As consumers, we enjoy so many options that give us more control over almost every aspect of our lives: We order carry-out and rides from our phones and watch TV shows and movies online whenever we please. We chat virtually with friends and family around the globe. Of course, major cloud-based infrastructure makes all those services possible.
And within the past 10 years, we’ve watched eagerly as the cloud has proved to be a boon to medicine, helping hospitals and providers become more effective and efficient while increasing patient engagement and satisfaction.
There’s no going back: The future of healthcare IT is in the cloud. As more and more older, legacy software systems shift to cloud-based services, even the newest healthcare apps are being developed for cloud use only.