Thursday, May 21, 2009

Regulated To The Hilt - The Impact of Government Regulations On The Data Center

From Processor Magazine - Miaoulis contributed to this Article

According to William M. Miaoulis, subject matter specialist for Phoenix Health Systems, if you consider the major government regulations, including HIPAA and Sarbox, the impact will be seen for years to come. Miaoulis notes, "Initial impacts include an increased need for processing power; as EMR (electronic medical records) implementations become widespread due to government initiatives, they become more complex, as well as more prevalent in the marketplace. Longer term, organizations will have to take a harder look at redundant facilities and data to ensure that the information to treat patients is available when necessary.” He says the hybrid days when data redundancy was split between a paper chart and an EMR are rapidly approaching extinction.