It is well known that cloud computing for healthcare presents a lot of advantages but looking at the result of new research, majority of the healthcare organizations all over the United Kingdom are not even using the technology and the reason is that their leaders are not allowing them to. In a survey conducted by Advance, around one-third of the healthcare organizations that participated in the study revealed that they haven’t used cloud technology before. On the same survey, 66 per cent of the participants said that cloud will not be their priority if they have to choose a new business venture.
Around 29 per cent of the healthcare providers admitted that their leaders are to be blamed as to why they are not able to make use of the latest technology that could otherwise help them improve their productivity. In addition, 62 per cent have said that they require more support from the head of the management if they wanted to make use of cloud technology and enjoy its benefits. There are a few, 15 per cent, that decided to use the technology regardless if the IT department is okay with the decision or not.
Advanced’s managing director for health and care, Ric Thompson, said that cloud technology is needed in the healthcare industry in order to improve security, create better connections and hike up the productivity. The sad fact is that the survey revealed that there are still many healthcare organizations that are still not onboard with the new technology. According to the plans of the government, they desire for the NHS services to become paperless in two years time and one way to make this possible is through the use of cloud-based technology.
Thompson added that it is high time that healthcare organizations should adapt cloud technology in order for it to become a norm in the coming years. The problem is that many of the leaders are not welcoming with this new change. It is undeniable that there are leaders that do not desire for their organization to progress thus they are stopping the use of such technology. When someone takes in charge of clouding computing for healthcare in an organization, the rest will follow suit.