Cloud service providers increasingly offer the solutions that organizations in the healthcare sector need to improve operations efficiency and data interoperability. Healthcare firms are subject to government policies and industry-wide standards, a condition, along with security worries about any possible compromise to confidential patient records, that traditionally results in slow adoption of any new technology trend. However, private cloud solutions offer many benefits for healthcare professionals, and in an industry where efficiency is an absolute must, IaaS can free up crucial resources to be devoted to increasing the overall efficacy of healthcare. Health IT Security recently reported about the positive changes cloud computing can affect on the healthcare sector. With IaaS clouds, critical functions become at once more consolidated and increasingly scalable, so patient records and other information could be more easily accessed and the infrastructure would only be as big as needed.

Healthcare cloud adoption also must contend with HIPAA regulations, which has strict policies on how data can be stored and shared. However, since cloud service providers focus exclusively on maintaining crucial solutions, including protecting data, they may be better suited for the task than healthcare organizations themselves, which are occupied with many different initiatives and focuses at any one time, Health IT Security argued.