Cloudy with a Chance of Data

HA3220D – Health Information Systems

Assignment 09: Cloudy with a Chance of Data

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One way of addressing Big Data and its challenges is to store data in “the cloud.” Using “the cloud” means storing and accessing data over the internet instead of on a local computer. Most people assume that this method reduces costs, increases accessibility, and provide better protection for information sharing. However, healthcare professionals have conflicting perspectives on how this type of storage can be used in healthcare.

Imagine that you are a healthcare manager for a hospital that is considering the use of cloud-based storage for patient data. You are responsible for making a recommendation for cloud-based storage. Evaluate the case studies and articles that explore the use of Big Data and Cloud-based storage:

“Big Data Ethics” (Richards & King, Wake Forest Law Review)

“Ethical Issues in the Big Data Industry” (Kirsten E. Martin, MIS Quarterly Executive)

“The Cloud Evolution” (Stephen Katona, PM Network)

“To Cloud or Not to Cloud” (Kumar Malavalli, SiliconIndia)

Then, in a 2-page summary:

.Discuss the concept of big data and managing information from health information systems.

.Discuss potential advantages and disadvantages of using cloud-based storage for big data.

.Describe the security and ethical standards of using internet-based storage and retrieval systems.

.Make a recommendation that your hospital use or not use cloud-based storage; explain your reasoning with supportive references.

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