State and local governments have an expanding role in healthcare, especially considering today’s public health crisis. Just three years ago the spend for these governments on health and hospitals was approximately $294 billion, or 10 percent of general spending..
With expanded initiatives comes an expansion of data that follows. This data is not only useful in showing trends and predicting outcomes but also plays a critical role in guiding decisions for public health and government officials. However, in order for it to be useable this data must be managed and stored in a way that can be translated into valuable insights — this is where hybrid cloud solutions can make a difference for state and local governments.
Using hybrid cloud solutions to manage data expands opportunities for collaboration with a focus on secure, anywhere access to clinical information, including population health and genomic data.
“Massive amounts of data, like those derived from state and local governments, can be an asset when the right technologies are put into place,” explained Strategic Advisor for Healthcare, Lisa Hines, MBA, of NetApp. “Not only does the right data infrastructure lower costs, but it improves care, patient outcomes, and community health.”
Studies have shown that increases in the number of applications managed in the cloud lead to even greater savings. In an infographic from NetApp, institutions that have adopted cloud for four applications are saving 62 percent versus 25 percent savings with only one application in cloud.
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