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The Cloud Helps Deliver Better Patient Care and Outcomes

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This is the second installment in a series on how cloud is shaping healthcare. To read the first installment, click here.

It’s predicted that by 2040, the healthcare industry will be valued at $25 trillion, growing by triple digits every five years. The US market alone represents $3.5 trillion of that amount. This growth means that healthcare organizations need to increase margins while providing better patient experiences and outcomes.

How can this be accomplished?

Enabling Efficient Access to Data

The healthcare industry is unique in that it aggregates data from numerous disparate, siloed, and legacy sources. This causes the continuum of care to suffer and positive patient outcomes to decrease.

To address these challenges, healthcare organizations are beginning their digital transformation journeys and are starting to leverage Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and other cloud providers to integrate, automate, and analyze data. The cloud enables organizations to fully utilize, analyze, and digest all of their data, and create a central hub for it with streamlined access for providers and patients alike.

The cloud also enables the use of new technologies, such as home monitoring health devices and telehealth, to provide health data back to payers and providers. As healthcare organizations continue to deploy these and other cloud technologies, healthcare organizations will be able to make decisions faster, which benefits patients.

Integrating Data to Provide Complete Health Views

Integrating data from patient and member encounters and from external sources like public health records, medical devices, and environmental databases, lets organizations build a more complete picture of the consumer, enabling the care provider to treat the whole person, not just part of them.

Cloud makes obtaining actionable insights from health records much easier and enables organizations to analyze data faster by integrating cloud platforms and other technologies. The larger and more accurate the data set is, the more specific and prescriptive the insights will be.

Perficient + Healthcare

We’re a Google Premier Partner with more than 20 years of cross-industry experience in end-to-end digital transformations. We combine our expertise with GCP technology to provide solutions focused on customer experience and quality of patient care.

To date, we’ve helped 90% of the largest healthcare systems and 100% of the largest US health insurance plans implement solutions to meet ever-increasing data needs, regulations, and customer expectations.

To learn more about how the cloud is accelerating healthcare, download our guide.

About the Author

Caitlin is the Associate Marketing Manager for Perficient's Emerging Solutions portfolio and Salesforce. She lives in St. Louis and is a proud St. Louis Blues fan.

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