How Cloud-Based Technologies are Impacting Healthcare

by September 15, 2016 0 comments

– Sameer Bhat, Vice President & Co Founder, eClinicalWorks

We look at how cloud computing-based technologies are positively impacting patients’ lives and also enabling doctors to reach out to more and more patients electronically

Health enthusiasts are driving the growing demand for greater access and portability of their health information. To assist in delivering their needs, cloud computing is emerging as a solution to bridge the gap between doctors & the patients. It saves healthcare costs while boosting speed and efficiency. Thus, accessing or monitoring the healthcare related information across the globe would be easier with the implementation of cloud services.

Cloud computing is an application that runs on shared servers and simplifies the computing model for organizations. Emerging as a vital component in the industry, the technology caters to all of the necessary requirements. A large and growing percentage of hospitals and health care providers are deploying cloud technology, storing data, including clinical applications and e-mail in the cloud.

New ways of share health records

Electronic health records (EHR), which refers to the systematized collection of electronically stored health information in a digital format, is the new age way to easily access health information. Records can now be shared across a network, including detailed demographics, medical history, medication and allergies, immunization status, laboratory test results, radiology images, vital signs, personal statistics and billing information of the patient. EHRs are designed to store the data over time. The effectiveness is evident when it comes to extracting medical data for the examination of possible trends and long-term changes in a patient. EHR data can be combined with several additional information sources such as billing, health risk assessments etc, once it is accessible on the cloud. Since most parts of care have been digitized, it is essential to involve the technology further to improve the experience. The technology improves patient care by making information sharing more timely and efficient.

The cloud caters to all these requirements providing healthcare organizations an incredible opportunity to improve the delivery of care and operational efficiencies and reduce the cost of care. It helps in sharing information easier than ever before, improving operational efficiency at the same time.

A driver for enhanced improvement, cloud technology is a permanent solution for the healthcare industry with respect to the services it offers, its operating models, capabilities, and end-user services. Daily challenges are faced in the healthcare industry such as managing medical information, storing data, retrieving data or accessing, which could be eliminated with cloud computing. The healthcare industry’s migration to the cloud is inevitable; it is only a matter of time that all healthcare organizations adopt cloud computing &take advantage of this rapidly growing and useful technology. The growing trend in the healthcare industry is for all organizations to transition to the adoption of cloud computing and utilize the leading technology.

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