The medical industry has been one of the slowest industries to embrace modern technology. Security and privacy of patient information were the main issues why medical industry was so hesitant to adopt Cloud computing. Medical institutions have chosen to save data behind secure firewalls and on-site instead of keeping the data on something as intangible as cloud computing.
However, recent government mandates have enhanced the evolution of cloud computing. Especially now, that all medical records must be online. Online records enable quick and easy sharing and access to patient’s records anywhere.
According to the latest research made by MarketsandMarkets reveals that the medical cloud computing market, which is currently only about 4% of the industry, is supposed to grow up to approx. $5.4 billion by 2017.