This IDC Health Insights report discusses IDC's Cloud MaturityScape for healthcare provider organizations that are interested in understanding how they can take the necessary actions to move forward successfully with cloud computing. Healthcare providers have unique constraints as well as compelling business needs that make cloud attractive. This healthcare provider maturity model is updated to include results from IDC's 2013 CloudTrack Survey, which shows that over 50% of healthcare organizations indicate that they will be piloting, using, or otherwise managing some form of cloud — public, private, or hybrid — as a part of their IT infrastructure in the next 24 months. IDC's Cloud MaturityScape is for healthcare organizations that are interested in understanding how they can take the necessary actions to move forward successfully with cloud computing or to improve the results from existing cloud projects.
According to IDC research director Judy Hanover, "The use of cloud computing as an increasingly business-critical technology is quickly changing how healthcare providers evaluate, procure, and deploy IT assets. Healthcare provider IT departments will need to operate in an environment that is centralized and focused on service delivery and more predictable expenditures as they face the challenges of healthcare reform."
Cloud strategies, Customer relationship management applications, Enterprise infrastructure, Hybrid clouds, IT operations and implementation, IT planning and design, Infrastructure as a service, Networks, Private cloud services, Procurement, Public cloud services, Strategic architecture