The true rate of cloud adoption in healthcare

Although healthcare was once considered an industry that would not adopt cloud computing due to systemic security, legal, and privacy issues, that no longer seems to be the case.  Those in healthcare IT are moving even farther into the world of cloud computing.

The use of cloud computing in the world of healthcare seems logical to me.  Healthcare providers, and payers, are cost sensitive.  They are also experiencing rapid change, thus they could use technology that’s more agile.  Finally, they pay close attention to regulations and compliance.  That’s all good for the cloud.

The problem is that most in healthcare don’t understand the value that cloud can bring.  Instead, many push back on cloud computing, both private and public, typically due to assumptions that are incorrect.  However, there are those who are beginning to push back on the FUD to take advantage of cloud computing.

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