An upcoming report from Porter Research reveals that most chief information officers place a high value on cloud-based systems, with 58% of respondents giving a 4 or 5 (out of 5) rating to cloud computing's ability to allow secure data access from disparate locations. Factors such as functionality-inadequate EHRs and the idea of a care continuum underscore the need to make data interoperable and accessible across organizations, the report notes.

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