Is Storing Health-care Data in the Cloud a Good Idea? Photo credit: jeferrb

Do Now U! Is Storing Health-care Data in the Cloud a Good Idea?

NCSCE and KQED are partnering on a new pilot project, Do Now U. Do Now U engages undergraduate students in online discussions about current scientific issues through the innovative use of social media. If you would like to have your students create Do Now U posts for KQED’s website, please contact Hailey Chenevert at by Wednesday, December 17.

The Do Now U post, “Is Storing Health-care Data in the Cloud a Good Idea?”, created by Southern Connecticut State University student Idris Hanafi, is now live on KQED’s website.

In the post, Idris explains the benefits of storing health-care data in the cloud, such as lower costs to hospitals and easier access to patient records by medical professionals, and the drawbacks, including reduced privacy and security.

Join the Conversation!
Do you need a warm up exercise or extra credit assignment for your course? Do you want to expand your class discussion beyond the walls of your lecture hall? Incorporate #DoNowUCloud in your lesson plan.

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