Cloud-based Vendors Giving Health IT A Boost

Xavier E. Martinez | Power Your Practice | October 16, 2013

According to a recent Black Book Rankings report, 17% of physician practices are considering switching EHR vendors by January 2014. So, it should come as no surprise that many are looking for health IT vendors with a fresh approach to fulfilling physician software needs.

More and more physicians are trending towards cloud-based health IT solutions that work under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) payment model to handle the operational and administrative aspects of practicing medicine.

While some think the cloud is just techy jargon for the Internet, it actually refers to a method of computing whereby applications are hosted remotely and accessed by the user via the Internet. For decades, physicians have been accustomed to hosting software applications on physical servers in their offices – the backbone of health IT almost for 20 years.

Cloud computing represents a paradigm shift in healthcare administration. The cloud makes it possible for practices to grow and expand rapidly by generating efficiencies and cost savings.