Benefits of Cloud Computing in the Healthcare Sector

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Benefits of Cloud Computing in the Healthcare Sector

Stacey Smith, Pharma Tech Outlook | Friday, February 05, 2021

The healthcare sector is using cloud computing as it can improve patient facilities and operational performance.

FREMONT, CA: In the healthcare sector, cloud computing applications are on the rise. While regulatory policies and security issues hold back their adoption, the healthcare cloud computing market is expected to rise to $5.4 billion by 2017. Due to the necessity of providing higher quality medical services for less money and increased competition among health care providers, the health care landscape is changing faster than ever before. Hospitals, clinical clinics, private health care institutions, and physicians are searching for ways to increase everyday operations, increase productivity, and reduce expenditure.

If properly implemented and used, cloud computing systems provide an answer to all these demands. Cloud computing thus offers the healthcare environment with the ability to enhance patient facilities, exchange information efficiently, improve operational performance, and rationalize costs.

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What benefits does cloud computing offering for the health care industry?

1.Collaboration- In many situations, detailed information may be requested in two locations simultaneously by separate providers of health services. The data is synchronized and transmitted in real-time through cloud technology.

2. Speed- Cloud-based tools can be more straightforward, less costly, and with little to no service interruption to update and expand their functionality. Also, cloud services enable health care providers and their patients to access critical information more easily.

3. Mobility- A cloud service backs up every mobile app. Health care service providers empower their employees to access information anywhere and at any time by storing data and processing resources in the cloud.

4. Security and privacy- Providers of cloud services are expected to abide by many privacy requirements, like HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). There are many managed cloud providers providing compliance with HIPAA.

5. Decreased expenses- There is no need for healthcare facilities and physicians to invest in hardware technology and maintenance as cloud computing services are already taking care of these issues.

While cloud computing provides the health care industry with substantial benefits, it is still viewed by some as dangerous. The most pressing challenges are those that make any other organization, in any sector, hesitant to implement cloud technologies like patient information protection and confidentiality, interoperability, and compliance with government regulations. By doing their due diligence and choosing the correct partners, these can all be solved.

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