by  Mary Rose Avila

Breaking Barriers in Healthcare with AWS

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Universal healthcare initiatives such as value-based care payments, evidence-based medicine, and population management are now dependent on big data. Breaking through the barriers of traditional healthcare infrastructure requires agility that is only possible with cloud.

The current obstacles in healthcare data management are clear. Today’s IT infrastructure and systems across the full healthcare ecosystem tend to be rigid, difficult to change, and expensive to update. Different methods may not be able to exchange information quickly. Without information sharing, it is difficult to pool data and nearly impossible to harness the latest innovations in predictive analytics to guide clinical and operational decisions.

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The provider-payer relationship remains central to data generation—but mobile devices, apps, wearables, and even social media are now significant contributors to navigation in a data landscape across all channels and stakeholders.

Importance of cloud in healthcare

And healthcare providers are paying attention to the majority already using some cloud solution for reasons including:

  • Reduction in capital outlay
  • Resource constraints
  • Enhanced services
  • Improved performance
  • Increased security

An era of healthcare consumer engagement that blends the physical with digital includes:

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Opportunity remains for differentiation in the competitive space for healthcare enterprises willing to breakthrough with the cloud. The operational changes that flow from migration to the cloud are apparent and profound. More importantly, cloud is becoming foundational for healthcare systems of the future.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) focuses on helping healthcare providers, payers, and life science professionals deliver efficient, quality options to patients and members by reducing the time needed to run existing workloads and by providing useful analytics capabilities. AWS offers a broad set of global cloud-based products, including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security, and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale.

The cloud combined with AI-driven technologies (ML, NLP, and AR/VR) is a combination that is already changing the healthcare status quo for better by enhancing personalization, experience, and gamification. These advances strengthen not only service and cross-matrix communication and collaboration but also competitive differentiation. Without the cloud, speed and agility required to keep pace as scale would be impossible.

Plan for tomorrow, today

To keep pace with the vast amounts of data generated daily, future-facing healthcare leaders should look to the cloud to scale and innovate quickly. Doing so will inevitably reduce costs for patients, providers, and payers—while improving overall healthcare quality, efficiency, and patient safety. With AWS and SoftServe, it’s possible to scale without limits.

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Achieving the AWS Healthcare Competency differentiates SoftServe as a member of the AWS Partner Network, demonstrating healthcare-specific technical proficiency and proven customer success in continuous integration and delivery, monitoring, logging, and performance. SoftServe, a leading global digital implementation expert and consulting company, delivers innovative AWS solutions that leverage the power of the cloud on numerous healthcare organizations. To get started, contact SoftServe today.