Virtualisation and Cloud Computing in Health Care

Agility and Cost Savings in the Data Centre

Har Puri, Senior Research Director

Virtualisation and cloud-based strategies are important tools that give a chief information officer the ability to rapidly react to changing situations. This agility is required by the triple aim of improving quality, improving patient satisfaction, and reducing costs.

Virtualisation is a building block of most clouds, and cloud computing is developing at a rapid pace—adding to confusion surrounding uses of the technology and underscoring the importance of setting realistic expectations and understanding its limits.

This briefing provides a background to help you understand the concepts of virtualisation and clouds and shares mainstream methods for optimising the technology.

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