Wednesday, November 21, 2011 6:52:32 PM
One of the earliest boons to the The Cambridge Healthtech Institute recently published an article explaining the worth of cloud computing in the bio-IT industry, as well as others related to the field, including pharmacies and more. Still, as the source notes, companies within the sector are still feeling out the technology to determine the best practices for implementing and managing new cloud-based software, infrastructure and more.
One professional from the pharmaceutical industry cited the benefits of cloud computing specific to his field, and affirmed the revolution of sorts the technology is fostering.
"Big pharma is concered about auditing - now we can show a snapshot of cookbooks running on a node," Andrew Kaczorek of Cycle Computing told the news source. "We can reproduce and launch a cluster that mirrors what it was at that date and time. It's very powerful..
Because of regulatory compliance statutes such as those established under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, more healthcare providers are turning to cloud solutions to meet requirements.
For example, the statute of meaningful use of electronic health records is rapidly evolving, and Software-as-a-Service and other cloud-based options have proven to help hospitals oblige these compliance requirements.
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