5 Business Risks To Consider When Outsourcing Health IT

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 5:26 PM EST) -- Information technology systems outsourcing is a trend that goes back to the early days of commercial computing. While the name has changed — from “timesharing,” “outsourcing” and “offshoring” to the current “cloud” and “as a service” model — and business models have evolved with changing technology, the central driver is the same. Without question, sharing specialty technological resources among multiple customers makes them cheaper and more readily available.

Initially, the burdens of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's compliance and risks associated with electronic health...
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