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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Cost & Time Savings

The following is the second 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 to healthcare organizations. In this blog, we’ll look at how the cloud can potentially provide cost savings and greater efficiency for […]

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Preparing for Cloud Migration in Healthcare

Previously, I examined the system integrations around cloud in healthcare. In the final installment of this blog series, I highlight how to prepare for a cloud migration. Healthcare organizations migrating applications to the cloud must be prepared for major changes to existing technology support models. A component of the cost savings associated with a cloud […]

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How Systems Integration Works with Cloud Adoption

In my last post, I answered why cloud migration is a benefit for healthcare companies. Today, I am discussing system integrations and cloud adoption. As an organization migrates applications to the cloud, systems integration becomes of paramount importance. Many healthcare organizations began their journey to cloud using a hybrid and private cloud approach. When some […]

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Why Cloud in Healthcare?

Previously, I discussed the benefits of adopting cloud into the healthcare industry. In this post, I want to address the main question; why implement cloud in healthcare? Cloud is more than a place to store data; it has become an ecosystem of tools for enterprises to make the most of their business. For healthcare organizations, […]

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Cloud Adoption is Prevailing in Healthcare

This blog series highlights the benefits of cloud adoption in healthcare. It wasn’t that long ago that healthcare organizations shunned the cloud due to the perceived immaturity of cloud vendors and concerns over the potential risk associated with a data breach. Fast forward to today, and the industry’s position on cloud adoption has pivoted significantly. […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Growing Adoption of the Cloud

The cloud is here to stay. The benefits and value of cloud applications and storage cannot be ignored. That said, this existence of information, content, and knowledge beyond an organization’s traditional on-premises data stores presents special challenges to the governance program. Using external sources for information creates a lack of direct control and also challenges […]

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Security in the Age of Cloud Computing – Steps to Take

Last month I discussed the importance of ensuring you address security concerns as you migrate services to the cloud. Security, in my opinion, is the most important responsibility of an IT organization. The good news is that cloud services have matured to the point that they typically provide very secure environments, sometimes even more secure than […]

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Security in the Age of Cloud Computing

As a former CIO, I believe the most important aspect of an IT organization’s job is to protect their IT infrastructure and data that resides within it through advanced security. While it is obviously important to implement new technologies and applications, if the environment is not safe then nothing else matters. Part of this responsibility […]

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Cloud Migration Considerations in Healthcare

In my previous blogs I discussed a variety of non-traditional technology delivery methods including outsourcing and utilization of cloud-based service offerings. My last blog focused on the cloud and that, while healthcare is historically slower than most industries to implement newer technical trends, cloud services in one form or another are used by most providers […]

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Cloud Infrastructure Challenges Within Healthcare Data

The amount of data being produced/collected is growing exponentially and is predicted to reach 35 zettabytes by 2020. Instead of every company owning and maintaining physical servers, cloud infrastructure has become a popular alternative. Health care organizations require continuous innovation in order to remain cost effective, competent and timely to provide high-quality services. Industry experts encouraging adoption of cloud infrastructure can be solution for being cost-effective and securely manage data whether for […]

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Healthcare Migration to the Cloud

In my most recent blogs I discussed the potential cost savings and other benefits of alternative IT delivery models. In this blog I want to focus specifically on healthcare’s move to cloud based delivery which was one of the delivery models discussed. One thing I have learned in my almost 30 years in healthcare IT […]

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