Healthcare Sector rapidly adopting Cloud Computing

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Industry research from Markets and Markets shows the healthcare industry will invest $5.4 Billion in Cloud Computing by 2017. Furthermore, in 2012 over 4% of total healthcare transitioned to the cloud, 2013 has seen this share to grow exponentially to 20.5%.
 
Forrester Research analyst James Staten says cloud computing is gaining wide appeal in the healthcare industry. "Nearly every pharmaceutical company we speak to is doing this" Staten says. "Given the economic change that this creates for them, it's extremely attractive."
 
Healthcare organisations are confronted with a universal challenge in delivering quality healthcare services while depending on workflows that consist of paper medical records, insurance claims, duplicate tests, handwritten notes and fragmented IT systems.  Collaboration and coordination of care processes is a major challenge. Combined with growing infrastructure, system and support requirements that are compounded by tight budgets and staffing issues, healthcare organisations are now migrating towards a Cloud environment. 
 
Cloud services offer significant benefits by transforming how an entire organisation operates.  For the healthcare sector increasing business agility is key; products and services that improve care, deliver greater cost reduction, improved revenue cycle control, and more effective management of risks.
 
SoftCo, a leading provider of healthcare and Cloud solutions, deliver business process improvements to healthcare organisations including UPMC Beacon, Iowa Heath System, NHS and the Mater Private Hospitals. SoftCo Cloud enables organisations achieve instant ROI, gain 24/7 secure access to data and significantly reduce processing times and costs.
 
The SoftCo Cloud infrastructure is ISO27001 compliant which gives SoftCo customers full confidence that their information is safely managed and protected by strict procedural guidelines, checks and balances, automated systems and backup procedures. 
 
“SoftCo have an unrivalled understanding of the healthcare markets we work in. As a partner they have been instrumental in the design and implementation of our eClaims solution.” Patty Devlin, UPMC Beacon.

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