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During the past two years, the healthcare sector has been at the forefront of the pandemic response. However, the global Covid-19 pandemic also brought to light the challenges and limitations associated with the healthcare industry.

Up until now, the healthcare industry has been quite conservative when it comes to adopting modern IT technologies that are not in-house. With Cloud Computing however, all this is changing in a big way.

This trend was re-iterated by a recent market survey which was designed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. We have traditionally known Hewlett Packard (HP) as a big name in the technology hardware domain, but all this is changing in a big way now.

Cloud powered telehealth is well poised to become the future of healthcare. This will not only improve the overall performance of healthcare providers, but will also take patient care to a whole new level.

The interesting thing in all this is that even healthcare providers are finding it very easy, safe and productive to leverage cloud powered telehealth solutions. Right now, the Cloud is offering healthcare professionals a safe and secure way to advise patients remotely.

Here are some of the key takeaways from this Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) survey.

  • 84% of the survey respondents believed that the pandemic has accelerated their healthcare providing institution’s journey towards digitalization.
  • According to 89% of the respondents, the pandemic has resulted in more investment towards digital technologies like the Cloud.
  • 68% of the surveyed healthcare providers said that access to the right technologies for delivering telehealth, like Cloud Computing, was a challenging issue.

Telehealth stands to revolutionize the healthcare sector in a big way. The most suitable technology for delivering secure, robust and scalable telehealth is Cloud Computing. This in turn will make telehealth much more accessible and affordable for the masses.

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