|[August 14, 2014]
IDC Health Insights Evaluates Cloud Adoption Trends in Chinese Health Industry
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Health Insights today announced a new report, Cloud
Adoption Trends in Chinese Health Industry (Doc #CN243835), the
latest in an ongoing series designed to evaluate the China
Healthcare IT Market Opportunities. Developed by a cross-regional
team of IDC (News - Alert) Health Insights analysts, the study provides a reference for
Chinese healthcare providers adopting cloud technology and offers
guidance to cloud technology vendors who wish to expand their market
share with healthcare providers in China.
IDC Health Insights Evaluates Cloud Adoption Trends in Chinese Health
"The latest report in our IDC Health Insights China Healthcare IT Market
Opportunities series provides an industry benchmark for Chinese
healthcare providers and cloud technology vendors looking to gain an
accurate and timely pulse on current cloud adoption," said Scott
Lundstrom, Group Vice President, IDC Health Insights. "By
collaborating with our colleagues around the globe, this new series
offers a comprehensive perspective on the evolving healthcare industry
in China, the second largest healthcare economy after the United States,
and underscores our ongoing commitment to measuring the impact of global
IT trends on the healthcare industry today."
Cloud computing technology has been making inroads in several industry
verticals in China, especially in banking, telecommunications, and
government. While healthcare cloud adoption is in the early stages of
deployment, as the Chinese healthcare industry takes steps towards
acieving its goal of healthcare reform, cloud services will play an
Key findings in the new report include:
The top 3 drivers of cloud services deployment, according to an IDC
Health Insights survey of Chinese healthcare IT executives, are to
reduce IT costs, deploy more standard (less customized) IT systems,
and deploy them faster and easier.
The three areas where cloud technology pilots and implementations are
taking place in the healthcare industry are: Large 3A hospitals,
Regional Health Information Systems (RHIS), and in personal wellness
and health management initiatives.
The RHIS - with the need to collaborate and exchange data across a
number of healthcare organizations, including small community health
service centers and township health service centers - will benefit
most from cloud technologies.
A lack of standards, especially around privacy and security, inhibits
greater adoption of cloud services. Although the China Healthcare IT
Association is in the process of evaluating standards for cloud
deployment, healthcare IT executives are challenged by a lack of
guidance for their cloud deployment plans, especially when it comes to
security, and service level agreements (SLAs). "Cloud technology is
being adopted by large hospitals in China. The areas that are seeing
early adopters are server, storage, and desktop virtualization. In the
future, cloud technologies are predicted to be widely adopted by
hospitals along with at the RHIS and PHIS level. China is ripe for
adoption of the 'community cloud' model given the government's long-term
plans for cross-organization collaboration across the care continuum,"
Xiao, Senior Research Manager at IDC Health Insights.
Currently all hospitals in China have their own datacenters that are
managed by internal IT staff whose workload is heavy. According to IDC
Health Insights, in the future, hospitals will shift to cloud computing
without the need to deploy and maintain individual datacenters and IT
staff can focus on procurement and service level agreements (SLAs).
Hospitals run by foreign investors will drive cloud adoption in China.
Simultaneously establishing RHISs is a key goal of China health reform
and RHISs will widely adopt cloud technology for running health services
across the different provider organizations. On the consumer front, IDC
Health Insights asserts wearable devices development will increase the
demand for allied cloud services in the world's largest consumer market.
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