With increasing numbers of cloud-based tools and services — Amazon Cloud Player, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more — such storage may soon come to healthcare. Joy Pritts, the chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services told a panel that "the switch to cloud is inevitable" for electronic medical records, reports Science Progress.

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