[infographic] Cloud Computing in Healthcare

Date: 05.15.2013 | Zach Urbina">Zach Urbina

Cloud computing in healthcare is quickly becoming a huge part of our healthcare ecosystem with 71% providers, overall led by physician groups either in the cloud or planning to implement the cloud according to a KLAS suvery, titled Path To Cloud Computing Foggy: Perception Study 2011.

Depending on the size of the healthcare organizations, cloud adoption can serve different purposes providing the following benefits:

  • Accessibility – Access to applications including electronic medical records and other relevant healthcare data from anywhere.
  • Agility – Increase flexibility through pay as you go models that scales with the growth of your healthcare organization.
  • Cost Savings – 88% of healthcare organizations that utilize cloud computing have reduced IT costs by an average of 20% annually according to CDW survey
  • IT Infrastructure – Reduced capital expenditures and operational overhead
 The following infographic created by enterprise Cloud EHR vendor, iCare  takes a deep dive into cloud computing in healthcare’s budget & ROI, cloud growth, healthcare IT spending, job growth, top ten key drivers, and current cloud adoption. [via]
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