Cloud Computing and Data Security in Healthcare

February 28th, 2020Cloud Computing


U.S. healthcare organizations spent $8.5 billion on cloud computing in 2018, and that number is expected to exceed $55 billion by 2025, according to Global Market Insights. So, there’s little doubt the cloud has become a popular destination for enterprises that crave agile operations and enhanced productivity, while clamping down on data security and getting a leg up on the competition.

All businesses have specific goals, but as healthcare and life sciences organizations move to the cloud, Unisys understands these companies take on additional layers of risk.

In no industry is data more valuable than in these segments. Healthcare organizations store and transmit highly sensitive patient records and, in the case of medical facilities, human lives could depend on timely access to those records. Therefore, data security and a dearth of network downtime are vitally important to health insurers and hospitals alike.

While some things are impossible to quantify, the Ponemon Institute did arrive at a value for data that’s lost or stolen. Across all global businesses in play, records pilfered by hackers were valued at $141 each in 2017. That’s far less than the average value of a medical record, which registered at $380.

Thus, when selecting a trusted partner to exact rapid and secure cloud migration, healthcare enterprises must choose wisely.

At Unisys, our 2019 Cloud Success Barometer™ Study found that with cloud transformation, all doesn’t quite go according to plan. Thirty percent of respondents felt their cloud migration did not meet expectations and another 37% of businesses surveyed opined that subpar cloud strategies had resulted in squandered market opportunities.

Much of the success realized in the cloud comes from a commitment to placing cloud at the core of the business. For enterprises that placed cloud at the center of their IT strategy, 83% saw organizational effectiveness change either greatly or moderately for the better.

The Unisys CloudForte® suite can place you among that four-fifths of satisfied businesses. Attending to your unique needs, we assemble an expert team of associates who clearly let you know where you’re headed with cloud transitions— and how quickly you’ll get there. We’ll train your internal staffers to create enterprise-wide buy-in that’s critical to a successful implementation and launch.

Through an end-to-end process that focuses on more than just the technological aspects of cloud, we help ensure multi-tiered goals of security, reliability and performance. Click here for a more in-depth look at how Unisys cloud solutions can move your organization forward.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shawn Kingsberry

Shawn Kingsberry serves as the Vice President and Director, Enterprise Solutions at Unisys Corporation and is a recognized expert in driving digital transformation.