First there was the migration to the cloud, now it's a push for virtualization. Gone (or soon to be gone) are the days where every nurse, doctor, and healthcare professional is chained to a desktop PC upon which they rely for access to their software and information.
Virtualization and the cloud are not necessarily the same thing. The latter is a remote data warehouse that stores information.
The former entails running an application on one computer through a browser on another machine, which could be hundreds of miles away. Imagine accessing a bulky and power-intensive application that normally requires a PC on a tablet. This is just one of many elements of flexibility that virtualization can provide.
The top 4 reasons:
1. Personalized healthcare applications.
2. Patients outreach.
Virtualization and the cloud are not necessarily the same thing.