Nabil Adam in Healthcare, Technology Distinguished Professor of CIS • Rutgers University Aug 9, 2019 · 1 min read · +500

The Advantages of the Cloud Infrastructure in Healthcare

The Advantages of the Cloud Infrastructure in Healthcare

The healthcare industry depends on technology continuing to advance and grow. When health industries embrace technology, patient care is improved and revolutionized. In recent years, the cloud has become apart of our everyday lives and many industries of reaped the benefits of it. For those who don’t know, the cloud is a service model for large amounts of data to be stored and managed. There are many advantages of the cloud infrastructure in healthcare:

Collaborating Across the World

It can take years of hard work to collaborate with other doctors to discover a new treatment, drug, or cure. When healthcare industries depend on an IT infrastructure, there are some drawbacks to collaboration with other doctors and researchers. By using cloud-based technology, information can be shared and managed from across the world. Healthcare companies are able to connect with workers on a global scale to create greater collaborations.

With cloud-based technology, allow for faster and much more efficient review processes to deliver great feedback on research results. Not only is it much faster to use cloud infrastructure, but it is also safer and more secure. The data that is shared is much easier to keep private when storing the information on the cloud. 

Efficient Labor Force

By having easy access to tools and information on the cloud, workers can get their research done much faster. The cloud gives workers and researchers of an organization access to tools and devices faster, making the organization’s workforce more efficient. People are brought together faster, even from outside the organization. When collaborating with other organizations, the cloud allows for information to be shared privately and efficiently. 

Cloud-based workforce automation allows companies to deploy applications faster or even identify people inside or outside the organization with similar interests quickly. This will help develop better and more efficient teams in drug or treatment research. Communication between the workforce of an organization is revolutionized by cloud-based technology and can drastically improve the healthcare industry. 

Although there are some drawbacks with large scale global collaborations, such as an internal policy of sharing information, the opportunities are too great to overlook. Some companies might be nervous to share their data and information over the cloud, but there is a great opportunity for faster and more efficient research.


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