Public cloud providers

How well do public cloud providers perform for healthcare IT vendors?

According to the latest Public Cloud Providers 2022 study from the KLAS Arch Collaborative, healthcare IT suppliers are making rapid progress deploying or transferring legacy technology to the cloud, but they regularly note cost as a constraint, including storage-retrieval and egress fees. About three-quarters of these companies employ a multi-tenant SaaS model for their offerings, while the rest either use a single-tenant model or provide platform-based solutions that provide providers and payers the freedom to work with any cloud provider they like.

About a third of the companies polled for the research indicated that they work with more than one cloud service provider. It’s because of things like “the desire to meet payer/provider clients’ cloud choices,” “the acquisition of products hosted by a different cloud provider,” and “functionality gaps,” as explained by the KLAS researchers. From a market perspective, the study found that telehealth providers had the most developed cloud solutions, followed by population health providers and finally data/analytics providers.

AWS is the foremost cloud service provider for HIT manufacturers.

More than 95% of vendors said, they have explored AWS, and 80% utilize it as their primary or secondary platform. Although anticipating and managing expenses can be difficult, AWS leads the industry in terms of cost and value, according to KLAS experts.

Microsoft Azure is gaining ground

KLAS researchers found that healthcare IT suppliers using Microsoft Azure as their primary cloud provider are twice as likely to employ a secondary cloud provider compared to those using Amazon Web Services. However, over 80% of respondents utilize Microsoft Azure, and over 50% use it as their primary or secondary cloud provider.

Enhancing with Google Cloud

Half of the HIT companies KLAS surveyed looked into the Google Cloud Platform, and at least one utilizes it as its principal provider. Some HIT providers polled expressed optimism about Google Cloud because of its recent healthcare efforts, but for the most part, GCP is employed as a secondary cloud provider to address capability gaps or increase capabilities.

Source: Healthcareitnews