Patients Hope Healthcare Future Looks Cloudy

A new July report by MarketsandMarkets announced Monday that the global healthcare cloud computing market is projected to precipitate a value of more than $5.4 billion by 2017.

Healthcare is just starting to see the benefits of cloud computing that other business sectors have seen for a while now:

  1. Lower up front capital and ongoing maintenance costs
  2. Greater access outside of silos
  3. Flexible exchange and integration of data

While many objectors to cloud bring up HIPAA compliance, those concerns should be able to be easily addressed with the right security measures. Becker’s Hospital Review wrote last month the biggest hurdle to overcome, is the lack of patient-centered healthcare. The best results will come when the patient is owning their data and is included in the process. Adding patient data in a consistent manner improves the patient’s experience and leads to better engagement

For example, check out this recent Healthcare Informatics article about how a diabetes patient tried to manage her condition across multiple platforms:

"Cabinaw said that her ideal world would exist in the cloud, whereby she could give permission for her pump to wirelessly transmit blood sugars to the cloud and allow her CDE and physician to receive alerts when blood sugar levels fell outside of acceptable ranges. The CDE would proactively coordinate with the doctor on care plans and then call her to arrange the pickup of any necessary medications." puts the patient at the center of all our cloud-based platforms. We design systems for patients, by patients, and that makes it easier on the providers, too. specializes in guided patient solutions in Orthopedics, Spine, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Diabetes. Learn more about our Patient Guidance System.

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