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Factors that Influence Hybrid Cloud Adoption in Healthcare Organizations

The second annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report identifies key findings measuring healthcare organizations’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public cloud services.

Paradigm shifting demands in healthcare puts organizations under pressure to drive digital transformation to meet these increasing patient needs. Nutanix a provider of cloud computing software announced in the healthcare industry findings of its second annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report that digital transformation significantly impacted cloud implementation across various industry verticals, and healthcare organisations were no different wit 68 percent citing this trend.

In line with top healthcare IT trends, healthcare companies ranked personalised healthcare (52%) and AI assistants (44%) as positively impacting cloud adoption. Demonstrating that embracing cloud technology is essential for healthcare organizations to deliver advanced care.

Compliance and regulatory stringencies in the healthcare industry are top of mind when it comes to data storage and cloud model adoption. The report also found that healthcare organizations were marginally less concerned with cost and budget than they were with accelerating IT deployment.

The report found that data security and compliance rank as top factors driving cloud deployment decisions, in comparison, cost placed second. 60.4 percent of healthcare respondents cited that the state of intercloud security would be the factor with the most influence on their future cloud technology deployments.

“Healthcare organizations today are looking to improve patient experience, increase data interoperability and deliver both virtual and value-based care,” said Cheryl Rodenfels, Healthcare Strategist at Nutanix. “These outcomes cannot be achieved without harnessing the power of flexible and secure cloud infrastructure. A hybrid cloud model enables IT teams to secure patient data and ensure regulatory compliance while allowing healthcare providers to continue delivering advanced technological care to extend patient experience to the digital space.” [APBN]