We agree: Run to the Cloud...just don't trip on the way

HIMSS 18 was as energetic as usual.  But, this year's keynote by former Google/Alphabet Chairman, Dr. Eric Schmidt, was nothing if not usual.  He made a passionate plea in the form of a clarion call to action:

“Get to the cloud. Run to the cloud,” he told attendees. “Don’t stop, don’t walk, don’t think about it — just run. Take an airplane, fly to the cloud, whatever metaphor you care about.”    

We agree with the sentiment in that the industry needs to move from where it is, now, in a previous generation of managing applications and data locally.  It is not next generation to be in the cloud for most other industries. It is simply current generation. For healthcare, the cloud is next generation. This is why Dr. Schmidt is so emphatic--get to where everyone else is and things will be much better quickly.

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