Just in case you're wondering why IT is making such a fuss about the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Health Care for America Act, I can give you 5.4 billion reasons.
According to market researcher MarketsandMarkets, the global healthcare cloud computing market is projected to reach $5.4 billion within five years.
That's just healthcare and cloud. That's not all the rest of healthcare IT. Just healthcare and cloud.
Did I mention that the cloud part is projected to reach $5.4 billion dollars?
The issue is pretty simple: doing more and more with less and less. As we all know, cloud computing is a great way to scale smoothly and manage expenses. Sure, it has some reliability problems. Sure, there are all sorts of issues around hosting HIPAA-regulated data on public clouds, but those objections are being rapidly overcome.
The bottom line is this: if you're looking for work, healthcare IT wouldn't be a bad place to hang your shingle. There are at least 5.4 billion reasons why it might be a good idea.