Healthcare Reform Driving Cloud Services Providers Toward Maturity

Archived Published: 02 May 2013 ID: G00252562


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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.

Table of Contents

  • 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
  • Recommended Reading
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