According to a Sept. 26 press release, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) published the results of a survey in a report entitled, “Modernizing the Healthcare Supply Chain Through the Cloud.” The survey polled more than 100 hospital and health system leaders on cloud technologies and found that cloud-based solutions are becoming a new standard across all departments including supply chain, clinical, finance, and HR.
The press release stated, “According to the data, nearly 70% of all hospitals and health systems are likely to have adopted a cloud-based approach to supply chain management by 2026, helping them to enhance decision-making, improve efficiency and agility, reduce costs, improve data security and privacy and streamline processes.”
Key highlights from the survey include:
- Approximately 80% of healthcare leaders that use cloud technologies for supply chain describe the transition as ‘a positive change’
- 45% of hospitals and health systems have transitioned to cloud technologies for supply chain
- 73% of respondents said using cloud technologies has improved data security and privacy
- 74% of survey respondents said that their organization's expansion (through acquisition or other means) influenced the decision to incorporate cloud technologies
- 71% of survey respondents cited financial pressures to reduce waste and costs, regardless of whether or not they have implemented cloud technologies
"One of the largest opportunities in healthcare is empowering providers to better control surging costs while ensuring patients receive the best possible care. Data show the cloud plays a vital role in making that a reality," said Archie Mayani, chief product officer, GHX. "By migrating data to the cloud, hospitals and health systems can make more trusted, accurate decisions, helping to lead to a safer and more efficient approach to supply chain management and, ultimately, higher-quality and more personalized care."