Tag: cloud infrastructure as a service

The deadline draws near – September 23, 2013 marks the date of when both business associates (now including cloud service providers) and covered entities must meet the HIPAA Omnibus rule, released in January to update the 15-year-old law. A refresh is needed particularly to meet advancing technology and the push to electronic health record systems (EHRs) to streamline patient care and increase the healthcare industry’s efficiency in hopes to reduce healthcare costs. The cloud is a big player in this …

A recent Google search brought me to a health IT blog, Life as a Healthcare CIO, and the post entitled The Reality of SaaS. The author discusses whether or not SaaS/cloud computing is appropriate for EHR (electronic health record) hosting – he reinforces the fact that “current regulatory and compliance mandates require that you find a cloud hosting firm which will indemnify you against privacy breaches caused by security issues in the SaaS hosting facility.” While especially true now, he …

A recent article by CIO.com reports on the growing trend of outsourcing IT infrastructure to service providers – according to the IDC, service providers currently account for 13 percent of new data center space, with projected growth to be more than 30 percent by 2017. The State of Michigan’s Mi-Cloud initiative saw the consolidation of data centers and the widespread use of the cloud across its agencies for increased efficiency and lowering costs. Shifting mission-critical applications to service providers means …

According to a recent guest blog on CrainsDetroit.com, the top ten manufacturing job postings in the Southeast Michigan region are related to the information technology field, including positions such as software developers, computer programmers and system analysts. The Michigan auto and parts manufacturing jobs increased by 22,500 from November 2009-12, according to University of Michigan economist Dan Grimes. High-tech jobs within the manufacturing industry are driven by demand and evolving auto technology – mobile software applications and energy management are …

Venture capitalists invested 45 percent more in digital health in 2012, up from 2011, according to Mobihealthnews.com and a study by Rock health. That’s a total of $1.4 billion compared to the initial investment of $968 million. The study reports the total number of deals increased by 56 percent. Healthcare Software as a Service (Saas) The growth in digital health funding shows a 19 percent increase in healthcare-related software, and 46 percent in digital health overall, while a 4 percent …

According to a Gartner market analysis report on cloud services over 2012-2016, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) spending will exceed $72 billion, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42 percent. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers offer virtual machines and supporting resources, including networks, firewalls, Internet connection, electrical/facility and other infrastructure needs. Additional managed services might include IT disaster recovery, cloud-based disaster recovery, offsite backup, SAN-to-SAN replication and more managed by certified professionals. A projected 19 …

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