Gartner Information Technology Research

Best Practices for Building Healthcare Solutions With Hyperscale Cloud Providers

Published: 29 January 2020

ID: G00441718

Analyst(s): Seth Feder , Craig Lowery


The hyperscale clouds have powerful technology for building healthcare solutions, but they present trade-offs to product managers in security, differentiation and even sales friction. Drive long-term success and raise competitiveness with hyperscalers by following a few best practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Treat Hyperscalers as Mostly Friends
  • Adopt a Multicloud Strategy
  • Make Security a Central Design Theme
  • Differentiate Through Content and Partnerships
  • Be Transparent About How and Where Cloud Is Used

Case Studies

  • Athenahealth
  • Philips

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