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 Cloud Based EHR vs. Server Based EHR
I've recently heard that amazon cloud technology is HIPAA compliant, however is this any more secure than having an EHR software system store patient records on a local server?

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ASKED: October 27, 2011  1:22 AM
UPDATED: December 17, 2018  7:57 pm

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I remind people who are planning on hosting data locally on a server: make sure that server is locked up! Otherwise, someone could come and walk away with that machine. All that patient info could get stolen that easily. Eventually, most of the data will get stored on the cloud. Already, most backups are performed to the cloud.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted:  December 17, 2018  7:57 pm  by  billywatts   1,445 pts.
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There’s the difference between a public and a private cloud – the private cloud should provide encryption, dedicated firewalls, and IDS/IPS to keep sensitive data secure. But when it comes to HIPAA/Health IT, you definitely need to make sure your hosting provider is HIPAA compliant/audited.

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