It has been a year already since our last “Health in the Cloud” event we organized together with our partners from IBM Bluemix and Watson. Since then, the statistics of healthcare in the cloud have improved exponentially – more and more providers are migrating to the cloud storage and more and more Cloud vendors are claiming their HIPAA and HITECH compliance, promising security and savings.
Developers and coders are a hot commodity and the boom in start-ups around digital health combined with increased health IT spending is making qualified developers harder to find. It’s a classic example of supply not keeping pace with demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1.4 million computer science jobs are expected by 2020, but only 400,000 new computer science graduates to meet the demand.
With the increase in mobile device applications and further implementation of electronic health records, privacy and security is a growing concern. Naturally, patients expect healthcare organizations to take the necessary steps to safeguard their personal information.
Just like the rest of America, health care workers are becoming increasingly dependent on their mobile devices, and finding that texting is a convenience they’d rather not leave behind when they go to work. That’s despite the potential privacy concerns associated with unsecured texting apps.