How You Can Leverage Multi-Cloud Solutions to Make Your Healthcare Organization More Responsive

In the complex world of patient care delivery, “cloud” can mean anything from public cloud to private cloud on-premise and everything in-between. Different workloads call for different solutions – e.g. the latency and service delivery requirements for advanced medical imaging is vastly different from that of modern EMR databases. As a result, most organizations operate in multiple clouds – experiencing amplified complexity and risks due to the resultant disparate tools and security postures.

In today’s environment, healthcare providers need agility for changing business and clinical requirements and tools to map when and where their data and applications should reside on the cloud to provide a consistent experience for end users. In order to better understand what considerations should go into designing a hybrid multi-cloud strategy to support a data-first, patient-centric health IT ecosystem, we sat down with the following experts:

If you’re interested in how you can better leverage multi-cloud in your healthcare organization to be better prepared for future needs, check out the video discussion below.

Here’s a look at some of the questions we discussed:

  • Is cloud and in-house infrastructure a commodity now?
  • What makes it not a commodity? What happens when leaders treat it like a commodity?
  • Are healthcare solutions ready for a cloud infrastructure to deliver the service? What’s the right framework for knowing what’s ready and what’s not?
  • How do you pull your tier 0 and 1 healthcare applications into a multi-cloud environment and maintain the required service levels?
  • What are some examples of how you see healthcare approaching multi-cloud?
  • How does the type of application determine the most optimal location for it – e.g. the public cloud, on-prem and everything in-between?
  • Are we crazy talking about cloud in the middle of everything that’s going on in the world? Or is it an important discussion that will help those organizations that might be hurting?

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, 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,, 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.