10 Tips For Cloud Computing In Healthcare

10 Tips For Cloud Computing In Healthcare

Cloud computing—the process by which data, including healthcare data, is stored, processed and distributed across a network of Internet-hosted servers rather than a local-based server or a personal computer—is becoming a more widely used term in healthcare.

Still, many executives are confused about how cloud computing will impact their organizations.

Don Martin, vice president and technology practice lead at healthcare consultancy Novia Strategies, says gaining this understanding is critical.

“Developing a thorough knowledge and appreciation for both the risks and the benefits available from cloud computing will position hospital technology leaders to adopt and manage 'big data' more effectively and economically,” he says.