I recently wrote an article for Becker’s Hospital Review Health IT & CIO Report titled “Offloading IT Headaches to the Cloud is a Win for Healthcare”.
It is remarkable how far we have come in the last two years. If I would have written this article then, it might have been titled “Overcoming the Fear of Cloud in Healthcare”, because not too long ago, the benefits enabled by cloud technology were also shrouded in fears over perceived security risks; concerns such as “Where’s my data?“, “Can someone steal it?“, “How do I know it is safe?“. We have all heard and read the stories in the news. But clouds are secure (arguably even more secure than on-premise deployments) because they are deployed, monitored, and managed with security by design.
And so, there has been a huge turnaround in acceptance and understanding of cloud technology, both with our customers and in the healthcare industry. Always cautious, the healthcare industry is now recognizing that cloud solutions are capable of meeting HIPAA compliancy and other regulatory parameters. To that end, Tecsys is working alongside healthcare professionals to usher in this adoption of cloud, and the benefits that come with it.
Cloud’s recent surge in adoption rates is a testament to this paradigm shift, the ushering-in of a new era of IT infrastructure. As cloud solutions continue to be adopted by healthcare, we will continue to see them evolve — from how records are stored to how imaging is shared, and everything in between. With better understanding and acceptance of cloud solutions comes the embracing of the impressive benefits of cloud, and in this Becker’s article, I take a look at how cloud helps healthcare professionals focus on healthcare matters!
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