Cloud Migration in Healthcare LifeSciences — From Hype to Reality

Specific challenges faced by the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry:

Companies particularly in the life sciences industry — voiced legitimate concerns about things like latest on-premise version of the applications, allocating time to develop a cloud migration plan, the need to divert staff from their current duties for the duration of the upgrade, adjusting to changes in the users’ level of control over systems & data and training staff on the new processes and technology in a cloud infrastructure. Some of the major concerns constituted issues with:

  • Bandwidth
  • Sharing Computing resources
  • Data security, and
  • Satisfying regulatory compliance

Which Cloud Migration approach should the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry follow?

When migrating application workloads to cloud platforms, Healthcare & Life Sciences organizations must choose among six distinct strategies:

  • Retain (re-visit)
  • Retire
  • Re-host (“lift and shift.”)
  • Re-platform (“lift, tinker, and shift.”)
  • Re-purchase
  • Re-factor / Re-architect

The impact on Healthcare & Life Sciences industry

One of the biggest advantages of Cloud Migration in Life sciences is the ability to collaborate with peers across the globe and analyze data in real-time. For greatest effectiveness, data must move smoothly among patients, hospitals, electronic health records, clinics, devices, and countless other channels in the modern healthcare ecosystem. The other benefits of Cloud Migration in Healthcare include:

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