The run to the cloud continues. Workloads on AWS – sure! Workloads with sensitive data on AWS? … wait … so far a no-go for most enterprises. Those who want to implement innovations and leverage business potential in new markets need the cloud. But they also must meet regulatory requirements. A European dilemma. How can it be solved?
The healthcare environment in Germany has been pepped up in recent years. Digitalization and its importance for the healthcare sector play a significant role in this. Under the acronym of DiGAs (short for digital health applications), a new market with new business opportunities is emerging.
In addition to established providers of healthcare services, new digital companies with skills in software development also sense their chance to establish themselves permanently on the market–with web services or mobile apps for diagnosis and therapy. First movers have already seized the opportunity and listed their DiGAs at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). So far, doctors are able to prescribe a good 30 apps and web services to their patients. And health insurance companies reimburse the costs for it. The new DiGAs support, for example, patients with mental illnesses, metabolic diseases, or cardiovascular diseases.
New apps and web services? Whenever new applications are discussed these days, the cloud seems to appear. It offers a wide range of possibilities for development and operation of these solutions. Cloud-native methods such as containers and DevOps offer a range of options for agile development and innovation. Developers can also use additional services from the cloud ecosystems, for example from AWS, so as not to reinvent the wheel. And if the app takes off, the platform simply scales with the higher demand. Last, but not least, start-ups can easily cope with the financial risk because the pay-as-you-consume principle avoids high investments by only incurring operating costs. There is no need to manage the platform. This allows you to focus fully on the enterprise’s own value add. A dream, …