4 May 2016 - Singapore’s Smart Nation journey continues to build on its infrastructural foundation, with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) mapping cloud security standards to the private healthcare sector and extending calls to industry for feedback on an improved data landscape.
Singapore, 4 May | For Immediate Release
IDA and MOH complete guidance on MTCS for healthcare sector
Singapore’s Smart Nation journey continues to build on its infrastructural foundation, with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) mapping cloud security standards to the private healthcare sector and extending calls to industry for feedback on an improved data landscape.
Announced at CloudAsia 2016, IDA and the Ministry of Health (MOH) completed a study mapping the world’s first Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) Singapore Standard to the healthcare sector. This brings clarity to the private healthcare sector on how cloud computing can be used and applied for their enterprises, as well as trust through transparency of CSPs via certification.
The mapping guidelines show for example that MTCS Level 1, the base tier, could be used to host publicly available information such as clinical standards and terminology systems; Level 3, the most stringent, could be used to host clinical administrative support systems such as billing and admissions data.
“Singapore must continue to lay the foundations for innovative solutions to thrive and grow in a Smart Nation, and this means bringing clarity to industry sectors to aid in their adoption. We are encouraged that the healthcare sector can now look to adopting the cloud with the clarity which our Multi-Tier Cloud Security Standard brings,” said IDA Assistant Chief Executive Khoong Hock Yun.
Also announced was a call for feedback on the possibility of a data certification framework. IDA has been driving clarity in the data landscape through various guidelines and standards, and is looking into the potential for an expanded framework to further drive adoption and use of private datasets through clarity. One such potential use case could be in exploring how a “common tongue” could be achieved between dataset owners and potential buyers to better gauge datasets.
CloudAsia 2016 is co-organised by the IDA and Image Engine.
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