Dropbox? When is it OK to say ‘yes’?
When CIO Gerry Moore joined St. James Hospital Group last year, the staff and doctors — who increasingly work with mobile devices — wanted to use Dropbox, a popular, cloud-based storage tool often used for file sharing. Moore denied the requests because of security and compliance concerns.
Physicians and hospital departments wanted Dropbox so they could quickly share medical reports and results, but the hospital group “could not implement a solution that would put a patient’s data at risk in any way, shape or form,” Moore says.
Speed vs. security
St. James Hospital Group, which has hospitals in Malta, Hungary and Libya, is greatly concerned about ensuring data privacy and security, but it also needed a way to speed up collaboration and workflows.