Cloud Computing in Healthcare – Thematic Research

Pages: 53 Published: December 31, 2018 Report Code: GDHCTR005

  • Overview
  • Key Players
  • Contents
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Listen

Cloud computing (including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, private, and hybrid cloud services, managed cloud services and cloud management platforms) accounted for 7.6% of a global information and communications technology (ICT) market that was worth $3 trillion in 2017, according to GlobalData. While the global ICT market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1% between 2018 and 2022, cloud computing revenues, which passed $233B in 2017, are growing at more than 25%. In theory, the entire IT market could shift to the cloud, so the disruption yet to be unleashed onto the global software and IT services sector is likely to be substantial.

In recent years, investing in cloud computing technology has become an increased priority for healthcare organizations and networks. However, there is still inertia to overcome due to data security and privacy concerns, infrastructure availability, regulatory compliance worries, and a lack of the staff skills required to manage and maintain the technology.

Understanding and adopting a cloud-based model can be beneficial for healthcare, as cloud solutions offer flexibility, scalability, back-up options, and remote access to services and information. They also make sure crucial structures are still running in case of a single-point failure, and they make system recovery a lot easier and faster.


GlobalData’s Thematic Research – Cloud Computing in Healthcare provides in-house analyst expertise on the applications of cloud computing in healthcare and identifies the winners in cloud professional services.

Components of the report include:

• Key Players — identify the big players in the cloud computing industry and where they sit in the value chain.

• Trends in the Cloud Computing Industry — key trends driving the cloud computing industry classified by tech trends and healthcare trends.

• Industry Analysis — analysis of the impact of cloud computing in the healthcare industry.

• Impact of Cloud Computing in Healthcare — identify key cloud computing applications in the healthcare industry including case studies demonstrating how healthcare companies are using cloud computing for improved outcomes.

• Value Chain – identify the three key cloud computing applications driving growth in the cloud computing industry, highlighting the leaders in each category.

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Key Players

Key healthcare companies mentioned in the report include:


Biop Medical





Stanley Healthcare

Verge Health

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1.1 List of Tables

1.2 List of Figures

2 Players

3 Trends

3.1 Tech trends

3.2 Healthcare Trends

4 Value chain

4.1 Cloud Model (IaaS and PaaS)

4.1.1 Winners

4.1.2 Losers

4.2 Cloud model (SaaS)

4.2.1 Winners

4.2.2 Losers

4.3 Cloud professional services model

4.3.1 Winners

4.3.2 Losers

5 Industry Analysis

5.1 The industry backdrop

5.2 Cloud is the fourth computing wave

5.3 Despite Cloud Computing’s Rapid Growth, It Remains a Fraction of Global IT Spending

5.4 Market size and growth forecasts

5.4.1 Strategically, IaaS Is the Best Place to Be in the Cloud Computing Stack

5.4.2 SaaS Is the Largest Segment of the Cloud

5.4.3 The Hybrid Cloud Is Growing Fast…

5.4.4 …And So Is the Open-source Cloud

5.5 What Does the Future of the Cloud Look Like?

5.5.1 Cloud


5.6 The Future of Healthcare

5.7 Mergers and Acquisitions

5.7.1 All the big tech giants have made significant cloud acquisitions

5.7.2 Timeline

5.8 Additional Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare Cloud Computing

5.9 Strategic Alliances in Healthcare Cloud Computing

6 Impact of cloud computing on healthcare

6.1 Healthcare case studies

6.2 Clinical Trials Management

6.3 Drug Development

6.4 Hospital Management/Clinical Information Systems

6.5 Telemedicine

6.6 Medical Imaging

6.7 Medical Devices

6.8 Other Domains

6.9 Key Recommendations for Healthcare Organizations and Networks

6.10 Key Recommendations for Drug Developers

6.11 Key Recommendations for IT Vendors

7 Companies

7.1 Public tech companies

7.2 Healthcare companies

8 Technology Briefing

8.1 Defining cloud computing

8.2 The public cloud computing stack

8.3 Business Benefits of Cloud Computing

8.4 User benefits of cloud computing

8.5 Deployment Models

8.5.1 Public Cloud

8.5.2 Private Cloud

8.5.3 Community Cloud

8.5.4 Hybrid cloud

8.6 Cloud Professional Services

8.6.1 Cloud Brokerage

8.6.2 Cloud Integration

8.6.3 Managed Cloud Services

9 Glossary

10 Appendix: Our “Thematic” research methodology

10.1 Traditional thematic research does a poor job of picking winners and losers

10.2 Introducing GlobalData’s thematic engine

10.3 This is how it works

10.4 How our research reports fit into our overall research methodology

10.5 About GlobalData

10.6 Contact us

10.7 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Tech trends

Table 2: Healthcare Trends

Table 3: Healthcare companies

Table 4: Public tech companies

Table 5: Public tech companies

Table 6: Healthcare companies

Table 7: Glossary

List of Figures

Figure 1: The Traditional IT Stack Is Shifting Towards the Cloud Computing Stack

Figure 2: The Three Spending Models for Any IT Budget: In-House, Cloud, or Cloud Professional Services

Figure 3: Cloud Model (IaaS and PaaS)

Figure 4: Cloud model (SaaS)

Figure 5: Cloud professional services

Figure 6: Cloud Infrastructure Is the Fourth Wave of Computing

Figure 7: Healthcare and Pharma Cloud Computing Market Size ($B), 2017–2022

Figure 8: Market Forecast, Healthcare, Cloud Services by Product/Service Type ($B), 2017–2022

Figure 9: Parallels Between the Evolution of the Internet and Cloud Computing

Figure 10: The Story of Cloud Computing So Far…

Figure 11: What Are the Typical Services that Cloud Computing Provides, and Who Are the Customers?

Figure 12: SaaS Means Better Applications Faster than Before

Figure 13: Five-Step Approach for Generating a Sector Scorecard


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