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Health Care Is Increasingly Moving to the Cloud, but How Does Security Stack Up?

Like many hospital CIOs, John Halamka is obsessed with patient data security. For the last seven years, Halamka, who is CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has shied away from embracing cloud service providers offering to host the hospital’s mission-critical applications on their cloud computing platforms. To ensure security, Halamka built a private cloud that stores and distributes critical information across multiple data centers — but that model is about to change.