Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage (cloud storage) and computing power, without direct active management by the user.
The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet. Large clouds, predominant today, often have functions distributed over multiple locations from central servers. If the connection to the user is relatively close, it may be designated an edge server.
Cloud computing in healthcare increases the efficiency of the industry, while decreasing costs. Cloud computing makes medical record-sharing easier and safer, automates backend operations and even facilitates the creation, and maintenance of, telehealth apps.
*RAPID ADOPTION OF THE CLOUD IS ENHANCING PATIENT CARE & LOWERING COSTS
*REAL-TIME CLINICAL DATA
*PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND EHR SOFTWARE
*MANAGING PATIENT CARE, NOT PATIENT DATA
*GREATER REACH, ESPECIALLY DURING TIMES OF DISASTER
*IMPROVED MEDICAL RESEARCH
*REMOTE PATIENT CARE
The cloud computing technology in healthcare industry in basically used for memory, computation, networking, and storage purposes. The healthcare cloud computing companies offers services such as Software-As-A-Service (SAAS), Platform-As-A-Service (PAAS), and Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IAAS). These services can be deployed in public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.
Growing demand of cloud for improving storage, scalability, & flexibility of data and increasing implementation of information technology for cloud adoption and reduction in healthcare costs are the major drivers which are likely to anticipate the growth of healthcare cloud computing market. Technological advancements & proliferation of internet and favorable regulatory acts are likely to add new opportunities for this market in the coming years.
Segmentation By Service
- Software-As-A-Service (SAAS)
- Platform-As-A-Service (PAAS)
- Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IAAS)
By Deployment Model
- Public Cloud
- Private Cloud
- Hybrid Cloud
- Clinical Information Systems
- Non-Clinical Information Systems