Top 8 Reasons for Adopting Cloud Services

Nearly 83 percent of healthcare providers currently use cloud-based services, and 9 percent indicate plans to start using cloud-based services, according to the inaugural HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey.

Here are the top eight reasons healthcare providers and organizations adopted a cloud solution.

1. Cheaper than maintaining current IT maintenance costs — 55.7 percent

2. Speed of deployment — 53.2 percent

3. Lack of internal staff and/or expertise — 51.6 percent

4. More robust disaster recovery — 50.0 percent

5. Need for on-demand, scalable, always on solution — 45.2 percent

6. Regulatory compliance — 41.9 percent

7. Better information security — 26.7 percent

8. Mobility of workforce — 26.7 percent

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