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5 Benefits of Cloud Technology in Healthcare Featured

5 Benefits of Cloud Technology in Healthcare "Doctor Holding Cell Phone. Cell phones and other kinds of mobile devices and communications technologies are of increasing importance in the delivery of health care. Photographer Daniel Sone "

Excited for your doctor to resemble a robot in a sci-fi movie? With the arrival of cloud computing into the healthcare industry, not only are robots on the way, but automated, internet-connected medical solutions are already a reality. Cloud connectivity within healthcare connects, synthesizes, and analyzes health-related data within the cloud — and delivers it to the provider or the consumer. 

Connecting to the cloud  increases efficiency, enhances privacy, reduces costs, and even saves lives. The cloud’s influence on healthcare is made clear when you consider that the global cloud computing market for healthcare is growing by 20% a year. 

Check out five of the ways that cloud computing is creating better healthcare.

Remote Surgery Performed Around the World

With new technologies that provide hyper-low latency, tele-surgery is now a reality. Instant signal transmission and VR advancements enable surgeons to operate remotely, safely and  globally. Patients who live in remote areas can have access to the same medical care as those who live in a city.

IoT Connected Medical Devices React Instantly

IoT-connected medical devices have revolutionized personal healthcare.These instruments track patients’ health 24/7 and react instantaneously to any issue by constantly sending the patient’s data to the cloud, where the information is stored and connected to relevant medical professionals.

Smart Ambulances Provide Treatment En Route

Countless lives are lost in the ambulance between the home and the hospital. Smart ambulance technology can reduce these casualties. EMTs could communicate with ER doctors in real time, using VR technology to transmit patient information and administer treatments. 

Electronic Patient Records Improve Medical Practice 


Healthcare centers now store their patient data on the cloud, as it’s simple and forms a virtual shared network. Doctors can see the medical history of each patient, even if they were under the care of a different doctor. 

Preventing Global Health Crises with De-identified Data

Digital medical data can be anonymized and analyzed. Cloud computing allows for this data to be compiled and used to create powerful algorithms. These algorithms can learn to diagnose illnesses or track epidemiological trends, hopefully preventing another global pandemic.

Bringing the cloud to the realm of healthcare has enormous potential. There are many innovative cloud solutions with the power to both reform the healthcare system and save human life. Ridge’s distributed cloud, with its hyper-low latency and endless scalability, as well as its ability to run workloads on any infrastructure in any edge location, is uniquely prepared to support cloud computing in healthcare.

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