Radiology has been using cloud computing for almost two decades, and the advantages are obvious. Salesforce, the world’s most popular CRM, performed a study that found that cloud computing enables companies to “more effectively manage their enterprises, better service their customers, and significantly improve their total profit margin” (Salesforce). They also found that after moving to the cloud, 94 percent of companies experienced an increase in security.
While many in the radiology business have reservations about cloud technology, RamSoft has been putting its web-based solutions on the cloud for over ten years, and our clients have seen substantial advantages. Moving to the cloud isn’t a pipe dream; it’s already here and functioning effectively. As a result, we think that all radiology clinics should go to the cloud!
Transitioning your RIS/PACS from in server to a secure cloud computing system has three major advantages:
1) Cost-cutting in the workplace
Because everything is constantly up-to-date and secure on the cloud, radiology practises that have their RIS and PACS on the cloud don’t have to worry about maintaining or updating local servers and backups. Because the cloud service provider assumes a portion of the duty for securing and maintaining your patient data, there is less day-to-day maintenance needed. Additionally, growing your practise is easier in the cloud since you can modify your storage requirements depending on demand rather than being limited by the capacity of your local server.
2) Support and Implementation
Because the cloud is constantly fueled by the newest technology in storage and processing power, installing and maintaining solutions remotely is quicker and more comfortable because no specialist is required to travel on-site. Because everything is done remotely, client access to assistance is just as simple and convenient following implementation.
3) Disaster-resilient and threat-free
Because all data and pictures are kept and backed up by several servers in various locations, your diagnostic imaging data is secure from natural catastrophes. Additionally, since your patient data is managed by professionals who specialise in data security, it is safer against attacks in the cloud.
Join forces to improve patient care
Yes, the cloud provides all of these advantages to healthcare practises, as well as perhaps more. Radiology clinics may benefit from the cloud since it allows for more interoperability and interaction with other systems. For patients, this implies shorter wait times, remote access to pictures and reports, more convenient scheduling, and quicker diagnosis – in other words, better patient care.
Join us on this path to better patient care and more efficient and secure healthcare procedures. Migrate to the cloud and witness a month-to-month return on investment.
Advantages of Cloud RIS
In an age when almost every application may reside in the cloud, imaging IT experts are often questioned whether to migrate to the cloud or not. What about you’re RIS/PACS, though? Is it necessary for them to be on the cloud? Our response is a hearty “yes” for a variety of reasons.
Keeping Disaster at Bay
Security was arguably the most pressing issue while cloud computing was in its infancy. Security, on the other hand, is something that many businesses are discovering in the cloud nowadays. Cloud providers prioritise security and provide disaster recovery services, which are critical in today’s cyber-criminal-infested environment.
Not only are cloud providers providing greater and more stringent safeguards against cyber threats, but they are also offering disaster recovery solutions to their customers. They’re hosting your photos across several data centres, so if one goes down during your catastrophe, you’ll still be able to access all of your data.
Who doesn’t want to save money? Cloud RIS providers provide a solution that not only improves your productivity and efficiency, but also saves you money. The primary source of these savings is the absence of expenditures on your side, especially in maintenance and upgrades, real estate (server housing), and the people required to maintain these high-end technologies.
How fast can you get everything back up and running if you have an IT emergency? Do you need to hire outside help? When you deal with a cloud RIS provider, updates are implemented as soon as they become available, which means you’re less likely to have downtime due to malfunctioning, outdated software.
If something goes wrong on your end, a simple call to your cloud RIS vendor’s support desk will take care of everything.
Our goal at OffSite Image Management is to provide our clients with the best cloud-based solutions available. There isn’t much we can’t accomplish, from DICOM routing to HL7 interfaces, DICOM manipulation to DICOM migration and Modality worklist solutions. Check out our article on the different types of PACS assistance we offer, including VNA, if you’re having problems with your RIS/PACS.