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Cloudy Confidentiality: Clinical and Legal Implications of Cloud Computing in Health Care
The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online has recently published an article titled: Cloud Confidentiality: Clinical and Legal Implications of Cloud Computing in Health Care. Carolina A. Klein, MD accurately describes the difficulties that medical practices face today with technology. Dr. Klein states “The cloud offers a solution to almost any problem a practitioner may encounter.”
Cloud computing and services removes the need to store patient health information (PHI) locally on computers and devices. While there are many tools designed to facilitate moving data to the cloud very few enforce HIPAA compliance, let alone geared toward protecting PHI. “The technology available to practitioners during this digitized era should be utilized to its full extent if it serves the purposes of furthering education and patient care” Carolina A. Klein, MD.
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To read the full article please visit the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online at http://jaapl.org/content/39/4/571.short.