Healthcare Heads to the Cloud

Healthcare is embracing cloud computing almost as fast as traditional enterprises. Why this sudden acceptance of technology? ECN went looking for answers.

Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading

August 1, 2017

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Healthcare Heads to the Cloud

For years, healthcare remained an industry that did everything on paper. Faxes, files and clipboards ruled that day and created a manual way for doctors to check on patients and for hospitals to ensure that insurance forms got filled out.

Then, seemingly overnight, healthcare went digital.

In fact, the Affordable Care Act, along with federal regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) law, not only forced doctors and hospitals to think about technology, but provided the impetus for the industry to move to the cloud.

Figure 1: (Source: SilasCamargo via Pixbay) (Source: SilasCamargo via Pixbay)

In a special report for our readers, Enterprise Cloud News looks at how healthcare has changed over the last decade, and provides some clues to how cloud, along with the Internet of Things (IoT), is changing this market for good.

Download our free report: "Healtcare Faces the Promise & Perils of the Cloud" to see how cloud is changing the way we think about our health.

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— Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud News. Follow him on Twitter @sferguson_LR.

About the Author(s)

Scott Ferguson

Managing Editor, Light Reading

Prior to joining Enterprise Cloud News, he was director of audience development for InformationWeek, where he oversaw the publications' newsletters, editorial content, email and content marketing initiatives. Before that, he served as editor-in-chief of eWEEK, overseeing both the website and the print edition of the magazine. For more than a decade, Scott has covered the IT enterprise industry with a focus on cloud computing, datacenter technologies, virtualization, IoT and microprocessors, as well as PCs and mobile. Before covering tech, he was a staff writer at the Asbury Park Press and the Herald News, both located in New Jersey. Scott has degrees in journalism and history from William Paterson University, and is based in Greater New York.

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