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Why Choose Cloud-Native Services for Data Interoperability? Here Are 5 Benefits

In the past few decades, the volume of data generated in the healthcare industry has grown tremendously. New laws, such as the HITECH Act, have accelerated the digitization of healthcare records. Meanwhile, a proliferation of healthcare devices, ... Read more
| Author Kate Wang, tagged in HITRUST

HL7 V2 vs. FHIR: Key Differences in Healthcare Data Exchange Standards

Enabling the seamless exchange of healthcare data among applications and systems is vital for realizing the full benefits of electronic health information. But for decades, data remained trapped within proprietary systems. To share information, ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in fhir

How The Cloud Is Improving Healthcare Data Interoperability

Healthcare providers generate a tremendous amount of data. Hospitals and doctors’ offices use computer systems for managing patient information such as records, tracking, and billing. All of these systems need to communicate with each other when ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in healthcare data interoperability, cloud-native healthcare technology, healthcare data management

4 Reasons Healthcare Vendors Need HITRUST Certification

For companies that want to sell into healthcare, HITRUST certification is becoming increasingly critical for success. With 81% of providers and 83% of payers adopting the framework, and many of them requiring their vendors to follow suit, it’s ... Read more
| Author Kate Wang, tagged in HITRUST

Where To Start With HIPAA Compliance On Microsoft Azure

Healthcare organizations are increasingly migrating to the cloud. They are using public cloud services to host patient-facing apps, generate new clinical and operational insights, facilitate collaboration among healthcare teams, and store ... Read more
| Author Mikael Grondahl, tagged in azure, hipaa

The ONC Cures Act Final Rule - Technical requirements summary

The 21st Century Cures Act rolls out significant changes that will transform how the healthcare industry exchanges data at a fundamental level. The act will take advantage of new standards and technologies to empower the patient while modernizing ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in fhir, 21st Century Cures Act, ONC Final Rule

Cloudticity HITRUST Inheritance Program – Accelerate Your Path To HITRUST Certification

HITRUST certification is many things. It’s a shortcut to securing your system against the danger of data breaches; a process for ensuring compliance with HIPAA and other regulations; and a competitive edge for your business in the increasingly ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in Compliance, HITRUST certification, HITRUST CSF

What is the Cost of HITRUST CSF Certification in 2021?

With a 320% year over year increase in cyber attacks, the healthcare industry is increasingly a target for hackers. HITRUST CSF is an advanced system of controls created to address the demands for data security in healthcare.  Let's discuss why ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in HITRUST certification, HITRUST CSF, HITRUST cost, HITRUST certification cost

Four Reasons Healthcare Payers Are Moving To The Cloud – Benefits And Drivers

It’s no secret that healthcare costs in the U.S. are skyrocketing – on both the payer and the patient side. And with the high cost of a customer service representative (CSR) call—according to one survey, as much as $6 per contact—payers can lower ... Read more
| Author Kate Wang, tagged in Healthcare, cloud migration, payers

The Growing Need for HITRUST Certification in Healthcare

Serving the healthcare industry can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, healthcare vendors have the privilege to participate in something that actually makes the world a better place - helping people lead healthier lives, and helping them get ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in Healthcare Industry, Compliance