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Advances in Digital Healthcare Innovation: Designing Compliant Medical Systems in a Cloud-Native World

Data security is critical in every industry, but it carries particularly sobering ramifications within the healthcare sector. How does cloud-native technology help shape the healthcare industry's security landscape?


By Mike Storey

Data security is critical in every industry, but it carries particularly sobering ramifications within the healthcare sector. Because a healthcare data breach puts patient information at risk and can also leave healthcare providers vulnerable to severe legal ramifications, concerns about data security and HIPAA compliance take top priority for providers. As these concerns have evolved in the wake of new and better technology, so has the development and adoption of cloud technology to address them. 


Healthcare organizations all over the world increasingly face pressure to invest in digital transformation to stay ahead, even while patient care demands grow. In 2019-2020, healthcare companies ranked personalized healthcare (52%) and AI assistants (44%) as two significant factors positively impacting their cloud adoption. In light of these evolving needs, embracing cloud-native technology has become essential for healthcare organizations seeking to deliver the most advanced care. 

Unfortunately, healthcare has historically lagged behind other industries in ...