Business Strategy: IDC MaturityScape — Cloud in Healthcare Payers

Business Strategy: IDC MaturityScape — Cloud in Healthcare Payers

This IDC Health Insights report discusses IDC's Cloud MaturityScape for healthcare payer organizations that are interested in understanding how they can take the necessary actions to move forward successfully with cloud computing. Healthcare payers have unique constraints as well as compelling business needs that make cloud attractive. This healthcare payer maturity model is updated to include results from IDC's 2014 CloudView Survey, which shows that over 87% of healthcare organizations indicate that they will be piloting, using, or otherwise managing some form of cloud — public, private, or hybrid — as a part of their IT infrastructure in the next 24 months.

According to IDC Research Director Deanne Kasim, "The use of cloud computing as an increasingly business-critical technology is quickly changing how healthcare payers evaluate, procure, and deploy IT assets. Health plan IT departments will need to operate in an environment that is centralized and focused on service delivery and more predictable expenditures as they face the challenges of healthcare reform."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC Health Insights Opinion
In This Study
Executive Summary
Situation Overview
The Cloud MaturityScape
The Approach
Highlighting the Stages
Stage 1: Ad Hoc
Stage 2: Opportunistic
Stage 3: Repeatable
Stage 4: Managed
Stage 5: Optimized
Defining Progress Across People, Process, and Technology
Future Outlook
Increasing Investment in Cloud Ahead
Addressing the Key Inhibitors
Making Progress in IDC's Cloud MaturityScape
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
Taking Steps Now and Over the Long Term
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Related Research
Table: IDC's Cloud MaturityScape for Healthcare Payers: Overview of Maturity Stages
Table: IDC's Cloud MaturityScape for Healthcare — People, Process, and Technology
Table: IDC's Cloud MaturityScape Guidance: Advancing to the Next Stage
Figure: Use of Cloud in U.S. Healthcare Organizations
Figure: Budget Change Expected in the Hybrid IT Model

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