Due in part to complex regulatory and security concerns, cloud computing in healthcare has found most of its customer interest in storage. The need to retain patient data for long periods of time and the rising infrastructure costs to do so have driven the healthcare storage boom, but there might be more clouds on the horizon for healthcare as application development ramps up this year.
As Jeff Byers at CMIO stated, “compared with other industries, cloud-based clinical application development has been rather slow. However, as algorithms and computing power ramp up, healthcare providers are finding more choices and expanding capabilities among cloud apps.”
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