Toronto, Canada – 15th Jan, 2013 – Rackspace, EMC, Vaultive and other Cloud Computing industry experts have helped create a Cloud best practices guide to describe how the technology can be applied to E-Health.
Issue 2 of a new ‘TRANSFORM‘ e-magazine from the Cloud Best Practices Network focuses on the recent Cloud adoption strategy published by Canada Health Infoway, which calls for a ‘greenfield’ suite of new SaaS applications to help accelerate adoption of E-Health.
Neil McEvoy, CEO of the Cloud Best Practices Network publishing the guide, says “TRANSFORM is intended to capture the business benefits that Cloud computing can enable.”
Robert Griffin, Chief Security Architect for EMC RSA and lead for the OASIS KMIP project, “As data encryption becomes more and more critical for securing data entrusted to the cloud, interoperation across key management capabilities in traditional IT, private clouds and public clouds will also become more and more important.
KMIP plays an essential role in enabling this interoperation, enabling the secure movement of keys across disparate key management and cryptographic environments in support of deployment flexibility so essential to the cloud.”
Co-author Elad Yoran, CEO of Vaultive, comments “The financial and operational benefits of moving IT infrastructure to the cloud are compelling for organizations worldwide, but the rate of adoption of cloud-based services within the healthcare industry is typically lower given the strict regulations that organizations must adhere to.”
“Advanced encryption technology can enable healthcare organizations to ensure maximum data security and compliance in the e-health model by encrypting data before it goes to the cloud, while the encryption keys are solely controlled by the organization that owns that data. As a result, it can never be decrypted outside of the organization.”
TRANSFORM issue 2 is available for download from http://EHealth-Cloud.info