How Radiology is Lighting up the Cloud: Backup, Accessibility, Efficiency Boosts Build Confidence
Cloud Backup: Gaining the Power of the Cloud
There is no doubt about it – companies are trusting cloud computing platforms more than ever. It’s evident in the number of adoptions that have occurred in the past few years, even in the healthcare industry. One of the reasons for this interest is due to the business continuity tools available in cloud backup solutions.
A 2016 survey by the Health Information and Management Systems Society, healthcare-related cloud computing has tripled since 2014. So, not only are organizations using the cloud for exchanging information and storing data, they’re also utilizing it for patient engagement and application development.
The cloud might actually be a huge support to the healthcare industry as the aging population is quickly putting the pressure on the medical workforce, which is in demand. The cloud is positioned to help primary care physicians cover a larger patient population.
As for radiology, the cloud is something of a Godsend. It offers incredible accessibility for any number of radiological needs, including teleradiology, which relies heavily on cloud processes. The efficiency of the cloud is especially prevalent in workflow improvements for radiologists.
The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which is something that can put a lot of stress on healthcare organizations, has provisions for backing up data. As you can imagine by now, cloud backup solutions put these organizations at ease. When you partner with the right cloud service provider, you gain a number of backup efficiencies.
For instance, when your provider uses Level IV data centers, you gain the assurance that your data is not only backed up, it is under strict security controls, both physical and digital. Furthermore, cloud backup means that your data lives on multiple servers that are geographically disparate. This means that if a freak storm wipes out an entire data center where your data resides, you still have access to it because it’s being stored in areas unaffected by the event.
The cloud isn’t just about cloud backup; it’s also about having the kind of access to images that wasn’t possible until this technology was developed. For those facilities still using compact discs to backup and transfer images to other facilities, jumping to the cloud will be an extensively impactful event.
At OffSite Image Management, Inc., we’ve established cloud backup capabilities that our clients have come to rely on. We know that constant access to your medical images is of the upmost importance to you, which is why we have developed a robust, 360-degree solution that will have you covered, no matter what. Contact us today and let’s talk about all the advantages you’ll get in the cloud while saving money at the same time.