How have healthcare leaders responded to cloud?
The Accenture Future Systems report is the largest survey of C-Suite executives on enterprise systems. As part of the study, we looked at the technology-related behaviors of Leaders and Laggards with respect to 25 key technologies—including cloud technologies.
Doing nothing is not an option
One thing is clear: cloud strategies will impact organizational performance profoundly—if you delay, your competition will outperform you. Cloud computing’s unlimited computing and storage capacity and innovation in the public cloud provide numerous data analytics tools with massive scale, speed and ultimately competitive advantage. Adoption in healthcare is high at first glance (88 percent of health industry leaders are leveraging cloud to develop new products and streams), but enterprise use lags.
Understand cloud-based health data structures
Our research shows that healthcare Leaders use cloud data analytics to improve operations, clinical research, and care delivery. C-suite health executives have realized that cloud enables them to absorb and apply enterprise and patient data in new ways that make a significant different to the bottom line, while still providing appropriate protection of privacy, security and consent.
Climb the business stairway to cloud
We recommend the following steps to place you firmly on the stairway to data in the cloud.