Learn About the Healthcare Cloud at HIMSS18
Providers find greater efficiency and lower costs in the healthcare cloud.
If you are one of the 40,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and others who are attending #HIMSS18 —or if you are monitoring HIMSS news from your office—you’ll quickly realize that cloud computing is a hot topic.
Imaging studies and reports for radiology, cardiology, and other departments are moving from an onsite footprint to the healthcare cloud. For years, healthcare providers have installed PACS, RIS, vendor-neutral archives, and other systems that capture, manage, and share images at locations throughout their enterprise. This infrastructure is expensive to purchase and maintain, and must be protected with multiple layers of security.
Cloud-based image management solutions make sense due to impressive economies of scale. Healthcare enterprises, radiology imaging centers, and hospitals of all sizes elect to use cloud solutions because they can deliver increased security, comprehensive functionality, and a more affordable cost than on-site data centers. And the cloud equips desktop and mobile users with rapid, easy access to patients’ medical images and radiology reports.
Cloud services in the Carestream spotlight at HIMSS18
Carestream is a leader in delivering public and private cloud solutions in Europe and Latin America. We’re also operating this service in other countries including the United States, Canada, and China. Our healthcare imaging cloud service now processes more than 26 billion images in public and private cloud data centers around the world. Carestream is showcasing this powerful technology at the HIMSS conference (Booth #4829).
Our cloud services enable users to access image and workflow management tools, use vendor-neutral archiving, and enjoy advanced multimedia and interactive reporting capabilities. Carestream’s cloud services include security, data protection, and disaster recovery for multiple types of clinical data and standards such as DICOM, PDF, JPEG, and XDS. All services can be fully integrated with a facility’s electronic medical record (EMR).
Carestream’s ability to optimize cloud performance and collaborate with firms like Intel® is paying off with increased demand from healthcare providers across the globe. Our company is expanding the capabilities of our Clinical Collaboration Platform with advances that simplify the radiology reading process while simultaneously optimizing the quality of radiology reporting. Carestream is continuing to add new cloud-based data centers around the world with the most recent one in China. More countries are expected to adopt our platform in 2018.
Cloud services offer advantages for facilities of all sizes because they deliver high-performance applications with a predictable fee that eliminates the need for a large capital investment and continuous maintenance, management, and technology upgrades.
Keeping data secure in the cloud
Imaging centers and mid-sized hospitals benefit from a cloud-service model that offers high-quality archiving and image-sharing features along with expertise in data security delivered by Carestream’s Certified Tier 4 Security Data Center. This data center includes: redundant IT infrastructure; multiple independent data paths; dual-powered computing and environmental systems; fault-tolerant site infrastructure; continuous surveillance with strict access control; and ISO/IEC 27001 certification.
Deployment of cloud-based solutions is expected to grow since healthcare providers of all sizes appreciate services that include technology refreshment and can be easily scaled to accommodate a growth or decrease in imaging volumes.
Cloud services also allow healthcare facilities to devote financial resources to research, development, and other activities that can enhance patient outcomes. Cloud-based computing—coupled with the industry’s need to be flexible, collaborative, and consumer-focused—means that healthcare will inevitably adopt new ways of utilizing the cloud.
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