Gone are the days when we had to store information on our own hard drives, or could only access that information from one single device in one single location. Today everyone is connected to the cloud and it’s changed the way we live and do business.
The cloud seems like a magical place living high above us in, well, the clouds. But in reality it does exist somewhere, it’s just not as whimsical as the name would suggest. The cloud is actually a network of servers, you see not as magical.
Some servers run applications that provide services to its end users and others simply store information. The cloud (servers) can also be virtualized, which is a fancy way of saying you’re going to divide a single server into several virtual environments.
But I’m not here to talk about servers or ever what the cloud is, I’m here to discuss what the cloud can do, specifically in healthcare.
Healthcare has always been slow to evolve, the issue that we’re having today however is that hospitals need to evolve and they need to start now.
There’s an increasing amount of pressure for every healthcare institution to evolve, form patient satisfaction scores to improving patient data security to driving down costs, healthcare needs to find a solution.
As many hospitals are now finding out, moving to the cloud is a large part of the bigger solution to increase their operational efficiency top to bottom.
To help you understand how and why more healthcare institutions are moving to the cloud, check out the infographic below.
This visual guide points out all of the main benefits the cloud is having on healthcare and the types of impact you can expect to see from moving to the cloud yourself.