Cloud-based EHRs raise HIPAA challenges

Cloud-based electronic health record systems have become increasingly popular, but they raise security issues that providers must address, according to attorney Howard Burde, speaking at the 20th National HIPAA Summit in Washington, D.C., last week, reported FierceEMR's Marla Durben Hirsch. "The healthcare information is stored, used, and analyzed remotely from the users, and accessed through the Internet," Burde said. "It's going somewhere you don't know." To learn more about security issues that are particularly acute in cloud computing, read the full article from FierceEMR.