“Many organizations are making headway with cloud-based services. VMware polled the round table attendees during the discussion and found:
• 33 percent said between 0 percent and 10 recent of their applications are with a cloud-based provider
• 11 percent of attendees said between 11 percent and 25 percent of their applications are with a cloud-based provider
• 22 percent said between 26 and 50 percent of their applications are with a cloud-based provider
• 22 percent said between 51 and 75 percent of their applications are with a cloud-based provider
• Approximately 11 percent said between 76 and 100 percent of their applications are through a cloud-based provider
The primary reason attendees moved to the cloud was for disaster recovery purposes, which 54 percent cited as their main driver. Forty-six percent of attendees said they integrated the cloud for data analytics purposes.”
The foregoing quote from the May 1, 2017, Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review article byentitled “How the cloud is propelling organizations forward — Health executives on progress, roadblocks and what’s to come” (http://bit.ly/2qlOzYT) summarizes a recent survey of the status of the polled healthcare provider organization representatives regarding status of cloud migration. In addition to the finding that only one-third have migrated at least one-half of their IT applications, the leading reasons (disaster recovery and data analytics) imply that polled providers haven’t yet understood the transformative opportunity provided by cloud computing for medical practice and healthcare delivery — real-time IT-enabled cognitive support for administrative and clinical operations. The “real-time” aspect should be understood to mean not only constant availability but also system-initiated in addition to staff-initiated activity. Therefore, the potential for systems to provide constant monitoring of specific patients during their courses in treatment, admission through transfer to discharge; coupled with the ability as defined by the principal care provider (PCP) to specify bio-physiological parameter threshold values that warrant automatic notification of the PCP and/or the patient; enable the PCP with a new dimension of capabilities that minimize rather than exacerbate cognitive overload.
A Cloud Healthcare Appliance Real-Time Solution as a Service (CHARTSaaS) integrated development environment (IDE) compliant with the CHARTSaaS IT reference architecture (RA) includes the components needed for healthcare provider subject matter experts to design, develop, deploy and operate applications a.k.a. apps with minimal cost and IT complexity that collectively could emulate a LPR by a cloud-based federated approach to currently disparate and geographically dispersed healthcare provider EMRs/EHRs.Please validate this proposition to your own satisfaction by reading the white paper at http://bit.ly/2nhwqpd and then by reviewing the details of CHARTSaaS and the CHARTSaaS RA in these presentations:
Healthcare providers will benefit significantly from appreciating and then applying a CHARTSaaS RA-compliant IT solution. To do so will mitigate medical mistakes (currently the third leading cause of patient deaths. per Makaray and Daniel http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2139), thereby minimizing patient adverse events and optimizing clinical case outcomes while maximizing the cost-effectiveness of care and treatment while accelerating the accrual and application of medical knowledge.