Bronson Healthcare Group is about 18 months along in its transition of enterprise imaging to the cloud. With nearly two years of experience under its belt, Bronson’s Ken Buechele now has much to review and share with other healthcare IT leaders. Today Ken circles up with Tomer Levy to share Bronson’s cloud transition story, including why Bronson is making the shift, challenges and successes experienced along the way, where Bronson is taking its cloud journey next, and Ken’s strategic advice for IT leaders who are evaluating a transition.
Today’s episode features Tomer Levy, vice president of Global R&D and Enterprise Imaging for Change Healthcare, and Ken Buechele, vice president of Information Technology for Bronson Healthcare Group.
Topics they cover include:
- Where enterprise imaging sits within Bronson’s IT and patient engagement strategies
- Why Bronson is transitioning enterprise imaging to the cloud
- The current stage of Bronson’s transition
- Short- and long-term goals
- Metrics for success
- Benefits realized so far
- Challenges securing buy-in and how Bronson overcame them
- How a cloud-native approach meets security standards
- Advantages and drawbacks of adopting the cloud as a platform as a service (PaaS) versus software as a service (SaaS)
- Steps Bronson took to shift internal processes and organizational structure to transition to the cloud
- How Bronson balances three key priorities in the transition: reducing organizational complexity, managing spend, and delivering support for improving patient outcomes
- Which priorities will become more important as Bronson’s cloud journey evolves
- Advice for other IT leaders interested in embarking on a transition to the cloud
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