3 Common Mistakes When Migrating to the Cloud
The cloud’s appeal in healthcare can often be attributed to multiple factors — including better agility and control, increased flexibility and support for innovation. A KLAS Research survey found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have already migrated at least part of their computing to the cloud.
But a high level of adoption doesn’t mean transitioning organizations don’t face challenges.
“There’s been this misconception of the cloud for a number of years, especially as it relates to healthcare,” says Chris Logan, director of healthcare industry strategy for VMware — specifically, the long, often misunderstood history of the relationship between cloud computing and organizational IT in healthcare.
Logan traces the origins of cloud in healthcare to two key points in time: the early days of remotely hosted electronic medical records about 15 years ago; and the move to Microsoft 365 in 2013, when healthcare organizations began using Software as a Service. Back then, however, many in the industry didn’t realize the technology’s potential.