"For the past few years, the new buzzword in computing has been “cloud computing,” with its promise to generate tremendous cost savings for businesses by, for example, minimizing the need to anticipate hardware, bandwidth, and other technology needs in the annual budget because, “in the cloud,” businesses pay as they go.
With the tremendous cost pressures in health care resulting from an aging population, a shortage in personnel, a downturn in the economy, and an overall consensus that health care is simply “costing too much,” health care companies have not been deaf to the buzz.
While health care business leaders desire to cut costs, they are also concerned about the privacy and security risks posed by cloud computing. In this column, I discuss cloud computing and health care with April Sage from Online Tech, Inc., a cloud computing service provider."
Read the entire inteview here (PDF), reprinted with permission from Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.