Date Added: Sep 2011
It is always a good idea to begin any undertaking with an end goal in mind, and developing a cloud strategy for healthcare IT is no exception. Cloud computing allows IT to focus less on the physical assets it is managing and more on the services it is providing: services to patients, physicians, ambulatory care providers, public health organisations, and payers. Today's health care IT departments can consider new business models as investments that are made toward a fully optimised electronic health record. This white paper examines different cloud models that could help enable health care IT to build the foundation for the health care delivery network of the future.