Why this hospital is moving to Amazon’s cloud

Since 2012 three Texas-based health care organizations have merged to create USMD Health System. During the past four years CIO Mike Yerrid has been on a mission to centralize and consolidate IT operations. And a big part of that is moving to Amazon’s cloud.

Yes, as a health care organization, USMD is subject to stringent regulations for protecting patient information, and yes it’s moving to the public cloud. USMD isn’t alone. “Health care organizations are becoming more comfortable with cloud technology,” says Lynne Dunbrack, leader of research firm IDC’s Health Insights practice.

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Zuckerberg slammed by Norwegian paper over Facebook censoring iconic war photo

Over the past few years, Facebook has steadily become the place for millions of people to find most – if not all – their news, entertainment and updates on their friends and loved ones. That gives the social network tremendous power to control what people see in the media. Is that too much power for a single entity? Espen Egil Hansen, the editor-in-chief of Norway’s largest newspaper Aftenposten, certainly thinks so. Hansen wrote an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after the social network deleted a post by Norwegian writer Tom Egeland entitled ‘Seven photographs that changed the history…

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