Cloud Could Save Health Industry $11B, Study Says

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 26, 2013

While 90 percent of healthcare CIOs view IT innovation as critical to success, the more surprising statistic is that fewer than one-fourth consider their existing infrastructure capable of supporting such technological advancement.

That’s according to a report from MeriTalk, published Monday, examining the potential of IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) within the healthcare realm by surveying 109 CHIME members.

The ITaaS model can be used to lower operational costs, shift from capital to operational expenditure, boost service levels and streamline application deployment, David Dimond, healthcare solutions chief strategist at EMC, which sponsored the report, explained in a statement.