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Dell Study: 96% of Healthcare Organizations Turn to the Cloud

December 29, 2014, 06:59 AM
Filed Under: Technology
Related: Cloud Computing, Dell

According to the Dell Global Technology Adoption Index, 96 percent of mid-size healthcare organizations surveyed are using or considering using cloud computing. The survey also found:

  • The majority of healthcare respondents are using private cloud (43 percent) or a hybrid cloud solution (43 percent).
  • Healthcare confidence in the security of data stored in a private cloud environment is promising, with 64 percent indicating that they are "very confident" that their data is protected.
  • Nearly half of all healthcare organizations surveyed (46 percent) cite better allocation of IT resources as the biggest benefit of cloud computing. That benefit is followed closely by cost savings (39 percent).

The results for healthcare organizations mirror the study’s overall findings in which nearly every IT decision-maker surveyed said their company either uses or plans to use cloud solutions. Only a mere 3 percent of respondents across all industries are not planning to leverage cloud solutions.

The study also revealed that the top three IT priorities cited by healthcare respondents were making IT more cost-efficient, upgrading infrastructure and optimizing data centers.

According to Cliff Bleustein, M.D., chief medical officer, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences, by freeing IT staff to focus on the clinical experience and patient care, the cloud offers a critical building block for information-driven, patient-centered healthcare. "By providing the flexibility and scalability that enables small and mid-size healthcare organizations to be more nimble in the face of constant change, the cloud can help speed and ease the transformation as other newer technologies are adopted."

To read the full press release, click here.

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