Understanding How to Leverage Cloud Effectively in Healthcare

In all my talks with healthcare organizations, one of the ongoing conversations they’re still having is how to more effectively manage their efforts in the cloud. No longer are healthcare CIOs wondering if the cloud is going to be part of their healthcare organization. Instead, they’re starting to have a much more nuanced conversation about cloud and how they can more effectively leverage the cloud to meet the strategic goals of their organization, allow for them to scale up and down their IT services, and be able to manage their IT costs in a more proactive manner. Plus, they want to do all of this in a more secure and HIPAA compliant manner.

As hospitals and health systems continue to face incredible challenges that require them to be nimble and react to the changing environment, the cloud is proving to be a great solution. However, many are also realizing that there’s a time to leverage public cloud, private clouds, multi-cloud, and on premise solutions. Understanding this challenge is not as simple as it may look.

In order to get a better understanding of how healthcare organizations are approaching cloud today, I sat down (virtually of course) with Clark LeFavour, Senior Director, Systems Engineering, and David Sarson, Global Alliance Manager, Healthcare Multi-Cloud, from Dell Technologies. In our discussion we cover the following high level questions:

  • How is healthcare moving to the cloud impacting the marketplace? And how has COVID-19 impacted cloud in healthcare?
  • Is the cloud safe, secure and HIPAA compliant?
  • Many believe that cloud is too expensive for large data sets. How can large sets of data (VNA/PACS) be manageable in the cloud?
  • Another fear of healthcare organizations is latency issues, is that a problem for health IT solutions in the cloud? Can bedside care solutions be managed in the cloud?
  • How does your cloud strategy play into preparing for future challenges?

If you’re trying to better understand how to manage and leverage the cloud in your healthcare organization, you’ll enjoy this conversation with these 2 experts.

Learn more about Dell Technologies at: delltechnologies.com/Healthcare

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of 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.