One of the strangest realities in the healthcare world is that there aren’t that many healthcare providers taking advantage of the technologies laid out before them. One such technology that hasn’t gotten a lot of play in the healthcare world is proper use of the cloud. Most tech insiders understand that the cloud does more than what your average online user understands. The cloud can be used for more than just transferring single pages from one computer to another. These days, the cloud can actually be used to run whole databases on a number of different platforms.
The good news is that the healthcare field is starting to understand just how important some of the more advanced technology out there is and there are a few companies that have managed to help make it that much easier for these healthcare firms to transition to a more high tech approach.
Using the Cloud As a Repository
While the cloud is certainly not limited to being used as a place to only store data, that is certainly one feature that companies are still taking advantage of. Healthcare is always slower to adopt technology than other fields, but it appears that plenty of companies and providers are realizing just how great a repository the cloud can be when storing data offsite and having the ability to store this data without worrying about power outages or the like making it impossible to retrieve that data later.
For instance: by storing it offsite, a hospital no longer has to worry that a [Read more…]