Virtual Global Health IT Platform Solves Patient Privacy Problems

MORGANTOWN, WV, JUNE 7, 2010: Virtual Global, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, has released HealthCapsule™, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for Health IT that incorporates “Role-based Workflow,” an invention exclusively licensed from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for improving patient privacy.
Healthcare is undergoing a major shift in the United States, as healthcare organizations from coast to coast are implementing electronic health record (EHR) solutions to reduce risks and medical errors, while providing better access to vital patient information.

Increasing The Pace Of R&D Innovation With Cloud Computing

We’ve all heard considerable talk about the positive impact of the life sciences revolution — in terms of health, well-being, and even business. Yet, what may not be entirely visible is the revolution occurring inside life sciences companies. Many of these companies are evaluating their innovation and R&D processes with a critical eye to how the latest technologies can make them more efficient. And, quite a few are discovering that two specific technologies — cloud-based collaboration and enterprise search — can have a significant impact on research efficiency.

Learning About Everything Under The ‘Cloud’

At its most basic level, the “cloud” is simply the Internet, or the vast array of servers around the world that comprise it. When people say a digital document is stored, or a digital task is being performed in the cloud, they mean that the file or application lives on a server you access over an Internet connection, via a Web browser or app, rather than on “local” devices, like your computer or smartphone.

HITRUST and Cloud Security Alliance to Collaborate on Cloud Security Solutions

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced a joint collaboration focused on addressing cloud security initiatives related to improving the state of security and compliance in the healthcare industry. The two organizations will work together on cloud-based healthcare information security issues and with one another’s respective communities to develop and promote security best practices.