Cloud for healthcare: Avoid these 2 pain points

Posted on 10-05-2019 , by: admin , in , 0 Comments

The global healthcare cloud computing market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate around 14 % from 2019 to 2026. If you’ve done the math, that puts the market value around USD $40 billion by 2026. 

When it came to whole industries closing their eyes to the rise of cloud computing, healthcare companies once comprised my biggest group of deniers. Most would not even take meetings, even though the scary public cloud held previously unattainable solutions for them. Now healthcare IT is no longer afraid of cloud computing—on the provider or payer side.

What changed?

Increased use of IT in the healthcare industry in general resulted in greater acceptance of cloud computing. Healthcare went from being the most underautomated industry to the second or third most automated, depending on the survey. 

Like all industries that didn’t depend on technology for data recordkeeping, healthcare now faces major challenges, including a high initial investment and a lack of qualified staff. This has driven healthcare companies to look to the cloud, where you can do more with fewer dollars and fewer people. 

However, right now I see many healthcare companies make the same big mistakes.