Adoption of Cloud Services for Healthcare: The Urgent Need, Benefits, and Risks
Overview:Cloud computing involves the use of a distributed network of Internet-based servers to store, manage, and process data and run applications remotely. Cloud based services are revolutionizing almost every sector of the economy globally. Global spending on cloud-based technologies is projected to grow by over 70% per year for at least the next 5 years. The two sectors growing most rapidly are government business and healthcare applications.
There aren’t many business enterprises larger, more disparately fragmented, and less technologically advanced than the American Healthcare Industry. Complex and confusing healthcare regulations and requirements for the protection and security of private data are two of the main reasons why the healthcare sector has been hesitant to adopt cloud computing technologies.
Compounding this is the increasing cost of healthcare, new capital expenditures and operating expenses, business and legal risk, choosing the right vendor, confusing regulatory and political issues, vendor compliance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements, and private data ownership, and transmission; among others that drives the need to for healthcare entities to adopt cloud computing. Serious technical issues include digital storage limitations and lack of internal IT infrastructure.
Never the less, cloud computing will streamline electronic health records management and health information exchanges, help to ensure regulatory compliance, reduce costs, and enhance patient care and safety. Cloud systems enable rapid expansion of data storage, enhanced data analysis, and easing of data sharing while keeping some legacy data and applications in traditional, locally secure systems.
It has become imperative that all entities involved in the healthcare industry adopt cloud-based solutions to ensure compliance, cost reduction, collaboration, and efficient management of the vast amount of data. Cloud computing is ideally suited to storing and managing patient records, clinical research data, and imaging data.
Healthcare organizations must balance the costs, risks, and their response to changes in regulations while adopting new products and services to improve patient care and security under increasingly uncertain conditions for re-imbursement of services and more demand from patients for greater security, privacy, and access to their information.
Issues to be addressed in this webinar include:
- The Need to Adopt Cloud Services for Healthcare Entities
- Benefits and Limitations of Adopting Cloud Services
- Service, Pricing, and Deployment Models (Overview)
- Workflow and Data Management
- Privacy and Security
- Legal Issues and Compliance (HIPPA and HITECH)
In this webinar, a group of experts in the field of cloud computing and health data management will discuss the need for healthcare entities to adopt cloud computing and will explain how the initial expenditures will be outweighed by greater security, efficiency, co-operation, and compliance with regulations.
- Macro perspective- cloud adoption in the healthcare space, a tipping point is emerging
- Large volume health care clients are being supported
- HIPAA high tech – security a high concern, regulatory compliance
- Extending data centers
- Pharma seeks the agility of the cloud
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Who Should Attend:
- Chief Medical Officers
- CEOs – Hospitals, Clinics, Medical Centers, Networks, Exchanges
- CEOs Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Healthcare
- Chiefs of Procurement
- Management Information Systems Managers
- Health Information Technology and Systems Managers
- Informatics Specialists
- Health Analysts
- Cloud Computing Data and Security Managers
- Healthcare Insurance and Health Plan Administrators
- Healthcare Compliance, Privacy, and Data Security Officers
- General Counsel in Healthcare Industries
Currently serving in the role of Cloud Solutions Manager for the Healthcare, Insurance sector. Before Verizon served in the role of Accenture Go to Market Lead for their VMware & NetApp Joint Initiatives. Responsible for driving service revenue and VMware/NetApp product revenue by delivering customer value engagements and leveraging strategic partnerships to accelerate business breakthroughs for clients through Virtualization and Cloud.
Prior experience also included twelve years at EMC Corporation in various positions including vSpecialist Sales Manager. In that role was responsible for a Consultive Sales team that spanned three divisions (Federal, Enterprise, Commercial) to ensure that EMC’s solutions would integrate with, extend and accelerate a customer’s virtualized environment and their path to hybrid cloud.
Currently serving in the role of Cloud Solutions Manager for the Healthcare, Insurance sector. Before Verizon served in the role …
Thomas Boosinger is the Founder and CEO of Synaptic Advisory Partners. Tom has more than 18 years of experience working with the industry’s most progressive organizations to develop cloud-based care and relationship management technologies. Over the course of his tenure in the industry, he has managed countless successful software development and integration projects that resulted in lower costs and improved health outcomes. At Synaptic, Boosinger has worked with some of the world’s foremost health organizations managing the research and development of population health and case & care management applications.
Thomas Boosinger is the Founder and CEO of Synaptic Advisory Partners. Tom has more than 18 years of experience working …
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About Synaptic Advisory Partners
About Synaptic Advisory Partners
Synaptic Advisory Partners specializes in the development and deployment of secure cloud-based enterprise applications on the Salesforce.com platform for small and large companies worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, Synaptic has been developing care, physician and patient management solutions on the Salesforce.com platform since 2008. Their flagship product, Synapse, is a revolutionary solution for organizations looking for a simple, smart and intuitive tool to help lower costs, improve health outcomes and truly engage their patients and care teams. To learn more, visit https://www.synapsephm.com/our-solutions/.