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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

4 responses to “Putting Health Records Online”

  1. Michael Dunham

    I’ve seen a fair amount of press about Google Health and some info from entreprenuers who are pondering how to leverage the service. But the security issues and lack of data “portability” surprise me. I know the folks at Google consider this in many ways to be a user issue (where did you get the data in the first place and why aren’t you keeping an up to date local copy if it is all that important to you?) but the recent losses of data from Google Docs makes me wonder. How many people are going to be comfortable with the service if it no more reliable than Google Docs? How do we know if it is – or isn’t?

    In general – this last point concerns me because it becomes part of the undercurrent that is at the heart of SaaS adoption. If Google doesn’t consider security, portability and reliability from the start – do other providers have more resources and concern for users?