Why Are We Still Talking About Cloud in Healthcare?

Today’s post come from some tweets:

And here’s a great response from CIO David Chou:

I find it really interesting that he added mobile. Most hospitals realize that cloud has to be part of their IT strategy. Every hospital has some sort of cloud solution that they support. However, in the hospital EHR world, is there a viable cloud EHR option for hospitals?

On the other hand, mobile EHR is really lacking. Certainly there is a lot of mobile use in healthcare, but not for most of the enterprise applications.

I really hope that the tweet at the top is wrong. Healthcare needs to be doing a lot more than just cloud and mobile. Those should just be features and not trends. Here’s the unfortunate reality though:

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.