Strong cloud measures needed to protect privacy, group tells HHS

12/30/2012 | Government Health IT online

HHS should develop cloud-computing guidelines that focus on business associate deals, security measures and secure infrastructure, Patient Privacy Rights chair and founder Dr. Deborah Peel said. "Issuing guidance to strengthen and clarify cloud-based protections for data security and privacy will help assure patients [that] sensitive health data they share with their physicians and other health care professionals will be protected," Peel said in a letter to the HHS Office for Civil Rights.

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