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Four Top Cloud Security Risks for Healthcare

Healthcare already has some of the most varied and complicated IT environments of any industry. Telemedicine, gene sequencing, patient electronic healthcare records (EHRs), radiology and digital imaging are just some of the constantly expanding IT-based applications in healthcare. Together, these systems generate huge volumes of highly sensitive data on a daily basis. Storing this data in the cloud lets technicians remotely access pools of information for detailed analysis or for ground-breaking research. Among the numerous benefits are flexibility and scalability as well as time and cost savings. Healthcare providers, however, must also operate within strict regulatory constraints. This forces them to approach emergent technologies such as cloud services with painstaking care.

Notwithstanding, a growing number of medical professionals are adopting these services for accessing and sharing information over the Internet.  In these circumstances guaranteed security and privacy for patient data is paramount. Enterprise-grade virtual private network (VPN) software encrypts all communications between multiple endpoints and geographic locations as it passes over the Internet. A VPN renders the data unintelligible to unauthorized observers. Data integrity and privacy is consequently assured.

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