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This IDC Health Insights report examines the approaches of U.S. healthcare providers to cloud computing — providers that are using or planning to invest in private and public cloud services and technology. For healthcare providers, the cloud presents strong opportunities to create efficiencies, flexibility, and agility while increasing service levels for applications.
According to Judy Hanover, research director, IDC Health Insights, "The features of cloud have particular appeal to providers approaching healthcare reform or accountable delivery, as they promise to better enable collaboration among care teams and help firms lead and compete in the accountable delivery environment. However, cloud is not without risks, and providers need to consider security, availability, and cost when making the move."
Applications, Cloud computing, Customer relationship management applications, Disaster recovery, Disk-based data protection, Failover and failback, Hybrid clouds, Market intelligence, Server virtualization