Recently, a notable change to healthcare clouds occurred that positively affects the healthcare industry. Healthcare clouds have gone from basic data storage to utilizing high-tech technology that will help to lower costs, increase efficiency and personalize patient care.
Over the course of this cloud shift, here are some areas you should expect to see changes.
Data in real-time
As we move to this new generation of cloud computing, one thing is certain: being able to provide state-of-the-art care to patients will require being able to handle data in real time. This means that healthcare organizations will need to adopt new technologies that will help in the efforts. Furthermore, healthcare providers will also need to be willing to put these technologies in place at every level of a patient’s care.
Moreover, data partnering and information sharing will need to be a commitment that hospitals prioritize. There is a ton of data available; however, the problem is that it’s often incomplete, siloed or in fragments. To determine the best needs of patients and to understand the full picture of a patient’s treatment plan, cloud computing is a powerful ally.
With cloud computing, it is a breeze to share information between anyone involved in a patient’s case, including:
- Insurance companies
- Test providers
Hybrid clouds will also become important for healthcare organizations, according to Michael Robinson of Vmware. Just as the name suggest, hybrid clouds are the combination of private and public cloud technologies that create a secure cloud environment. It is within hybrid clouds that experts see future generations of cloud setups existing.
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