Google health has been discontinued from this January. But there are some other online websites similar to Google health, the difference is we have to pay for the storage. There are also options for online consultation with doctors.
"The heathcare sector does not seem interested in changing over to using cloud computing"
According to the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT), more than 300 vendors currently offer some variance of electronic medical records — some "in the cloud," some locally, and some in both. We can see that the heathcare sector is interested in cloud computing.
"Health sector adopting cloud computing at early stage far too risky."
Of course there are risks associated with any kind of technology, but cloud computing trend is irrerversible and healthcare providers will benefit a lot if they start their gradual migration to the cloud now instead of waiting for its maturiry before adoption.
Health sector adopting cloud computing at early stage far too risky. Though, we cant under-estimate its commercial growth, but there is need for more collaborative approach among the providers so as to provide very reliable security. More so, I think tackling security in this area needs more cohesion and common strategic approach especially from public & hybrid cloud providers.
But human nature being what it is, people are more moved by anecdotes than data. That the gist of the quote (mis)attributed to Stalin, , "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic."
It's corroborated by what works in marketing, which is telling a compelling story rather than merely conveying information.
At best, the doctors I use may call in or fax a prescription. Even though they now use electronic notebooks in place of paper files, much is still done on paper, particularly the insurance forms.
Thanks Nicole! It always helps to have data rather than anecdotes. I have several friends in nursing, and of course, my own healthcare network. Only one doctor--my son's--electronically sends prescriptions to the pharmacy. Not a scientific sampling, but we do gripe amongst ourselves sometimes...
I remembered Google did have a project called Google Health for synchronizing patients data to the cloud. This was ambitious. The project has been discontinued sometime ago. Besides security reasons, goverments are ot really interested, aren't they?
Nicole as of now, cloud is using in health care sector only for data storage. I mean something like online data storage similar to Google Doc and hotmail SkyDrive. That means they are not using the full potential of the technology. So along with that, they have to implement the other software utilization facilities like hospital management, online billing system, fixing appointment or consultation with doctor etc.
Interesting article on adoption of the cloud in healthcare .Cloud can help healthcare providers and personnel with rapid deployment of services and scalability .Just watched an informative video presentation on cloud computing,Technology benefits , providing insight into cost savings and strategies for adoption@@http://bitly.com/uMMik3
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