So many jobs, so much growth.
Yeah, that would be nice for most of us, but for the healthcare industry, it is the reality.
The healthcare industry is growing at twice the speed of the national economy, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce, and it should create about 5.6 million new jobs by 2020 – that’s one heck of a large number.
In places such as Michigan, that has meant more than 540,000 new jobs, according to a recent article in the Huffington Post. “The trend holds true at the national level too, with the health care industry remaining one of the few reliant drivers of job growth in the aftermath of the financial crisis,” the site explained.
This is not a new trend, either, but just an inexorable one as Americans spend increasing amounts of money on healthcare. Specifically, $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 alone – about 10 times more than in 1980 according to the HP.
This growth has both spurred (or been caused by?) a revolution in medical technology, a trend that has created massive amounts of data to be stored, secured and analyzed. With its focus on enterprise-ready, mission-critical IT services, cloud solutions provider Datapipe (News - Alert) is well positioned to help the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries deal with and secure this bundle of data.
Datapipe offers services that not only safeguard vital data, but also increase the efficiency of information management.
“Solving the operational performance issues unique to healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical companies, Datapipe’s solutions meet the rapid pace at which this industry is advancing,” the company noted on its website.
“Our comprehensive industry knowledge translates into secure, proven solutions grounded in a strategy that meets the evolving demands of industry regulations and requirements,” it added.
Some of the industry’s most prominent healthcare companies have partnered with Datapipe to solidify data security, optimize workflow and preserve costs – and rightfully so. The company has been in the spotlight over recent months for a number of honorable mentions and award-wins, only further strengthening its position in the industry. For example, the company snagged the 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award presented by TMC’s (News - Alert) Cloud Computing Magazine last month for its renowned Stratosphere cloud management portal. Additionally, despite Hurricane Sandy, Datapipe was honored as October’s most reliable cloud hosting company by Netcraft, which measures and makes available the response times of around 40 leading hosting providers’ sites.
Specifically in the healthcare sector, Datapipe focuses on making sure organizations are in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The company also offers robust, security-rich solutions designed to add enterprise-wide usability and industry leading integrity.
This includes a focus on deep data security, disaster recovery (DR) solutions and business continuity solutions that “ensure the uninterrupted flow of information and access to critical systems in the face of unexpected circumstances,” according to the company.
So while much of the economy might still be hurting, the healthcare industry, as well as firms such as Datapipe that service them, look to have a very bright and promising future.
To learn more about all of Datapipe’s offerings, visit www.datapipe.com.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo