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Is the Cloud Clear Enough for You?

Posted January 06, 2012 7:01 AM

Is it just the latest buzz term, or maybe just a repackaging of the old ASP concept with some added frills? Whatever it is (you can check with NIST for a definition), cloud computing is here to stay. But what role or roles can it play in healthcare, given the stringent requirements for patient data security? Are you comfortable with the idea of consigning some computing chores to the cloud?

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