We conducted interviews with 1,250 IT leaders worldwide to get a picture of how, where, and why they’re using enterprise open source. We shared the results in the third installment of Red Hat’s "The State of Enterprise Open Source" report earlier this year. The survey included respondents from 13 different countries and various industries, who indicated enterprise open source has become a default choice of IT departments around the world. Let’s dive into key findings in healthcare. 

Healthcare leaders count on open source for security and innovations

We aren’t strangers to working with healthcare organizations on critical technology solutions. The World Health Organization (WHO), a specialized agency responsible for international public health, is one example of how the industry has embraced open source.

Much of the industry is already using enterprise open source, and a third of healthcare IT leaders surveyed saw the ability to more safely use open source technologies as one of the top reasons for choosing it. 

Looking ahead, healthcare leaders indicated they’re expecting enterprise open source emerging technology use to increase over the next two years.

eos healthcare infographic

Contribution matters

Our surveys indicate that the healthcare industry is investing in Linux containers and Kubernetes, with 62% of healthcare respondents saying that they'll increase the use of containers in the next 12 months. 

Those technologies are fast-moving and the innovation starts with the upstream communities. Healthcare IT leaders understand this, and they're looking for trusted partners that contribute to the upstream communities that develop Kubernetes and other open source technologies. 83% indicated they are more likely to select a vendor who contributes to the open source community. 

How is the healthcare industry using enterprise open source, including Kubernetes and containers? Get an overview of these findings in The State of Enterprise Open Source: Healthcare infographic

About the author

As the Managing Editor of the Red Hat Blog, Thanh Wong works with technical subject matter experts to develop and edit content for publication. She is fascinated with learning about new technologies and processes, and she's vested in sharing how they can help solve problems for enterprise environments. Outside of Red Hat, Wong hears a lot about the command line from her system administrator husband. Together, they're raising a young daughter and live in Maryland.

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