Operational Safeguards in Emerging Healthcare Trends

Operational safeguards impact healthcare operations in all clinical and business processes—wherever confidentiality, integrity, and availability must be assured. This is true in existing processes and legacy systems. It is also true when examining emerging healthcare trends. A few select advances and initiatives demonstrate this reality and are presented here.

Healthcare in the Cloud

As mentioned before, healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud in meaningful ways. Business associate agreements will need to become more cloud-friendly.38 As David S. Holtzman of the Health Information Privacy Division of OCR says, “If you use a cloud service, it should be your business associate. If they ...

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