4 Ways Cloud Services Revolutionize IT Infrastructure in Healthcare

Healthcare has changed significantly in the last few years. You can see it from many angles.

  • There’s a shortage of healthcare workers
  • There’s an ever-changing demand for services
  • Remote care is increasingly used
  • Security is an ever-growing problem with no signs of slowing down

Cloud services are increasingly becoming a part of the solution. Yet, when partnering with a cloud services provider, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind.


One of the cloud’s greatest strengths is ensuring interoperability in everything you do, especially with regard to EHR. This can provide continued data structure, improved patient communication, faster delivery, and better outcomes. Because more of our world is moving to telehealth structures, interoperability solutions mean providing top service from any remote location.

Does the cloud service you’re considering provide enhanced functionalities and offer customization features to keep you connected at all times?

Data management

Sometimes, the most successful cloud services take a hybrid approach. It recognizes that you have a stake in many of the systems that have served you well for years, and integrates existing structures with a cloud approach. Hybrid clouds improve flexibility and scalability. Tools like Microsoft 360 may work best for productivity, while Google Cloud Platform may be perfect for data storage and security.

Are you utilizing the best cloud-based tools for the job?


One purpose of building a cloud-based EHR system is to increase data sharing and collaboration across multiple healthcare organizations. Blockchain is rapidly changing the way we share data and how we’ll eventually be able to work and view from one platform for better results. We may not be there yet, but by building a more reliable source of data, it will mean better outcomes for all.

Are you creating systems that will allow collaboration with everyone in your network?


Healthcare is surrounded by heavy volumes of patient data records, health and administrative data, and other information that needs to be accessible from different locations. HIPAA compliance is mandatory at every junction. While many cloud-based systems seem like a good idea, you could be opening yourself up to legal ramifications without HIPAA compliance.

Do you consistently assess your systems to ensure full HIPAA compliance?

A future infrastructure that meets all needs

As you continue to grow, cloud services will be integral to your growth. Pay attention to how you access your data, and which platforms you partner with. Collaboration is critical, but not at the expense of security.

Before you take each new step, ask yourself: Will my tech solutions be a part of that growth, or put me at greater risk?

It’s the best way to prepare for the future.

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