Cloud technology can make our healthcare systems more sustainable, and involve patients digitally in the care process.
Healthcare organizations are under pressure to improve outcomes while reducing costs. Cloud enables cost reduction in infrastructure, and a shift from capital expenditure to a ‘pay as you consume’ approach, but it also brings the far greater potential to transform the way we provide healthcare and interact with Patients.
Many Providers and Payers are relying on systems which have been developed independently of each other and are not interoperable across the care delivery chain. Cloud technology is starting to break down these barriers. From social media use by Physicians, to web-enabled Health Information Exchange and dedicated apps for Patients, we are seeing the emergence of new ways of managing care delivery and involving Patients digitally in the care process – all thanks to the web.