Problem that touches us all

The growing affinity for middle-classed, modernized societies is making us face unpreceded challenges in healthcare costs.

The growing obesity rates and non-communable lifestyle diseases are putting our ability to sustain public healthcare institutions at risk. We at Health Care Success are trying our best to alleviate this problem by offering affordable solutions for disease prevention, intervention and aftercare by developing e-Health products and services.

Generally, Total healthcare costs more than 40% higher for obese patients than for normal weight patients. Cardiovascular disease which is very common amongst obese patients will become an unbearable cost burden, being doubled from today by the year 2025.

This future could still be changed.

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e-Health market – Cloud computing

In a future where personal doctor appointments are partly replaced by audiovisual communication tools also diagnostics become more and more crucial. Altogether, telemedicine dedicated device and software markets worth USD 736 million in 2011 are anticipated to reach USD 2.5 billion by 2018.

Cloud computing has become a new standard in the world of IT. Hardware and software suppliers have already adapted their offerings adding links between consumers, public and private sectors. Benefits of cloud computing include efficiency, agility, availability and on-demand self-service to streamline processes. Efficiency include cost reduction through server consolidation, improved performance and energy reduction. Agility improves provisioning time from weeks to even minutes and it includes automation and resource elasticity to respond to peak demands.

Drivers of e-Health

The two primary business drivers of healthcare cloud solutions are agility and scarcity.

Agility – paramount for healthcare providers and governments alike who are facing economic challenges, the complexity of data protection regulations, health reform and the significant changes required of both business processes and workflow design brought about by new technology.

Scarcity – Cloud helps overcome scarcity in terms of IT infrastructure and clinical expertise resources. Normally a high-cost health information exchange is the technical infrastructure and governance framework required to support any healthcare usage model, whether a medical kiosk, care co-ordination within a community or a national health record system. Alternative solution is to take advantage of cloud services for creating a collaborative model, where costs and expertise can be shared amongst all stakeholders.