Shaping the Cloud for the Healthcare Industry
The high cost of clinical software and hardware solutions and system maintenance from healthcare IT vendors has prompted more innovative and cost-effective delivery of IT services.
Information technology (IT) is used by healthcare providers as an important tool and strategic advantage in order to help clinicians and caregivers deliver and improve the quality of patient care. Exceptional care is accomplished by having all the right information about the patient available at all times, particularly at the point of delivering care.
IT is continuing to be at the forefront of the healthcare industry, partly driven by healthcare reform and the evolving electronic health record (EHR). As a result, innovative IT solutions for healthcare are developing, such as “the cloud.”