Not long ago, if I mentioned the word “public cloud” when visiting a health care company, I was likely to be walked politely off the property. The pushback came hard, to be kind.
But I figured that once cloud computing became more proven and the world did not collapse as data was relocated to public clouds, the health care industry would follow. It seems I was right. These days, new CIOs have taken over in many health care organizations, and their marching orders are to cut costs.