Solution Provider Offers Five Reasons Why Healthcare Providers Need a Strong Cloud Strategy Now for Employees, Partners, Patients
NEW YORK, September 26, 2017 – Across the US, clinicians, nurse practitioners, physicians and researchers are increasingly turning to cloud-based apps to provide advanced patient care, look up records and share data. Some healthcare providers are asking: “When will it be our turn?” For their healthcare IT counterparts, the real question is: “Why haven’t you developed your cloud strategy yet?” Healthcare IT experts at Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, the healthcare-focused arm of Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), say that now is the time to develop those healthcare IT cloud strategies for deployment of critical patient care applications and provider administrative systems. The team has identified Five Reasons Why Healthcare Providers Need a Strong Cloud Strategy Now for Employees, Partners and Patients.
“Physicians providing remote cardiac consultation via telehealth and surgeons overseeing delicate operations from half a world away are some of the glamorous capabilities of the healthcare cloud that get headlines, but the ability for teams of healthcare researchers to share clinical trial data with regions that would otherwise lack the proper infrastructure are just as important,” says Mike Riley, U.S. Healthcare Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions. “Some providers have been deploying cloud-based apps and access for a while and others are just beginning to get into the conversation because of new applications that fit well into cloud architectures. Wherever the starting point, it requires assessing on-premises capabilities and performance as well as identifying new requirements. Logicalis is helping healthcare IT providers make informed decisions on how best to develop hybrid models to incorporate on-premises data centers and public and private clouds. We are helping healthcare IT organizations realize their vision and potential for improving the patient’s healthcare experience, advancing the health of patient populations and reducing the cost of healthcare.”
Any healthcare provider – large or small, suburban or rural, assisted living or long-term care – needs to consider the strategic impact that the cloud brings to multiple aspects of their healthcare operations and patient care. While the cost-effectiveness of the cloud is undeniable for certain applications such as storage and backups, there are many other considerations beyond simple cost-saving discussions:
“Logicalis has been working with healthcare IT teams for a long time, answering questions, providing strategies and achieving successes. We are helping healthcare organizations align their business and technical needs in ways that enhance both financial results and patient outcomes,” says Riley. “We have terrific experience in healthcare in the cloud. In 2012, we developed our own private cloud for hospital applications like workforce management. Today, we are helping hospitals develop cloud strategies, then migrating and managing workloads either in our cloud, or in public health clouds like Azure and AWS.”
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