Applications touch nearly every aspect of the modern healthcare organization. And the dependency on using applications to streamline processes and drive new revenue sources is only growing stronger. Thanks to new tools and platforms, more developers, agile development methods, and lots of code reuse, IDC predicts that from 2018 to 2023, 500 million new logical apps will be created, equal to the number built over the past 40 years.1 Healthcare organizations must decide how to optimize, manage, and support this expanding portfolio of applications.

The range of new application architecture options is driving more complex infrastructure and workload placement decisions to enable those applications. As healthcare IT teams migrate applications from traditional on-premises data centers to the cloud, they need confidence in their ability to deliver quality application services wherever workloads are deployed.

But what does this transition look like? How do you guarantee the successful migration of an application before you invest?

This paper outlines the six pathways healthcare IT teams should consider as part of their application strategy, and offers insight into the situation in which each pathway is recommended.

Jens Koegler

Jens Koegler is VMware's Healthcare Industry Director in EMEA. He is helping our healthcare customers develop and run modern applications to drive innovation and ensure better patient care through a digital foundation that includes data center, hybrid cloud, mobile, networking and security technologies. VMware plays a strategic role in the healthcare industry. Its leading innovations in enterprise software help ensure consistent patient care and reduce IT access time for healthcare professionals so they can spend more time with their patients. Jens plays a key role in helping customers understand how new applications, devices, the latest IT technologies and digital transformation are driving innovation in healthcare.