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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Connect Data Silos

The following is the third blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud.

In this series so far, we have looked at how the cloud brings robust data security and the cost savings and efficiencies that the cloud delivers for healthcare organizations. In this blog, we’ll examine at one of healthcare’s greatest assets and how cloud gets the most out of it: data.

Cloud connects for healthcare organizations

Data is king in most organizations, but there is no industry where this is more true than in healthcare. Without the cloud, data is often stored in disparate, disconnected systems. This means that organizations are losing an opportunity to streamline their activities and deliver to their customers.

Cloud fixes this by allowing disparate systems to speak to each other and share information. This is critical in healthcare, where data is of paramount importance. On top of that, many tools that can be built on the cloud, such as data lakes, pull data together all in one place.

A classic example in healthcare is the adoption of cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solutions such as CRM packages. With these, the customer or patient data can be pooled, kept secure, and shared between marketing and lead generation efforts, patient experience representatives and care providers, foundation or fundraising professionals, HR hiring teams, and others.

A common concern often encountered in healthcare is the accumulation of overlapping tools and software solutions – issues that also arise when varied systems and departments are not connected and not sharing and leveraging similar technology platforms.

Cloud solutions provide a sensible alternative. Not only can your IT manager monitor and properly administer particular software installations in a consistent way, but they can also readily provide the necessary 10,000-foot view to all the technology solutions in use by various teams, and provide options for unified tools that are more secure, more powerful, and more easily supported.

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Downloaded our guide from here and continue to check out our blogs to learn more about why healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud.

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