Many people probably don’t realize it, but hospitals are home to some of the world’s most cutting edge and advanced technology. Whether it’s IT infrastructure, electronic health records (EHR), or surgical technologies, hospitals must continuously seek out the best tech in order to ensure their patients are receiving the best treatment possible.
One area where hospitals continue to lag behind other industries, however, is in cloud migration.
For example, many hospitals still rely on internal servers to house their data and require employees to exchange information only on authorized devices. While patient privacy and data security are serious concerns for any institution considering a migration to the cloud, hospital data is no more valuable—and definitely less targeted—than, say, data from a Fortune 500 company. Security concerns certainly aren’t dissuading businesses in other industries from moving to the cloud, as 69 percent of enterprises say they’ll make substantial cloud investments over the next three years.
For hospitals, the benefits of cloud migration would be both practical and tangible. Not only would it help lower costs in terms of server expenses and upkeep, but it would also make a BYOD policy an easy implementation. As hospitals continue to adapt to modern technology, there are more reasons than ever to put devices in the hands of employees. By allowing employees to utilize their own devices while at work, hospitals can greatly enhance their overall efficiency.
Hospitals owe it to themselves, their employees, and their patients to fully commit to migrating to the cloud.