At the same time, healthcare organizations are increasingly adopting new cloud-based technologies as changing regulations, business models, and patient demands disrupt the industry. KLAS Research found that “70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises, and their future plans lean heavily toward the cloud.” The survey of 144 U.S.-based healthcare organizations revealed that 17 percent of respondents have shifted their enterprise resource planning or human capital management applications off-premise, with the majority using a hosted deployment.
In addition, Deloitte’s “2017 Survey of US Health System CEOs” found that forward-looking CEOs are investing in technologies such as cloud solutions to enable access to continually updated systems, rather than housing, maintaining, and updating complex health information technology systems on-site.
Yet those aren’t the only advantages. The shift from legacy on-premise systems to cloud platforms is bolstered by a cloud system’s ability to quickly adapt to security threats. When security risks arise, a cloud provider can release fixes and features for all customers at the same time.
This agile model can also evolve as customer needs change. For instance, Workday’s single security model provides always-on auditing and encryption for sensitive finance, HR, and supply chain data, and is configurable for each healthcare organization’s needs.