Healthcare IT Today, 2/13/19
Though large organizations are increasingly offloading both compute and data storage to the cloud and services that are built on the cloud, many healthcare organizations have serious concerns about turning over patient health information to the care of anyone other than themselves.
Protected health information (PHI) is heavily regulated, and non-compliance carries stiff penalties. But beyond these regulatory obligations, physicians depend on patient data to make decisions about patient care; if that data is inaccessible or lost, people could suffer death or long-lasting harm.
That said, when run properly, the cloud and managed cloud services are actually safer than storing data on-premises.