By 2016, research shows cloud computing will grow to a $207 billion industry, but Healthcare is still lagging far behind other industries. iCare is publishing a “Cloud Computing in Healthcare” infographic utilizing industry research from such firms as Gartner.
Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 2, 2012 – iCare, the Enterprise Cloud EHR provider, published the first in a series of Healthcare industry infographics that are geared toward the education of Health Information Technology (HIT) buyers. Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as ROI, spending trends, sector growth, jobs figures, market drivers, user adoption rates and more. With an information graphic, HIT buyers, financial analysts, and clinicians can develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information.
“The research and statistics are fascinating. On average Healthcare organizations pay 17% more for IT than the other 29 industries,” said Jim Riley, CEO at iCare. “This isn’t because HIT buyers aren’t savvy, we contribute this to a lack of education and a stigma in the industry towards moving to the cloud. IT budgets in Healthcare are growing 44% faster than the business sector which is an unsustainable pace for buyers with such complex revenue cycles. Moving applications to the cloud can save an average of 21% according to the data.”
“HIPAA compliance is often a contributing factor for HIT’s reluctance to pursue cloud applications,” added Riley. “However, this should not be the case. The expertise provided by cloud vendors in the areas of security, encryption and infrastructure allocation and operations actually mitigates the risks faced by Healthcare providers and enhances the product offering.”
iCare aggregated data from several industry sources to deliver the industries first and only infographic dedicated solely to cloud computing in HIT. To view the iCare infographic, click here.
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*Statistical sources: Healthcare IT News, HIMSS, and the Ponemon Institute