HA3220D – Health Information Systems
Assignment 09: Cloudy with a Chance of Data
Task: Submit to complete this assignment
One way of addressing Big Data and its challenges is to store data in “the cloud.” Using “the cloud” means storing and accessing data over the internet instead of on a local computer. Most people assume that this method reduces costs, increases accessibility, and provide better protection for information sharing. However, healthcare professionals have conflicting perspectives on how this type of storage can be used in healthcare.
Imagine that you are a healthcare manager for a hospital that is considering the use of cloud-based storage for patient data. You are responsible for making a recommendation for cloud-based storage. Evaluate the case studies and articles that explore the use of Big Data and Cloud-based storage:
“Big Data Ethics” (Richards & King, Wake Forest Law Review)
“Ethical Issues in the Big Data Industry” (Kirsten E. Martin, MIS Quarterly Executive)
“The Cloud Evolution” (Stephen Katona, PM Network)
“To Cloud or Not to Cloud” (Kumar Malavalli, SiliconIndia)
Then, in a 2-page summary:
.Discuss the concept of big data and managing information from health information systems.
.Discuss potential advantages and disadvantages of using cloud-based storage for big data.
.Describe the security and ethical standards of using internet-based storage and retrieval systems.
.Make a recommendation that your hospital use or not use cloud-based storage; explain your reasoning with supportive references.
Rating Scale10-9Work meets or exceeds criterion at a high level of competence.8Work reflects an understanding of criterion with minor misunderstandings/misconceptions.7Criterion partially met, but one or more important concepts/skills are missing or flawed.6Work reflects an attempt to meet criterion, but significant misunderstandings/misconceptions are apparent.5-0Criterion not met or work is absent.
Criteria1.Student describes the security and ethical standards of using internet-based storage and retrieval systems.2.Student discusses the concept of big data and managing information from health information systems.3. Student discusses potential advantages and disadvantages of using cloud-based storage for big data.4. Student makes a recommendation to use or not use cloud-based storage; and explains reasoning with supportive references.5.Summary and recommendations are 2 pages double-spaced in APA style.
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