If you’re in healthcare and wavering on moving to cloud operations, listen to this. HUGE companies like Merck have moved to Amazon Web Services and Cloud, used and loved their operations for several years. Fear not, because you can enjoy the increasing and expanding benefits of the Cloud, too.
One of the many reasons [excuses] big businesses, including healthcare, claim to be avoiding cloud operations is because of the fear of compliance. At AWS re: Invent (Amazon Web Services summit in Las Vegas which we sponsored last week), we spent some time at the Compliance Summit, replete with fully integrated companies there to debunk exactly that misconception. Throughout the conference, highly regulated sectors spoke about how they are using cloud hosting and AWS to not only streamline their businesses and grow them, but increase their level of compliance with government and industry rules. The resounding answer is: you too can be compliant! HIPPA, PHI, and all. We’re sold, and here’s why you should be too:
Compliance is king in healthcare and many other industries. BUT that means if you take the time to do it right (using the cloud and AWS) you can build systems that will be air-tight and LAST. You can’t add compliance at the end. The strategy should be build around security and compliance from the ground up, and when you are able to do that using the cloud – your strategies (and jobs) will be more secure for years to come.