After reading 2015 market reach of cloud computing in healthcare on various blogs and press release of major cloud service provider recently, my focus diverted on one of the interesting New York Time’s blog posted by quentin hardy with the title ‘The era of Cloud Computing’ where he explains the Cloud services and it’s diverse cost effective economic benefits and technological developments of virtual web of servers interlinking together. According to recent interview; Mark DePristo, a vice president for SynapDx said “Without the cloud I’d need $1 million, plus staff, just for the computer,” but with cloud computing SynapDx spends $25,000 a month instead. On the other hand, technically cloud server management and it’s integrated data centers are more cheaper in cost and comprises 80% more reliable in data redundancy and uplink in service than traditional bare metal servers computing.

As I begin to write about this blog post, I read different research analysis on investment figures on cloud computing in healthcare which has been forecasted $9.48 Billion by 2020 from $2.73 Billion presently in 2015. And this will make 20.5% increase forecast in cloud computing industry by 2020. Presently, the global health care cloud computing comprising of basic segmented application, service model and end-user deployment. Based on application, the healthcare cloud computing market is sub-categorized in clinical information system (CIS) AND non-clinical information system (NCIS). In 2015 CIS is estimated to account major share holding of whole healthcare cloud computing market, with basis of service models as Software-as-service (SaaS), Information-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). SaaS is one of the major contributing service provide by health care cloud computing market.

As I have mention before, over the years implication of cloud computing in healthcare is likely to increases owing the rising needs to enhance the quality of healthcare, reforming healthcare Information technology infrastructure and mainly making the healthcare system more cost efficient. On the broad spectrum, recent formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) are creating huge growth opportunities for healthcare cloud computing market. However the security of data on cloud is a crucial and significant issue that is likely to restrain the growth of this market.

For healthcare organizations, ‘cloud computing reduces the need to invest capital on new IT assets and infrastructure and offloads the maintenance, management and upkeep to a service provider. As a result, doctors, nurses and clinician can focus on patient care, instead of technology’ says Calvin Hsu, Vice President, Product Marketing, Desktop and Apps, Citrix. Simultaneously Government institutions can have more accessibility to medical information which can be a vital for future government health reforms. According to heath institution prospect; much depends upon need’s, culture, budget and specific application they use.


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