As part of the Stage 4 assignment you will propose an appropriate EHR system for the Midtown Family Clinic. In addition to whether or not it is a certified EHR system, one of the most important aspects of the system is whether it will be implemented on-site at the Clinic or will be hosted “in the cloud.” This discussion will help you understand what a “cloud-based system” is and what benefits and challenges come with that implementation choice.
GROUP 2: Conduct some research on cloud-based systems or, specifically cloud-based EHR systems, and:
- In your own words, explain what a “cloud-based” system is and how it differs from a system implemented on the premise of the using organization
- Identify two benefits of using cloud-based systems
- Identify two risks or drawbacks of using cloud-based systems