Demand for interoperable technologies and platforms is increasing and enterprise technology vendors are responding. Cloud computing, composite applications, and open-source software with publicly available application programming interfaces (APIs) are liberating data to catalyze rapid innovation in nearly every sector of the economy. Vendors such as Amazon, Cisco, EMC, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce and VMWare have adopted this Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) approach to help their customers increase their pace of development and deployment, take advantage of more widely available development skills, broaden product and service portfolios, and achieve greater customer satisfaction.
This report provides a broad overview of the current macroeconomic drivers that will foster the growth of PaaS deployment and use in the healthcare sector. Recent advances in interoperability trends that will help to support the transition to a PaaS model are also addressed. The report surveys current EHR vendor strategies to enable PaaS with profiles of leading vendors including ratings on core PaaS functionality.
Vendors profiled: Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner Corporation, Epic Systems, Greenway Health, Practice Fusion