Why should the healthcare industry, medical education and training move to the cloud? Because it works.
Much like the internet revolution of the 90’s, followed by the mobile revolution of the millennium, we are now enjoying the latest technology-based revolution through the cloud. Cloud-based solutions are taking business, finance, healthcare, education and all industries into the future.
Through technology the world has moved from old-fashioned filing cabinets all the way to the cloud, with companies like Amazon.com, IBM, Microsoft, Rackspace, Salesforce and others showing us the way by building and securing the future of business, management, billing, operations, sales and more, through the cloud. They have shown us that using the cloud is faster, easier to use and more manageable than previous in-house software systems, which were managed by costly and time consuming IT departments. With many processes involved in healthcare, adding a tech component includes a significant amount of time for software implementation and updates, time these programs simply do not have. Patching and moving to new versions are costly and increase security risks due to testing required before roll out of new software.
With the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the healthcare industry has experienced dramatic changes in payment structuring and increased accountability, creating the need for increased Information Technology utilization. Recent survey data illustrates the trend toward such utilization. 83% of IT healthcare organizations are now using cloud services with 9.3% planning to, while 67% of IT healthcare organizations are currently running SaaS-based applications. (From Wikipedia)
Cloud-based services for the healthcare industry are proven to work, with medical records, billing and more having already adapted to the latest technology trend with companies like eClinicalWorks, McKesson, AirWatch by VMware, and many others taking patient care and healthcare administration to the next level. Medtrics Lab is leading the latest charge into the future by taking graduate medical education (GME) and training to the cloud. Since adopting the new Medtrics Lab solution, program directors and residents in training prefer cloud-based solutions like Medtrics, just ask them. With customers like Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Lubbock, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Weiss Memorial Hospital, and many more, these residency programs are seeing measurable returns on their investment, with improved efficiency and results for managing residency programs.
Medtrics Lab is continuing to expand their market position with additional graduate medical education (GME) programs signing up on a regular basis, along with their pending expansion into nursing as they are in talks with several nursing programs at this time.
With the success of the cloud for business, healthcare and education, the only question is, what is next? We have gone internet, then mobile and now cloud…. so what is next and what is next with tech in healthcare? We would love to hear your thoughts on the future of technology and healthcare, and what you think will be the next big technology and/or mobile advancement in the medical/healthcare field.