Cloud computing in the healthcare industry is an essential foundation of digital transformation that increases scalability, accessibility flexibility, agility, and cost-efficiency as the effects of COVID-19 linger throughout 2021. The pandemic has sped up the move to the cloud by Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) and their health information technology (HIT/IT software) solution providers, but many healthcare organizations have yet to define the best approach.
One reason is that this is a journey where you cannot simply abandon your legacy technologies such as database systems. You must also deal with the competing challenges of continuity needs, narrow profit margins, a growing base of end-users, and support the growth of new data.
The Case for Cloud
For HDOs and their supporting HIT/software solution providers, digital transformation is all about accelerating the shift from volume-based care to value-based care by focusing on patient needs. The key is in finding ways to easily and quickly shift applications and workloads to the cloud. You will also need to easily process, store, access, and analyze data for better patient outcomes and cost efficiencies.
The goal is to create a holistic cloud and on-premise strategy that enables your HDO or HIT software solutions provider to have rapid and agile deployment and access to applications, data, and workloads in a remote and mobile-first healthcare and consumer society. Since cloud migration in healthcare must yield immediate benefits, HDOs and provider/payor support companies must determine which applications to move to the cloud.
Overcoming the Technology Debt Roadblock to the Cloud
Many in the healthcare industry have historically relied on legacy infrastructure ranging from mainframes and database systems to growth-resistant, monolithic applications. This legacy technology debt isn’t going anywhere soon and will require a different pace and style of cloud migration than the typical ‘lift and shift’.
The legacy infrastructure cannot keep up with the data and healthcare merger explosion driving healthcare in the age of value-based medicine. This era requires democratized, secure, and scalable data access across:
- Costly and shrinking on-prem data centers
- Siloed servers and databases
- Thousands of applications and HIT systems
This must all happen in a way that enables them to modernize in place.
The Techolution methodology we call ‘modernizing in place’ is a new and proven proprietary approach that transitions healthcare sector players to the cloud in 30 days or less. This allows IT to adopt cloud by creating a scalable environment and migrating the top 2 or 3 applications required by the business. Your healthcare organization gets a secure and scalable solution without impacting daily business priorities. We have successfully helped a number of health organizations modernize their infrastructure in this way with the proven results that improve business and care delivery.
Our latest eBook shows you how we can partner with you to provide your healthcare organization’s IT teams with a fast yet agile path to cloud modernization. We do this in a way that avoids the challenges and costs associated with current cloud migration practices. The eBook covers the following topics that address your healthcare industry pain points, reluctance to move to the cloud and benefits of the Techolution approach:
- Why are Healthcare Delivery Organizations Reluctant to Move to the Cloud?
- The Benefits of Modernizing in Place for the Cloud Journey
- Meeting Immediate and Long-term Cloud Destination Goals
To get actionable insights that show you how your healthcare cloud transformation can be fast, painless, cost effective while delivering big operational and healthcare improvements, download our eBook below.