As web technology has evolved, the storage and sharing capabilities of cloud-based PAC Systems have made the management of privileged medical information more convenient and economical while remaining secure and compliant. Below are a few things you’ll never have to worry about if you switch to a cloud-based PAC system:
1. You don’t have to worry about accessing patient data only at the office
With cloud-based data storage, you can access information anywhere and at anytime. Cloud storage eliminates the physical and time barriers associated with being tethered to a single onsite storage medium.
2. You don’t have to worry about on-site server maintenance
With cloud-based data storage, you won’t have to spend valuable time and resources maintaining cumbersome equipment or having a technical support unit on retainer.
3. You don’t have to worry about being locked into a single system or server
The ubiquitous and convenient nature of cloud-based PAC systems means that you won’t be restricted to a single system or server. Internal team members and external colleagues and specialists will be able to easily access the same data simultaneously, eliminating any wait time and increasing expediency in communications.
4. You don’t have to worry about upfront payments
Setting up an on-site system for all your PACS needs could mean substantial upfront costs. But with cloud-based PACS, those costs can be avoided. Most cloud-based PACS vendors offer a range of payment options, including monthly payments, per study payments, and one-time fees. Based on how the system will be used in your office, you have the option of choosing which payment option is most suitable for you.
5. You don’t have to worry about problems when sharing files with reading physicians and collaborators
Cloud-based PAC systems make information sharing easy and expeditious. From the cloud and with the appropriate access rights, you can share and receive files from multiple modalities, in any format, and from any interface.
6. You don’t have to worry about disaster recovery plans and maintenance
Because the cloud model makes your PACS data accessible from anywhere and at any time, you won’t have to worry about creating and implementing a control for disaster recovery and maintenance. If you’re unable to access data on one device or browser, it is an easy fix to simply switch to another device or browser.
7. You don’t have to worry about installing physical software
A cloud-based PAC system does not require physical installation of the software. Implementing an office-wide system switch is as easy as opening a web browser and typing in the location of your cloud storage.
8. You don’t have to worry about ensuring the security of your PAC system
Your PACS vendor is responsible for ensuring that all data that is being transmitted and used over the web is encrypted and protected appropriately even if you are using a shared network. Because you no longer have to worry about the security of your PACS and the safety of the information stored therein, you can devote even more of your time to providing the best, comprehensive medical care available.