IDC Market Spotlight: The Case for Healthcare Providers and Cloud Services
IDC MARKET SPOTLIGHT
Migrating to Cloud: The Case for Healthcare Providers and Cloud Services
This Market Spotlight report reviews IDC Health Insights on recent research on cloud trends and adoption rates, key factors influencing cloud adoption and major benefits realized with cloud deployment.
For healthcare providers, the cloud presents strong opportunities to create efficiencies, flexibility and agility that will help meet the growing IT demands of healthcare reform.The features of cloud computing have strong appeal for hospital IT departments that are faced with doing more with less budget amid declining reimbursement and growing demand for clinical computing. IT departments are under pressure to deliver clinical applications and analytics quickly as the market transitions from fee for service to fee for value payment models and business and regulatory requirements change.
At the same time, providers are using more clinical technology in a mission critical manner at the point of care than ever before and placing greater demands on IT for service levels, uptime, and availability. Cloud computing is well suited to allow provider IT organizations to deliver the service, time to market,and flexibility required by provider organizations at a cost that is acceptable in today’s environment.
While the benefits of cloud are strong for providers, additional considerations that providers need to take into account when moving to the cloud are security and privacy, availability, financing, and the impact of the change on the organization. The transition to cloud computing to deliver significant resources also requires change throughout the organization — in people, process, and technology.
Learn more about trends, how healthcare providers have overcome security issues and how to plan the transformation to the cloud.