Awarepoint, a vendor of health care real-time tracking and location system applications, plans to offer its applications via Amazon Web Services, making it one of the first health I.T. vendors to make the foray into the public cloud.

During an interview at HIMSS13 in New Orleans, Awarepoint CEO Jay Deady said he’s not aware of any other HIT vendor using Amazon’s environment. Amazon has invested heavily in its public cloud and has more than 160 companies using its infrastructure. But HIT vendors, mirroring the reluctance of their clients, have been slow to move their applications to the public cloud, opting instead to enable self-hosting by large providers or provide remote hosting via their own data centers.

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