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  • Robert LaMagna-Reiter, vice president and chief information security officer at First National Technology Solutions, better known as FNTS, says healthcare organizations increasingly are using industry-specific clouds to work on compliance issues, such as those surrounding HIPAA and HITECH. To meet these organizations' needs, FNTS recently launched FNTS Healthcare Cloud and also held some focus groups on the topic. As such, LaMagna-Reiter is filled with new and expert learnings on the subject.
  • Cloud solutions have proven to be secure and capable of supporting regulated industries; however, it's entirely up to these organizations to implement the appropriate controls – platform dependent, of course, as the service provider is responsible for more controls as you move further up the stack into PaaS and SaaS. When organizations weigh the decisions they must make – transferring existing security, compliance and privacy capabilities versus converting – it demands time, analysis and resources to accompany the technology decision to adopt a cloud operating model.

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