Businesses in numerous industries have made the move to the cloud, while others still hold onto security concerns. These concerns are especially prevalent in the healthcare industry, due to its sensitive, private patient data. In the past, the industry has let innovation pass it by due to these worries, but the cloud has now matured enough. As cloud security strengthens, healthcare can finally take advantage of the efficiency and cost savings of the cloud.
The cloud computing market in healthcare is expected to grow to reach $9.48 billion by 2020. (MarketsandMarkets) A senior healthcare research analyst at Frost & Sullivan stated “Government initiatives to optimize healthcare information exchanges have underlined the importance of synchronized real-time data management and personalized healthcare delivery, lending impetus to the healthcare cloud market.”