Healthcare Embracing Cloud Services

by | Aug 10, 2021 | Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data, Digital Health, Healthcare, MedTech, Quality Systems, Regulatory

Cloud computing has been utilized by several industries that rely on innovative technology to manipulate data securely and efficiently across multiple sharing modes. Healthcare specifically is transforming into more personalized, interactive experiences with patients and their data. Care is rapidly evolving with technology, as new processes, models, and equipment are integrated via cloud-based platforms.

Data has been and will continue to be at the center of the digital transformation in the healthcare realm. The movement of data between different health systems, internal care departments, patient viewing interfaces, among several others enables the quality of care to exponentially increase. With the benefits of cloud computing, health systems can liberate data and interconnect it in such a way that patient’s journeys are full of valuable insights that are seamlessly communicated. The trend of platform-based IT models is pointing up for corporations around the globe, with 30% of the global economy expected to be mediated by digital platforms within six years1. In terms of health care organizations, most strive to implement effective digital platform strategies to create shared infrastructures that align with their dynamic goals of improving operations and clinical effectiveness.

Cloud computing has been shown to specifically create opportunities to reduce costs by maximizing purchased resources. It has become more prominent for CIOs to consider the Software-as-a-Service (SasS) model for IT solutions. This allows for a lower initial investment with transparency of services and their respective costs, along with customizable optimizations, continuous updates with new features, and above all data management. The cloud service provider also eliminates the need to run in-house servers, which removes the worry from system back-ups, crashes, updates, and overall reliability1.

With the influx of cloud-based platforms, projected for mass adoption, there must be quality and regulatory standards set in place for the safety of everyone. Therefore, Quality Management Systems must account for these changes, which are expected and experienced by the team at EMMA International. Cybersecurity teams must be organized and managed in a way to mitigate all known digital computing risks, in addition to researching possible breaches or shortcomings not yet discovered in cloud computing. Don’t hesitate to reach out to EMMA International today for experienced QA/RA needs in the MedTech space either by phone at 248-987-4497 or by email at info@emmainternational.com.

[1] Solange Plebani (2021) Three reasons why healthcare providers are moving to the cloud. Retrieved on 9 August 2021, from: https://www.philips.com/a-w/about/news/archive/blogs/innovation-matters/2021/20210803-three-reasons-why-healthcare-providers-are-moving-to-the-cloud.html?origin=13_us_en__li____5278244916_&spid=5278244916&utm_source=li&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_content=5278244916

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Zach Nies

Zach Nies

Quality Engineer (Co-Op) - Mr. Nies has experience in combination products, pharmaceuticals, and FDA compliance for many life science industries. He has experience with many different elements of quality and regulatory compliance. Mr. Nies is completing a Bachelor of Engineer degree in Biomedical Engineering from Wayne State University.

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