15 Jul The Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing for Healthcare
Cloud computing, which is also known as hosted virtual desktop application hosting, offers a variety of options when applied to the healthcare industry. One of the biggest advantages is the cost savings it can provide, over attempting to maintain your own internal system of network servers, data storage, backups, and upgrades. Remote desktop service plans can include updates, upgrades for both hardware and software application, and data backups.
Another benefit of cloud computing is the ability to transfer data quickly and easily from one work station to another. All an authorized user has to do is log in over a secure connection and have access to patient records, reducing the time running back and forth from one computer, and allowing healthcare staff to focus more on the patients. In addition, there are applications and forms tailored to the healthcare setting, like emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and specific practice areas.
A concern with cloud computing in a healthcare setting is the security of sensitive information and HIPPA compliance. With so many data breaches these days, if you are considering cloud-based applications, take the time to verify the level and type of security and data encryption used by the hosting service. Another minor concern is whenever technological problems occur, like power outages or loss of internet service, resulting in not being able to connect with the cloud. However, this minor concern also can occur in cases where internal-based systems are being used.
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