The healthcare cloud market in the US and Europe is expected to grow between 10% and 30% by 2020, and in the United States reach $3.5 billion by 2020, up from $903 million in 2013. And although security concerns remain, a HIMSS survey from June showed that hospital IT executives are steadily turning to cloud technology in an effort to lower maintenance costs while meeting expanding tech needs.
The current state of affairs won’t be sustainable for much longer, Bush believes. As independent physicians continue to shift towards hospital employment and the enterprise segment grows, the need for seamless acute care integration will become unavoidable. Bush describes it as being “hustled” into the acute care space.