Gartner Research

Capitalizing on the Cloud as Reform Sweeps U.S. Healthcare

Published: 16 December 2013

ID: G00254566

Analyst(s): Jennifer Mazzucca

Summary

"As a service" IT delivery models are proving valuable as reform challenges technology vendors to lower costs. Healthcare technology and service providers should develop cloud offerings to enable the new infrastructures, targeting mobile account delivery, security and productivity for high growth.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Healthcare organizations will look to hybrid clouds to facilitate data exchange, creating opportunities for providers to build hybrid infrastructures enabled by IaaS and PaaS
  • Cloud initiatives to improve care are changing the way providers deliver critical applications, using SaaS to integrate revenue cycle management and EHR systems
  • As cloud investments accelerate among healthcare organizations, demand will increase for IT services providers that combine cloud expertise with in-depth expertise of IT in the healthcare industry

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