Frost & Sullivan Executive Brief
COVID-19 Crisis Highlights the Value of a Hybrid Cloud Strategy
As with many industries, the healthcare sector was disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis, with the impact for hospitals and health systems even more acute, given the frontline role these organizations have in addressing the illness and treatment. The current crisis has shown us that we need to more rapidly accelerate some of the ongoing trends in healthcare data management, to support fluid data movement, flexible access, interoperability and swift scale up of innovative applications to support patient interactions.
The shift from on-premise data centers to cloud-based solutions enables many of the capabilities needed to address these ongoing trends and the challenges healthcare organizations faced during the COVID-19 crisis.
This brief will focus on:
- How cloud provider support for data strategy is crucial to success
- Ways in which COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the strategic shift to view cloud as a technology enabler
- How experienced cloud vendors go beyond basic data security and regulatory compliance
- Key requirements in selecting a cloud partner