The Healthcare Industry Accounts For A Phenomenal Chunk Of The Economy: 17% in the United States in 2015. And, it is under constant pressure from a wide array of constituents —government, workers, consumers and partners — to transform paper-based processes, cut costs and protect patient data. The goal of making everything digital requires always-on availability to meet business, government and consumer expectations, while keeping data safe.
Every industry is undergoing the trials and tribulations of digital transformation, but the stakes are particularly high for health care. Providers, payers, patients and government officials each have their own agendas. Health care IT teams are inundated from all sides with demands for 24/7 access for every user on every type of device, no tolerance for downtime and the management of data across hybrid environments spanning on-premises, private cloud and public cloud resources.
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