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The World Market for Cloud Computing in Healthcare (Saas, IaaS, PaaS, Other Cloud Markets, Healthcare IT Spending and Other Trends)

The World Market for Cloud Computing in Healthcare

Healthcare providers around the world are facing rising costs while they attempt to maintain or improve care. Healthcare information technology (HIT) is a key component of streamlining healthcare in a way that can provide benefits to those involved. As this report details, cloud computing is a way of using existing technology to modernize the healthcare industry. Cloud technologies are generally off-site, third-party-managed computing resources that can include computational resources, additional data storage and advanced software services such as electronic medical records (EMRs) or data analytics.

This report takes a worldwide look at the market for cloud computing, along with a discussion of trends and case studies. The benefits of cloud computing in healthcare involves the ability for health providers to reduce costs, adapt more quickly, improve hospital resource usage, automate tasks, improve security, increase data usage efficiency, and stay abreast of standards such as electronic patient records and security. As part of its coverage, the report provides

  • The Size of The Cloud Computing Healthcare Market, by Region
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in the Industry
  • Cloud Computing Market in Healthcare Vs. Other Industries
  • Cloud Computing Market Revenues by Developed vs. Developing Markets
  • Drivers and Challenges for Developing Markets
  • Analyst Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Case Studies Demonstrating Cloud Computing Effectiveness and Cost Savings
  • Challenges for Companies in the Market
  • Revenues for Major Cloud Providers
The market for cloud computing in healthcare is focused on providing an overview of the cloud industry, its functions, and both benefits and drawbacks. In the health industry, the cloud market includes a number of applications, including but not limited, to EMR/EHR services, archiving, storage, patient-provider interactions, financial services and more. Market numbers discussed in this report are focused on the global market with special market coverage of specific regions, including
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Rest of World
For each region, Kalorama estimates the total spending on healthcare to 2020, the total spending on healthcare IT and the total cloud computing spending. Revenues are displayed at the manufacturers’ level in U.S. dollars. The base year is 2012, with forecasts provided through 2020. The market was evaluated via a combination of healthcare IT trends, population trends, healthcare demands in the future, vendor trends, innovations, federal and industry standards and regulations. Both primary and secondary sources were consulted in developing market estimates.

Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information. For the purpose of this study Kalorama Information conducted interviews with more than 70 key industry officials, software and IT service vendors, IT consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue data presented in this report. Specific interviews with IT company representatives included marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives. Secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical, information technology and business journals were used to complement primary information.

Companies covered in the report include the following:
  • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, inc.
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dell, Inc.
  • EMC Corporation
  • HealthFusion, Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Corporation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • VMware, Inc.
  • Xerox Corporation


  • Executive Summary
    • OVERVIEW OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
    • CLOUD COMPUTING IN HEALTHCARE
      • Table Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud in Health Environments
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • TOTAL MARKET SIZE AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES
      • Table Global Healthcare Cloud Market 2010-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • ISSUES AND TRENDS AFFECTING MARKET CONDITIONS
    • INDUSTRY TERMS
    • SYSTEM PROVIDERS
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
    • OVERVIEW
      • Connecting Users to the Cloud
    • THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY AND THE CLOUD
      • Cloud Services
    • MARKET DYNAMICS OF THE HEALTHCARE CLOUD
      • Trends
      • Challenges
    • HEALTHCARE CLOUD COMPUTING APPLICATIONS
      • Electronic Medical Records
      • Practice Management and Financial Systems
      • Medical Imaging Systems
      • Patient Portals and Interaction Systems
      • Archiving and Backup/Disaster Relief (Recovery)
      • Asset Tracking
    • INDUSTRY ADOPTION OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      • Providers
        • Table Registered Hospitals and Acute Care Centers by Country
        • Table Medical Doctors per 1,000 Population by Country
        • Table Estimated Nursing Service Establishments and Care Centers by Country
      • Payers
      • Pharmaceutical Companies
      • Interaction/Communication between Health Customers
        • Table Primary Interactions between Health Customers
  • Healthcare Cloud Computing: Trends Shaping the Market
    • THE GLOBAL HEALTHCARE MARKET
      • Table Total Healthcare Expenditures as a Percent of GDP by Country 1990, 2000 and 2011 (Selected Countries)
      • Healthcare Efficiency
        • Table Healthcare Spending, Obesity and Life Expectancy, 2012
    • GLOBAL POPULATION
      • Global Population Trends
        • Table The Global Population, 1980-2050
        • Table Global Population Trends Age 65+, 2000-2050
      • Increasing Life Expectancy and Demands on the Health System
        • Table Average Life Expectancy in Years by Country 1980 and 2012
    • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) IN HEALTHCARE
      • HIT Trends
      • Challenges
    • THE HEALTHCARE IT BUDGET
    • REGULATORY STRUCTURE AND ISSUES
      • Need for Regulation
      • Health Information Technology and American Investment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA)
    • REGULATORY BODIES AND SOCIETIES
      • United States Department of Health and Human Services
      • Health Level Seven
      • Federal Communication Commission
      • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society7
      • Health Industry Business Communications Council
      • Health Resources and Services Administration
    • INDUSTRY INITIATIVES
    • NEW STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
      • Table Digital Storage Capacity Comparison
    • GLOBAL TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
      • United States
      • Developed Europe
      • Brazil
      • China and India
      • Japan
  • Case Studies
    • OVERVIEW
      • Allscripts Professional EHR Healthcare Provider Solutions
        • Table Oliver Family Healthcare's Savings with Allscripts Systems
      • Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital and Microsoft Cloud Services
      • Cloud Services for an E-Health Provider
      • CareCloud Corporation
      • St. Francis Health-Moorseville Surgery
      • EHR Pathway and Connectria
      • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • System Providers
    • OVERVIEW
    • MERGERS,ACQUISITIONS AND ALLIANCES IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
    • SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES IN HEALTHCARE IT/CLOUD BY COMPANY
      • Allscripts
      • AT&T
      • Dell
      • EMC Corp.
      • IBM
      • VCE Corp.
      • VMware
      • WebPT
      • Xerox
    • ALLSCRIPTS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Allscripts
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • AT&T, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of AT&T
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • CERNER CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Cerner Corporation
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Cisco Systems, Inc
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • DELL, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Dell, Inc.
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • EMC CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of EMC Corporation
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • HEALTHFUSION, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of HealthFusion, Inc.
      • Product Portfolio
    • HEWLETT PACKARD CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Hewlett Packard
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • MICROSOFT CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Microsoft Corporation
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • VMWARE, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of VMware, Inc.
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
    • XEROX CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Xerox Corporation
      • Performance Review
      • Product Portfolio
  • Market Opportunities in Cloud Computing
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Global Healthcare Cloud Market 2010-2020 (in millions of dollars)
      • The Cloud Industry: Where Does Healthcare Fit?
    • GLOBAL MARKETS FOR HEALTHCARE CLOUD COMPUTING
      • Table Global Healthcare Cloud Market by Region 2012 ($ in millions)
      • Developed vs. Developing Markets
        • Table The Global Healthcare Cloud Market, Distribution of Revenues by Developed vs. Developing Markets 2010-2020
        • Table Drivers and Challenges for Developing Markets
      • Healthcare Markets and IT Spending by Country
    • CONCLUSION AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
  • List of Contributors
  • Regulatory Authorities and Organizations

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