Organizations across the US could be tempted to adopt software as a service (SaaS) after a recent report highlighted its success and popularity in the medical sector.
LUMEDX Corporation, a leading provider of imaging and information systems, has revealed that 50 hospitals are now subscribed to its cardio-vascular SaaS solution.
Michael B Hughes, the organization's IT director and security officer, explained that SaaS can help businesses achieve cost savings and increased functionality.
"The appeal of SaaS is that it enables the hospital to access full software functionality at a cost typically less than paying for licensed applications because SaaS pricing is based on a monthly fee," he commented.
"Remote hosting also eliminates the costs of additional hardware investments, not to mention the time and resources required for installation, set-up and daily maintenance. SaaS is an ideal solution for hospitals that want to avoid new equipment costs or investments in personnel."
The commented follow the publication of a Gartner report, which estimated that by the end of the year the SaaS market will have grown 15.7 per cent compared to 2009.