena,” Pasquale and Ragone say. “Patients are rightly concerned about critical health data being lost or inappropriately accessed. On the one hand, cloud service providers may reduce those risks by deploying their unique expertise. On the other hand, the more entities access data, the more chances there are for something to go wrong. Risks along many dimensions—legal, reputational, medical, among others—need to be addressed.”...

Comprehensive Cloud Computing Healthcare Industry Market Report

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According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Cloud Computing Market In Healthcare Industry (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, CIS, NCIS, PACS, EMR, RIS) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global cloud computing market in the healthcare industry was valued at USD 1.82 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 6.79 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 21.3% from 2012 to 2018.

This report provides the market estimate and forecast in terms of revenue for the global cloud computing market in healthcare industry. A detailed analysis of the market trends, current scenarios and future trends from 2012 to 2018 is available in the report. The market is analyzed by using concepts such as market dynamics including drivers, restraints and opportunities along with their impact analysis and market attractiveness analysis...

The Effects of Cloud Computing on the Health Care Industry

Grazed from Smart Data Collective. Author: Vanessa Parks.

Cloud computing is now not just about uploading your files in Yahoo! Groups or Google Communities for sharing with a common group. Cloud computing today speaks of large data and resources used by enterprises. There are many businesses and industries affected by this trend in technology. One of which is the health care sector. In this article, we will talk about the impact of cloud computing to this industry in the nearest future.

1. Record and Protect Patients’ Information Safely

There’s a saying that doctors can never tell who their patients are to prevent judgments. Patients’ information contains such confidential pieces of data that need to be protected at all times. This is the very reason why the hospital’s IT infrastructure and network must be so secured from hackers or anyone who attempt to get data illegally. Cloud computing, in its most initial state, has had issues regarding security. However now that many experts joined in to make the system really hard to break into, organizations can rest assured that there are increased levels of security and privacy in the cloud. Hospitals who want to use cloud computing must adhere to the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)...

Report: North America’s Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Set to Grow at the Highest CAGR from 2012 to 2017

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MarketsandMarkets conducted a study on the “Healthcare Cloud Computing (Clinical, EMR, SaaS, Private, Public, Hybrid) Market – Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts (2012 – 2017)”, which analyzed and studied the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World. Browse more than 100 market data tables spread through 231 pages and in-depth TOC of “Healthcare Cloud Computing (Clinical, EMR, SaaS, Private, Public, Hybrid) Market – Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts (2012 – 2017)”.

The cloud computing market in healthcare is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 20.5% from 2012 to 2017. Healthcare organizations are required to stretch their limited budgets to meet increasing product and service demands, while complying with new regulations and healthcare reform legislations. Many healthcare organizations are also struggling to manage and optimize their complex IT systems so that patients and physicians can be provided instant online access to information, products, and services through their desktops and mobile devices for faster healthcare delivery. All these requirements have driven healthcare organizations towards adoption of cloud technology and are expected to contribute to its growth in the near future. The market in 2011 was dominated by Non-Clinical Information Systems, contributing the largest share, although the market for Clinical Information Systems is expected to grow at a higher CAGR of 27.1% from 2012 to 2017...

Healthcare Industry to Spend Upwards of $5B on Cloud Solutions by 2017

Grazed from HealthTech Zone. Author: Editorial Staff.

A recent report finds that the fun is just beginning for healthcare in the cloud.

The cloud computing market is poised to expand by an estimated 20.5 percent over the next five years to become a $5.4 billion market by 2017, according to “Healthcare Cloud Computing Market – Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts.” Healthcare spending on the cloud hovers around $1.8 billion as of 2011 despite market penetration of only four percent.

“The market is witnessing a surge in the adoption of technology, and cloud computing is expected to bring about a revolution in the healthcare IT market,” MarketsandMarkets said in the report. It noted that healthcare organizations (HCOs) are expected to deliver more with fewer resources, which is helping to fuel the growth in cloud usage...