MOH relaxes cloud policy on personal health information

New Zealand's Ministry of Health (MOH) has relaxed its previous restrictions on the storage of personally identifiable health information in offshore-hosted cloud services, allowing healthcare providers to use the cloud as long as a risk assessment is undertaken.

The move is in line with the government's Cloud First policy, which requires government agencies to adopt cloud services in preference to traditional IT systems and removed restrictions on the use of cloud office productivity services such as Skye and Microsoft Office 365.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: NZ Ministry of Health

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