Gartner Research

Healthcare Reform Driving Cloud Services Providers Toward Maturity

Published: 02 May 2013

ID: G00252562

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon

Summary

Gartner healthcare provider inquiries indicate an increasing interest in the cloud. Healthcare CIOs continue to be cautious about vendor security and service-level claims, but find this IT service delivery model very compelling. Their requirements are moving cloud services providers toward maturity.

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Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Healthcare providers' growing infrastructure, system and support requirements — compounded by tight budgets and IT staffing issues — will continue to drive them toward a hybrid IT environment in which the cloud will play an increasing role
  • Healthcare providers' rigorous regulatory requirements will drive CSPs toward risk and security standardization, and achieving maturity sooner than later

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