Despite the regulatory hurdles facing the healthcare industry, public clouds offer healthcare providers the benefits of scalability and flexibility.
Not all journeys to the cloud are successful. Without the proper foundation and plan, adopting multiple public clouds can bring management overhead and security headaches for your IT department.
When combined with private clouds (a “hybrid” cloud) and persistent cloud-attached storage, healthcare organizations can realize greater data visibility and control. In the hybrid cloud scenario, organizations can keep their data within a private cloud and utilize public clouds for scalability. In a multi-cloud environment, healthcare providers can use one cloud for disaster recovery, another for processing PACS data, and a third for backups.
PATIENT QUALITY OF CARE
Geographically dispersed specialists can safely collaborate and access the same datasets with on-demand scalable cloud compute resources, improving patient quality of care by reducing delays.
AI DELIVERS FASTER DIAGNOSES
Hospitals can store and organize Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) data in a centralized location, accessible by all clouds simultaneously. This allows patient care teams to leverage innovative and cutting-edge AI tools of choice to analyze medical images that could lead to early diagnosis of life-threatening issues.
Maintaining ownership of data improves regulatory compliance and protects IP, especially as it pertains to personal identifying information (PII), protected health information (PHI), and regulated medical and personal records.
LOW COST DATA ARCHIVING
Healthcare is a records-intensive business, while the number of records, health images and test results growing as more patients live longer and gain access to a greater range of diagnostic tools for both emergency and elective procedures. Scale-up storage for long-term record retention as needed, then restore data on-premises when you need it.
ELIMINATE DATACENTER OVERHEAD
Running applications in the cloud reduces the capital investment to build out the hardware and software required in a traditional data center and frees up resources if and when those applications are not running.