Healthcare IT Blog

Articles by Jacob Wheeler

Why Are We In Healthcare; Raison D’être, not D’état

Published on 10/09/2018 by Jacob Wheeler
Category: Healthcare IT, Blog

I never thought I’d have to give an elevator pitch; that sort of thing is for funding-seeking entrepreneurs descending a painful parallel after their 4th VC rejection meeting.C’est la vie.There I was – riding the slowest elevator down from the 46th floor of the Palazzo when a Microsoft employee spied my badge and asked me, “What does CloudWave do?” It’s not a wake or anything but I am always surprised, though often ...

Cloud TCO: The Soft Costs are the Hardest

Published on 07/16/2018 by Jacob Wheeler
Category: Blog, Healthcare IT, Cloud Computing

When the public cloud was first introduced, it was met with skepticism and mistrust. After all, why would we let someone else keep our data and manage our equipment? I don’t want my patients’ data siting on a server next to an illegal torrent from the Ukraine! Since then, the cloud has really proved its mettle with regard to security and compliance.ParryThe real surge came when organizations could prove a rather profound total cost of ownership for ...

Archiving Patient Information; Take the Next Logcial Step

Published on 03/28/2016 by Jacob Wheeler

Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) is an essential approach to the economics of storing an ever increasing amount of digital data.  Core to every ILM strategy is archiving infrequently used data.  For Protected Health Information (PHI), the practices of ILM are further complicated, introducing additional concerns not applicable to most enterprise data.  Retention periods are longer and retrievals from the archive are more frequent.  Retention periods are longer due to state laws which mandate the periods ...