Dell: Most Healthcare Providers Want Cloud Solutions
A new Dell (DELL) survey showed that the majority of healthcare professionals want cloud solutions for their organizations.
Dell’s “Global Technology Adoption Index,” released this week, revealed 96 percent of mid-sized healthcare organizations are currently using or plan to use cloud solutions.
Survey researchers also found 64 percent of healthcare respondents said they are “very confident” that their cloud data is safe.
“By providing the flexibility and scalability that enables small and [mid-sized] healthcare organizations to be more nimble in the face of constant change, the cloud can help speed and ease the transformation (to information-driven healthcare) as other newer technologies are adopted,” Dr. Cliff Bleustein, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences‘ chief medical officer, said in a prepared statement.
Other survey results included:
- 46 percent of healthcare respondents said they believe cloud solutions allow their organizations to better allocate IT resources, and 39 percent said they believe cloud solutions can help their organizations save money.
- The majority of healthcare respondents said they are using a hybrid cloud (43 percent) or a private cloud (43 percent).
- Only 3 percent of respondents across all industries said they are not currently using or do not plan to use cloud solutions.
The Dell survey included responses from 2,038 employees worldwide.
How much is the healthcare cloud market worth?
The healthcare cloud market is growing, which could create new revenue opportunities for cloud services providers (CSPs).
The research firm also predicted this total would top $3.5 billion by 2020 if more healthcare providers invest in cloud solutions.
“Operational efficiency, lower upfront costs, access to on-demand capacity, quick deployment and easier management of IT staff are the major advantages strengthening the case for managed healthcare services,” Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Research Analyst Shruthi Parakkal said in a prepared statement.