Robust data security in the cloud enables the eHealth sector to offer privacy, efficiency, scalability, and flexibility.
Cloud technology is widely used in the medical field as the healthcare model is evolving and becoming more information-centric. Cloud enables communication, collaboration, and coordination across various healthcare providers for the purpose of providing rapid and at times, lifesaving services for patients. Cloud technology helps to store, manage, protect, share and archive electronic health records, medical images, laboratory information systems, and pharmacy information systems.
However, just like the cloud size, attack surfaces are also expanding. Attackers can target cloud platforms to gain unauthorized access to data, causing data loss, and breaches, for example. This forces the eHealth sector to have strong cloud data security in place.
Cloud data security can be achieved with various methods that allow healthcare providers to control and share sensitive data entirely or partially when data is at rest or in motion.