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Published 01/06/2022

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Guidance on Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Guidance on Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare

Document shares the fundamentals and current challenges facing the use of AI in healthcare and offers guidance and predictions for its future use

SEATTLE Jan. 6, 2022 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare. Drafted by the Health Information Management Working Group, the report provides an overview of the ways in which AI and machine learning (ML) can be used to bring about major transformations in healthcare while addressing the challenges their use presents, and offering guidance for how to best incorporate them into healthcare systems now and in the future.

The document shares examples, use cases, and treatment methods for how AI, machine learning, and data mining can be effectively utilized throughout a healthcare system, including in research, diagnosis, and treatment. It also addresses ethical and legal challenges, bias in AI, and how it relates to telehealth, big data, and cloud computing in healthcare.

“This is the time when healthcare leaders should be accelerating their use of AI, which when used with cloud computing has the potential for drastically improving patient outcomes. But, as with any new technology entering the healthcare arena, there are several challenges, among them a lack of data exchange, regulatory compliance requirements, and patient and provider adoption. This paper offers a summary of the areas in which healthcare can benefit, while providing healthcare delivery organizations guidance on how to best address the challenges their use brings,” said Dr. James Angle, the paper’s lead author and co-chair of the Health Information Management Working Group.

“The emergence of AI as a tool for better healthcare offers opportunities to improve patient and clinical outcomes and reduce costs. The ever-increasing volume and complexity of healthcare data provide an ideal environment for the application of both AI and ML, and there are several applications where these technologies can deliver an incredible value. Even so, healthcare delivery organizations must evaluate each to determine if and how they can be adopted,” said Michael Roza, a contributor to the paper.

The CSA Health Information Management Working Group aims to provide a direct influence on how health information service providers deliver secure cloud solutions (services, transport, applications, and storage) to their clients, and to foster cloud awareness within all aspects of healthcare and related industries. Individuals interested in becoming involved in Health Information Management future research and initiatives are invited to join the working group.

Download Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.

About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, training, certification, events, and products. CSA's activities, knowledge, and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers to governments, entrepreneurs, and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which different parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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