In recent years, Platform as a Service has gained traction with companies that want to build new software without having to configure and provision the underlying infrastructure. Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc. reports that the Platform as a Service (PaaS) market is growing quickly, on pace to reach $2.9 billion in 2016. One industry where the future of PaaS looks especially bright: healthcare IT.
By way of an example, oncology-focused software provider IntrinsiQ leveraged the Apprenda enterprise private PaaS to cut costs and improve the deployment of software used by oncology clinicians.
Burlington, Mass.-based IntrinsiQ provides software to automate every aspect of medical oncology, from treatment decisions to drug prescriptions. For IntrinsiQ, the challenges of delivering software to a growing number of clinics came to a head about two years ago. “One of the big problems for us was, when you’re going to install software in a thousand practices, there’s overhead,” said Steve Hamann, vice president of technology at InstrinsiQ.