Benefits of Implementing Cloud Based DevOps in Healthcare

Posted By : Khushboo Arora | 12-Dec-2019

DevOps in Healthcare


The healthcare industry generates large amounts of data every year. While processing the data healthcare companies have to follow multiple regulations to ensure strict security.  Implementing DevOps approach to infrastructure management ensures a high level of security in data management. 


Traditionally whatever data was generated by the healthcare industries was stored in the files that remained on the shelves for years. Lack of a stringent security system enabled internal staff members to misuse the data. Over the decades’ the healthcare industry matured and started utilizing IT technology. The data was saved on the private cloud infrastructure to prevent its misuse. 


Oodles Technologies provides Cloud-based DevOps services to enable data security and efficient product delivery. 


DevOps approach in the enterprise healthcare industry can facilitate in the right distribution of data. 


As stated by Amazon Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dr. Werner Vogels during his speech at AWS Summit London 2018, the Infrastructure-as-a-service component of AWS  is fine-tuned for security.  


The enterprise healthcare industry needs to adopt an efficient cloud infrastructure that ensures Big Data security and even distribution.   Currently, Amazon’s Infrastructure-as-a-service provides Machine Learning (ML) optimized Big Data solutions. 


Big Data analytics and DevOps benefits for Healthcare


Troves of data generated by the healthcare industry every year can be used for research work. Doctors can use the data to conduct their research on various diseases through data analysis. Research teams at various hospitals use conventional servers that are inefficient to deal with the 3 V’s of the Big Data. 


  • Variety of data types gathered
  • The Volume of data to process
  • The Velocity of the incoming data  


To manage the 3V’s of the Big Data, companies are required to develop and deploy Machine Learning (ML) models and process the data. Artificial Intelligence algorithms analyze data to discover hidden patterns and use them to generate actionable insights. For deploying the Big Data Visualization tools a flexible and resilient infrastructure is needed that enables the 4th V(value) of Big Data. 


Solution with DevOps


Implementing DevOps-as-a-Service (DAAS) enables auditing of IT infrastructure, assessing possible obstacles, and suggesting ways to dealing with them. The solutions often suggest moving the infrastructure to public clouds such as Azure, AWS, or GCP from legacy hardware. In parallel to moving the infrastructure from legacy to public cloud, continuous integration (CI) and delivery (CD) pipelines will support automated management and monitoring of data. Implementing DevOps approach provides various benefits: 


  • Reduced Operating Expenses: Prevents upfront investments including personnel training or server purchase. 
  • Easy scalability: Enables scaling up and down the resources on the bases of the data that is generated. 
  • Increased accessibility: Facilitates collaborating parties to easily access cloud resources
  • High availability:  Ensures the workload and  the apps are located in the availability zone closest to the customers
  • Fast deployment: DevOps tools minimize the time and effort needed to configure the servers according to the requirements of an organization. Cloud servers ensure 100% server security from hackers. Its secure structure mitigates several security threats. 
  • Better business agility: DevOps tools accelerate various processes in healthcare companies. It addresses various customer requests in a short time to deliver value to the customers. 


Some essential DevOps benefits specific to the healthcare industry include: 


Regulatory compliance and data security. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 became more stringent in monitoring and regulating the flow of an individual’s data. After this regulation was passed it became essential for healthcare institutes to limit access to patients’ data at their disposal. Implementing DevOps practices enabled healthcare institutes to secure their patient’s data on Cloud platforms. 

Cloud-based DevOps solution limited access to patient’s details and minimized the risk of backdoor access to the apps. DevOps-Infrastructure-As-a-service determines system functioning and removes multiple bottlenecks and potential security breaches. DevOps solutions automatically apply regulatory requirements and easily codifies to reduce operational overhead costs and simplify compliance checks from the authorities.

DevOps facilitates automation of daily routine tasks that motivates IT departments to concentrate on improving the infrastructure in use. It automates configuration checks, software updates, and database backups. DevOps approach enables the CI/CD pipelines to deliver results faster. 


Shorter time to market for your products. DevOps facilitates the automation of cloud infrastructure management so that the software delivery lifecycle becomes predictable for a software development company. It significantly reduces the time to market product updates. 


Better collaboration across the company. Implementing DevOps approach facilities easier collaboration between various departments. It speeds up various tasks of other teams and brings more efficiency and cooperation with big data teams. 


Implementing the DevOps approach in the healthcare industry provides effective use of Big data. It prevents the misuse of data and reduces the development cycle of apps. It also improves collaboration between the employees to facilitate better functioning.


Are you planning to implement DevOps solution to your healthcare institute? We offer DevOps consulting services to improve management processes, decrease cost, and deliver end-to-end agility.

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Khushboo Arora

Khushboo is a Technology enthusiast. As a content strategist , she has a great affinity for discovering and sharing unique insights and resources with the tech community.

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