Software package for a mid-sized regional hospital

Scenario:

Your team has been hired to develop or select an appropriate software package for a mid-sized regional
hospital (Community Health) to use for the home health care portion of their organization. The hospital is
located in the Mid-Western portion of the United States close to a large metropolitan area. Patients include
residents in the city and suburban areas near the hospital.

The home health services of Community are administered in the patients’ homes as opposed to at a clinic
or in the hospital. It allows patients to self-administer routine tests such as blood pressure, heart rate,
glucose levels, etc. using monitors in their homes. The results of these tests are then automatically
transmitted to the hospital or nearest home heaith facility. These are processed and monitored by the
hospital staff. Another feature, called LifeAid, allows a patient to press a button on a necklace or bracelet
which transmits a signal indicating the need for immediate assistance. Clinical staff visits community home
health patients regularly to monitor patient progress and ensure the technology is working properly.
Assignment:

Your team has been hired to select an appropriate DBaaS for Community Health to use for storing patient
records. As a reminder, the hospital is located in the Mid-Western portion of the United States close to a
large metropolitan area. Patients include residents in the city and suburban areas near the hospital.

  1. Research and identify at least two laws that regulate the storage of patient medical records (State and
    Federal).
  2. identify the security and ethical risks and/or drawbacks of using cloud storage for this purpose.
  3. Explain the benefits of using cloud storage for this purpose.
  4. Then identify a specific DBaaS (cloud storage) that would meet the legal requirements for storage of
    these records.
  5. Explain why you chose this service.

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