Joe Conn looks more deeply into the problems of ‘cloud’ computing for the storage, exchange, and analysis of health data. See his article in Modern Healthcare: ‘Healthcare is slow to change’ to cloud environment
Today there is not yet a trusted organization to certify the privacy of electronic health records systems, whether on servers or in clouds.
Until the privacy of health data can be assured first with trusted security certification and then with a separate stringent privacy certification (proving that patients control the use and disclosure of their sensitive records) Americans will not trust that their data is safe.
Proof that consumers control personal data in clouds will be essential for trust in health IT.
So far all we have are promises of security and privacy. We won’t trust without verification .