A survey from HIMSS Analytics finds 83 percent of healthcare organizations currently use cloud services. Nearly half of these respondents are using the services to host clinical applications, with the majority hosting data using Software-as-a-Service models.

Nearly all of the healthcare organizations surveyed that are currently using cloud services expect to expand their use in the future, while two-thirds of respondents not using clouds have plans to start. Popular areas for expanded cloud use include hosting of archived data, back up and disaster recovery, and hosting of operational data.

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