Chapter 13

A Case Study for Cloud Service Providers

Information in this Chapter:

• Case Study Scenario: “Healthcare Exchange”

• Applying the Risk Management Framework within FedRAMP

Case Study Scenario: “Healthcare Exchange”

The Patient Privacy and Protection Act,1 recently signed into law, creates a new requirement for patient healthcare exchanges to be built, herein referred to as “Healthcare Exchange.” The “Federal Agency” responsible for implementing the requirements of the law has chosen to use an operating expense model instead of a capital expense model, and usage-based pricing for processing, storage, bandwidth, and license management, and to support elasticity as demand for computing resources may change over time.

Since the “Federal ...

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