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    Securely Sharing Health Care Data across Different Cloud Services

    As more and more health care providers leverage the efficiencies of the cloud, the need to share health care data across different cloud services arises. Sharing health care data across cloud services must ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the health data and preserve the privacy of the patients in such a way that revealing the data to other data requestors is performed only with patient consent.

    The Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) international standard is a protocol that has been standardized by SNIA to create interoperable data management services in cloud storage.

    The Cloud Storage TWG has just released a technical white paper, “Towards a CDMI Health Care Profile,” that explores the capabilities of CDMI in addressing these requirements, and provides suggestions for possible extensions that are appropriate for a health care profile.

    I encourage you to download this paper to learn:

    • Motivations for protecting health data
    • Health data protection requirements
    • A use case that promotes the deployment of health data protection
    • Requirements and implementation aspects of the use case
    • Use case architecture
    • Future use cases roadmap

    I hope you’ll find this paper enlightening and welcome feedback and comments on its content here in this blog.

    One response to “Securely Sharing Health Care Data across Different Cloud Services”

    1. Cloud services are not just for commerce and military. The health sector will improve a lot more if they would embrace cloud data management when it comes to protecting data. There are many ways that medical data can be manipulated for fraud, and patients are often victims of it. Thanks for sharing this paper and hope that the medical sector will learn a lot from it.

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