Healthcare’s Shift to the Cloud: Why does it matter?

While the term “moving to the cloud” may still seem relatively new, the idea of utilizing cloud-based systems in the healthcare industry is something that is simply becoming a rule compared to an exception.

Popular market dynamics such as the rise of consumerism, regulatory considerations, and the increased demand for digitalization are just a few examples of how the cloud has found ample space to exist within healthcare.

The statistics help tell the story. According to MarketsandMarkets, the global adoption for cloud services within the healthcare realm is expected to skyrocket from $3.73 billion in 2015 to approximately $9.5 billion in 2020. As the cloud has already captured the attention of healthcare IT, it appears we are only on the edge of a more pervasive trend to come.

Why has the cloud taken healthcare by storm?

As with many advances in modern technology, one of the main attributes of cloud-based systems is efficiency. A healthcare system’s Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) platform is a good example of this. A system such as ZulaFly’s Fuzion gives progressive healthcare providers a strategic advantage.

As a cloud-based solution, hospitals and clinics are experiencing significant savings of time and money. First of all, systems such as Fuzion place very little burden on healthcare IT teams. Furthermore, while initial implementation is efficient, the opportunity for an organization to scale and adjust the platform is a far more streamlined process than it has ever been before.

By taking a cloud-based approach with RTLS and beyond, healthcare systems are also putting themselves on a familiar footing with customers, who have already transitioned the majority of their daily digital lives to the cloud.

For many, the transition to the cloud hasn’t gone without its share of bumps in the road. Healthcare providers, like their customers, have had to develop faith in the safety and security of the cloud. While these considerations used to be a reason to keep data on  premise, the sophistication of today’s major cloud providers is advanced enough to stave off the fears of hacks and data breaches that plague the industry. It has simply reached the point where the benefits of storing health information in the cloud far outweigh the risks.

At ZulaFly, we are dedicated to providing a system that saves time, saves money, and is built to cater to the rapidly-changing healthcare environment. No longer does the tedious notion of keeping data “in-house” have to be the most safe, secure, and forward-thinking option.

While ZulaFly is committed to providing data that drives decisions, we are also passionate about providing a cloud-based solution that SAFELY stores your data in a secure environment. Utilizing first-class technology, Fuzion is a secure RTLS platform that is firmly rooted in a competent, comprehensive cloud environment meant to see your hospital, clinic, or senior living facility THRIVE for years to come.

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