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Why Storage and HIPAA Compliance for AI & Analytics Workloads for Healthcare

By SANDEEP PATIL posted Tue March 17, 2020 07:28 AM


Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Analytics are ubiquitous across industry verticals. Healthcare & Life Science is one such industry where AI and analytics are being used for everything from drug discovery and personalized precision medicine, to predicting hospital walk in patients and admission planning. All these workloads require analyzing the data stored by the healthcare institution. Patient records, however, are highly sensitive and need to be handled carefully, and thus require a system for Secure AI and Analytics for Healthcare workloads. Having the right Secure AI and Analytics solution covering the entire application stack is a larger discussion, but it all starts with having the right storage systems to host the sensitive heath care data.

Now, how do you select the right storage for Healthcare data?

The healthcare industry is required to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In simple terms, HIPAA was instituted to modernize the exchange of healthcare information and to place safeguards on the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) maintained by the healthcare and healthcare related industries.. Today, HIPAA compliant solutions have become the norm in the healthcare industry worldwide and it places strict requirements on the underlying storage system used to host the patient data.

At IBM, we have analyzed the relevant portions of the HIPAA Security Rule and developed a solution showing how AI and Analytics based healthcare solutions can leverage IBM Spectrum Scale / IBM Elastic Storage Server security features to safeguard their data.. Not only will your healthcare workloads runs faster with IBM Spectrum Scale, but will now run more securely with complete HIPAA compliance.

For more information refer to :
HIPAA Compliance for Healthcare Workloads on IBM Spectrum Scale