How Healthcare Organizations Can Ensure Security and Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud with Salesforce

To remain competitive and better serve their patients, healthcare companies are building cloud infrastructures that allow them to collect and store unprecedented quantities of data, develop and test applications on-the-fly, and provide remote collaboration capabilities for employees, all while hiring, training, and maintaining an IT staff that can keep the machine running smoothly.

But with the benefits of cloud infrastructure come several challenges, chief among them data security, backup and disaster recovery, and regulatory compliance. Failure to meet compliance standards such as HIPAA can result in fines of up to $1.5 million per year and can even result in jail time.1

This white paper explores the challenges faced by healthcare organizations that wish to leverage cloud infrastructure, as well as how they are overcoming them with the help of cloud-enabled CRM solutions such as Salesforce.