04-23-21 | Blog Post
The article, In Pandemic’s Wake, Healthcare IT Faces New Realities goes on to define the drivers of accelerated cloud adoption in Healthcare. Included are shifts in patient monitoring from hospital to home, hybridization of virtual and in person consultations and a full scale move to cloud based platforms and applications.
Hybrid Cloud Benefits for Healthcare
To further clarify the benefits of cloud in healthcare, we need to focus on Hybrid Private Cloud. Hybrid Private Cloud is an integration of prem-based resources and private cloud services that permits rapid, secure and compliant movement of workloads. The movement of workloads can be dynamic based upon security, IT and infrastructure requirements. According to iHealthcareAnalyst, the global Healthcare Cloud market will rise to $23.7B by 2027. This explosive growth is driven by “unique advantages in data flexibility, security, and scalability.” Drilling down, the advantages that compliant cloud brings to Healthcare include:
“Compliant” is a Keyword
In Healthcare, HIPAA privacy rules and compliance mandates provides governance over both how you handle ePHI (Electronic Protected Health Information) and the rules for access, transport, storage and security. This governance can be particularly expensive and IT staff intensive to maintain in private premises-based solutions. The certified compliant Cloud Provider offers economic and staffing relief at scale. Breaches are both expensive and damaging to reputation, so it’s important to consider only compliant Cloud Providers. Fully HIPAA compliant Cloud Providers:
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