A recent report from Accenture found that the healthcare sector has begun embracing cloud computing more than other industries.

Accenture’s report, which was based off statistics from 565 U.S. and Canadian IT leaders gathered by Mimecast, showed that 32 percent of healthcare companies said they currently use cloud applications, while 73 percent said they plan to introduce the technology in the near future, InformationWeek relays.

The healthcare cloud numbers matched the manufacturing sector, and together, the two fields led education by 3 percent and but trailed retail at 35 percent, InformationWeek relays. For the 73 percent healthcare respondents expecting to implement cloud application soon, they most closely related to the technology and government sectors, which had 75 percent of their respondents citing a shift to the cloud.

The large number of healthcare organizations looking to introduce cloud applications may be doing so to reduce costs and become more energy efficient. Cloud computing also enables healthcare professionals greater flexibility in their work-related activities, as the technology allows users to access work documents and emails from any internet-connected device.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19854714-ADNFCR