According to a new report from research group Frost & Sullivan, cloud computing—the use of shared servers on the internet for the storage and manipulation of data—has the potential to reshape the way healthcare is delivered. Cloud technologies are rapidly penetrating healthcare sector all over the world, and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) in particular is using the technology in innovative new ways.

“Cloud providers are experimenting with innovative models of collaboration and their most sort-after customers are government organizations investing in healthcare information technology,” Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Natasha Gulati said in a press release.

As described in the report, cloud technologies will be instrumental in the growth of three major industry trends: the rise of healthcare industry vertical clouds, telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and the consumerization of healthcare. More information on the report, “Analysis of Healthcare Cloud in APAC,” is available on the Frost & Sullivan website.