According to IDC Health Insights, 80% of healthcare data will pass through the cloud by 2020 as providers increasingly use the cloud for data collection, aggregation, analytics and decision-making.
We could be close to that now.
Healthcare organizations are embracing the cloud as they recognize its many benefits, including its role in powering innovation. Cloud services can provide the flexibility, scalability and cost-effective, high performance compute power to help improve medical and clinical research efforts, provide greater collaboration and access to patient data, support new digital healthcare services and solutions such as mobile health, telehealth, smart connected health devices and so much more.
As a result, innovations such as robotic-assisted surgery and physician consultations via videoconferencing are no longer futuristic thinking. They are reality, and more advances like them are becoming mainstream as healthcare providers tap into emerging technologies to optimize healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.