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Healthcare Organizations Are Enjoying Their Move to Cloud, But Compliance Remains a Challenge

A recent study released by DuploCloud, an industry pioneer for DevOps automation and compliance, has found that seven out of ten IT professionals in the healthcare industry have adopted cloud computing solutions. The report titled "Cloud Computing Adoption in Modern Healthcare" is based on a survey of 500 IT professionals in US healthcare organizations and looks at the state of cloud computing adoption today, the challenges and benefits of such adoption, growth expectations for cloud computing within the healthcare industry as a whole, and more.

The study found that 20% of IT professionals in the healthcare industry expressed a desire to migrate to cloud computing within the next two years, pointing to a 90% adoption rate by 2025. The report also highlighted other key findings, including that 94% of healthcare professionals who have completed a cloud migration would recommend it to their peers, and 84% said it was easier to maintain compliance after the migration was complete.

Achieving compliance was found to be the most intimidating challenge to cloud migration in healthcare, with nearly 60% of non-migrated respondents citing it as the most significant obstacle their organization faces. However, the report found that it's significantly easier to maintain compliance with a cloud-based solution than with current on-premises solutions. Nearly 70% of those planning to complete a migration said they intend to use third-party tools and services.

Among the different types of healthcare organizations, Medicare/Medicaid facilities and hospitals showed the highest cloud infrastructure adoption rates, at 91% and 90% respectively. Doctor’s offices and dental practices showed the lowest levels of adoption, with 37% and 23% respectively.

Cloud computing has become a vital part of modern healthcare organizations, providing improved patient and provider access to data, more flexibility in accessing care, increased security of stored data, improved data storage capacity, and more efficient management of system infrastructure. The report suggests that healthcare organizations that haven’t made the transition yet will most likely do so within the next two years and will likely seek out aid from partners like DuploCloud.

Venkat Thiruvengadam, CEO and Founder of DuploCloud, stated that "As the healthcare industry continues to embrace the benefits of cloud computing, it's critical that we also address the challenges that come with it, particularly around compliance. By working closely with industry regulators and partnering with trusted cloud providers, we at DuploCloud can ensure that the implementation of cloud computing in healthcare is secure, compliant, and ultimately benefits patients and healthcare professionals alike."

In conclusion, the DuploCloud report highlights the benefits and challenges of cloud computing adoption in the healthcare industry. It shows that while compliance concerns have been cited as the biggest obstacle to cloud migration, the adoption rate is increasing rapidly, and healthcare organizations are seeking out trusted partners to aid them in their transition to the cloud. Ultimately, cloud computing in healthcare is poised to improve patient care, enhance data security, and streamline system infrastructure management. ###


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