According to market researcher Technavio, the global health care cloud computing market will grow more than 21 percent from 2017 to 2021. That may sound impressive, but it’s actually the same growth rate as for all enterprises. I simply don’t see health care making any exceptional attempt to move to the cloud.
The Technavio report essentially is lobbying the health care industry to jump into the cloud, so it can serve the rising demand for advanced and remote health care services. That’s a legitimate reason for cloud adoption, but there are actually more compelling ones that should cause the health care industry to move more quickly to the cloud than at the overall enterprise average rate.