Healthcare providers are extremely cost-conscious because they are under constant pressure to improve patient care while maintaining profitability. Cloud solutions support this by reducing the costs of in-house IT infrastructure. Cloud computing also greatly reduces the time required to deploy software, which can take months in on-premises deployments. Cloud software deployment and updates can be conducted remotely and typically very quickly, so employees can spend less time waiting and be more productive. Major categories of cloud solutions include infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS). 

Leading hospital companies in cloud computing 

In the healthcare industry, there is much concern for protecting patients’ personally identifiable information (PII) as records include all forms of personal data, including name, patient number, addresses, next of kin, and detailed health information. When data privacy is breached, a healthcare company faces legal liability and penalties for regulatory noncompliance. Healthcare is one of the biggest targets of ransomware attacks, in which hackers infect a computer system and demand payment to restore it. As cloud adoption grows, developers are increasingly aware of security risks and how to combat them. Security measures for cloud include minimising attacks, controlling logins, and improving data encryption. 

Leading adopters of cloud computing in hospitals include Ping An Insurance, HCA Healthcare, Bupa, and AXA.  

Discover the leading cloud computing companies in the hospital industry 

Using its experience in the sector, Hospital Management has listed some of the leading companies providing products and services related to cloud computing. 

The information provided in the download document is drafted for hospital executives and technology leaders involved in cloud computing solutions.  

The download contains detailed information on suppliers and their product offerings, alongside contact details to aid purchasing decisions. 

Leading vendors of cloud computing for hospitals include SAS, athenahealth, Microsoft, NTT DATA, GE Healthcare Cloud, AWS, IBM, Salesforce Health Cloud, DXC Healthcare Cloud, Cerner, Allscripts, and Progress Health Cloud.  

Future of cloud computing in hospitals 

The segment of cloud services that generated the largest revenue in healthcare is SaaS, which is expected to generate revenues of $11.1bn in 2024, up from $5.7bn in 2019, having grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.1%. The IaaS segment in healthcare is projected to generate revenues of $7.5bn in 2024, up from $2.4bn in 2019 thanks to a CAGR of 26%. The lowest revenue generator amongst cloud services in healthcare, PaaS is projected to grow to $3.4bn in 2024, with a CAGR of 19.3% between 2019 and 2024.