Since 2012 three Texas-based health care organizations have merged to create USMD Health System. During the past four years CIO Mike Yerrid has been on a mission to centralize and consolidate IT operations. And a big part of that is moving to Amazon’s cloud.
Yes, as a health care organization, USMD is subject to stringent regulations for protecting patient information, and yes it’s moving to the public cloud. USMD isn’t alone. “Health care organizations are becoming more comfortable with cloud technology,” says Lynne Dunbrack, leader of research firm IDC’s Health Insights practice.
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