In Part 1, we discussed a funding problem among rural hospitals that has led to some closures, according to WMAZ. Luckily, the enterprise cloud presents a cost-efficient means of getting any hospital out of the red and back on track to providing the best care possible for patients.

Advantages for healthcare providers in the cloud are being explored
The enterprise cloud presents many opportunities for healthcare sector professionals to optimize business via a virtual platform. One example of this is happening via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, which according to MedPage Today are considering creating an enterprise cloud registry for lung screenings.

The proposed registry would provide a means of tracking screenings for lung cancer, which experts in the field say could go a long way toward early detection as well as administering the best lung care possible. Research has shown that better screenings can play a significant role in reducing deaths from lung cancer. If a lung screening registry were enacted, it would offer an opportunity to screen people across the country who might otherwise not get care until it is too late.

This project is extremely ambitious in terms of scale, but medical professionals feel it has the potential to pay off in a big way. But that can only happen if the cloud-based project is implemented with a significant measure of organization to ensure uniformity from the many disparate sources that would be uploading information to this platform. Fortunately, the enterprise cloud has exactly the kind of individually-focused infrastructure to handle an undertaking like this.

David Holmes, an expert behind the creation of a similar database, said such cloud platforms can be hugely beneficial as long as they're carried out properly.

"I think the crucial thing is to establish very close relationships between the professional societies and the regulatory agencies," he said.