Gartner Research

A Quick Look at Cloud Computing in Healthcare Payers and Providers, 2012

Published: 06 April 2012

ID: G00229779

Analyst(s): Christina Lucero, Barry Runyon


Cloud-based services continue to interest, as well as intrigue, healthcare providers and payers. To date, CIOs in these industries have taken a measured approach to the cloud, and adoption has been limited to initiatives that offer a short time to value and manageable risks.

Table Of Contents


  • Basic Definition of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Delivery Models
  • SaaS, PaaS and IaaS
  • The Status of Cloud Among Healthcare Payers and Providers
    • Significant Interest in Cloud
    • Complying With Healthcare Reform Mandates, While Updating Technology
  • Major Opportunities
  • Major Challenges
  • Conclusion

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