If both your doctors utilized cloud computing, there would be no need to wait for the MRI Image to be shipped from one coast to the next. There would be no need for your doctors to get on the phone because all their notes with all your records were quickly transferred, in turn providing you with the actual treatment you need in real time.
So my prediction? The healthcare industry will experience a disruptive innovation around Cloud computing being implemented in more and more hospitals and doctor’s offices. It won’t be long before both doctors and patients alike recognize the benefits of time saving (waiting rooms, duplicate tests), the delivery of images (which are actually very large, taking up gigabytes of information on on-premise databases), and of course, cost savings on the locally maintained hardware.