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Health System Management • December 2016

21 • What types of cloud services are right for our organization? Which are not? • Where should we start or expand next? • What is our migration path? • What resources do we need? • Who is responsible for procuring and managing the solutions? • What is IT’s role versus line of business leads? These are just a few examples of the many decisions you’ll need to make when considering cloud services. Planning consultations help healthcare organizations understand which of their applications and workloads make the most sense to move to the cloud — and in which sequence — and develop a roadmap to get them there. By creating a cloud plan for 2017, organizations can strike a balance between agility and protection of the organization and its patients. It’s an exciting time for cloud in healthcare. In addition to boosting productivity and operating efficiency, it brings the welcome promise of helping providers improve care and outcomes, while reducing costs. It also simplifies technology while ensuring the highest levels of security. The end result is a winning proposition for patients and providers. WEBEXTRA For a view of another side of the cloud and its applications in healthcare, read “7 Steps: Moving Patient Data to the Cloud” at www. HealthSystemMgmt.com ADVANCE Healthcare Network is pleased to announce that we are diversifying & expanding our reach even further by transforming Executive Insight into Health System Management. Health system managers, physicians & executives influence the decisions that allow a hospital to function. From hiring and managing personnel to purchasing equipment to setting policy, health system managers are the helm of healthcare. OUR NEW MAGAZINE WILL: • Provide perspective, analysis and solutions for the entire health system and hospital leadership team with a voice that is unique in the hospital market: concise, engaging and practical. • Provide staff management and hiring resources powered by a robust job and career site, ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs. • Publish thought-provoking case studies and forwardthinking discussion that equip health system leaders to solve problems and increase revenue. • Focus on the drivers of the healthcare engine—such as Triple Aim, Meaningful Use and Population Health—rather than topics that are repeated elsewhere. • Provide two-way interaction through blogs and social media. • Connect with members of the profession uniquely because of its appealing, digestible and nonacademic visual and written presentation. NOT AN HSM SUBSCRIBER? GET THE NEXT ISSUE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR. For more information contact Howard Whitman, Editor 800-355-5627 ext. 1667 | HealthSystemMgmt.com REFERENCES 1. Ratchinsky, K. Cloud today and tomorrow: Why hospitals are tripling the use of cloud services. Healthcare IT News, 2016. http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/ cloud-today-and-tomorrow-why-hospitals-are-triplinguse cloud-services 2. 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey Full Results. HIMSS Analytics, 2014. http://www.himss.org/2014-himss-analytics cloud-survey-full-results?ItemNumber=41958 3. Wearables will be the Next Big Trend for Healthcare. Technews, 2016. http://ecmapping.com/2016/05/21/ wearables-will-be-the-next-big-trend-for-healthcare/


Health System Management • December 2016
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