Open source technologies are increasingly helping healthcare companies evolve to cloud computing, digital services, the Internet of Things (IoT) and consumerization. Red Hat customers are great examples. Consider Cigna, which is using Red Hat’s cloud infrastructure to quickly and effectively deliver applications to customers while carving out costs from the provisioning process. Or King’s College Hospital (KCH) NHS Foundation Trust, which implemented Red Hat’s open-source middleware so multiple hospital systems could more quickly, and reliably securely exchange critical patient information. In a new brochure from Red Hat, learn more about how its open source technologies, services and expertise are helping healthcare organizations transform.
As the paper points out, the healthcare industry is dealing with a number of challenges, including new and complex regulations and variable revenues. In response—and to capitalize on new opportunities—healthcare companies are looking to cloud, digital services, mobility, IoT and consumerization. For example, IDC estimates that by 2020, 80 percent of financial and clinical health data will pass through the cloud at some point in its lifetime. And by 2018, 70 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide will invest in consumer-facing mobile applications, wearables, remote health monitoring and virtual care, and 65 percent of consumer transactions with healthcare organizations will be mobile, IDC says.
These initiatives are best served by end-to-end technology solutions that are scalable, well-integrated, highly secure, backed by a robust ecosystem, and flexible enough to support a dynamic IT environment. Red Hat’s open source cloud products provide a safe, trustworthy and reliable platform for cloud. Red Hat also offers a number of products that help companies with consumerization and IoT projects, such as Red Hat® Mobile Application Platform (designed to help companies accelerate the development, integration, deployment, and management of mobile solutions) and OpenShift (which can help IT develop applications to maximize the value from the “connectedness” of IoT). Integration tools and robust security features are also part of Red Hat’s portfolio.
For more details, take a look at “Advancing Digital Healthcare with a Secure, Open IT Infrastructure.” Also, let us know about the various IT initiatives underway at your organization in the comments section below.