Cloud Technology Revolution in Healthcare

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Learn reasons why to adopt cloud computing in healthcare: Affordable, Robust Clinical Workflow and it's ideal for Mission Critical Healthcare

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Cloud Technology Revolution in Healthcare

  1. 1. Cloud Technology RevolutionIn HealthcareBenefits now available to Remote, Rural andEmerging EconomiesThe arrival of digital imaging has led to a revolution within themedical arena. Typically larger medical centers with largebudgets in developed countries have been the benefactors ofthe development of Picture Archiving and CommunicationSystems (PACS). With beginnings in the 80’s that typicallyserved single functions, the development of PACS over thenext two decades flourished considerably playing an essential Anytime, Anywhere On-Demand access to your medical imagesrole throughout medical enterprises. PACS historically hasrepresented the integration of image acquisition devices, Today anyone with Internet access can now skip thedisplay workstations and storage systems all connected via a significant investment required to implement on-sitecomputer network. Today most healthcare departments equipment required by traditional PACS all together and goperform some form of digital radiology and the global straight to the cloud. Globally we are highly connecteddiagnostic imaging market is in the billions driven by through technologies such as the worldwide web, through textadvancement in the field and increasing awareness about messaging and mobile phones and are carrying the internet inpreventative care. Significant development to PACS has our pockets on mobile devices. There is a lot of excitementoccurred with a key factor being that the large investment in around Cloud technology and the initiatives it brings with it.capital equipment and ongoing resources needed to manage In the medical industry, this technology revolution helpsthe equipment is no longer required. With the numerous overcome some of the disparity issues we’ve been faced withbenefits PACS brings to the medical industry and the by bringing new opportunities and major changes forimportance it plays in patient diagnosis and outcome, improvements to healthcare globally.adoption is inevitable. Why Adopt Cloud Computing in healthcare? Basically, we can’t afford not to. Cloud hosting brings huge benefits to the medical imaging arena by saving time and money while delivering infinite patient care benefits. Cloud brings with it a strategy that embraces the power of the Web, zero-footprint client applications, and an extensive PACS solution inclusive of transfer, interpretation, storage andThere has been a significant disconnect globally with the distribution of diagnostic quality images on-demand,ability for all healthcare facilities to be able to implement and anywhere.benefit from a PACS solution. A majority of remote, rural andemerging economies have faced numerous challenges that Affordablerestricted them from attempting to take on a project of suchmagnitude. Shipping, parts and labor of required capital Solutions such as iCLOUD WebPACS offer a turnkey solutionequipment, lack of resources to be able to operate and with nothing to install and no need to invest in hardware or ITmanage it, internet access that won’t support a large scale resources. In a turbulent economy it’s even more important toPACS are only a few of the barriers to entry that have existed. pay for only what you use. Your data is secure with back-upMost importantly, the initial start-up costs are not within the and upgrades handled remotely for you including fullbudgets of many healthcare facilities including those within redundancies that meet security and regulation standards ofindustrialized countries. even the most restrictive countries. As health care www.i-cloudinc.com | info@i-cloudinc.com | CARIBBEAN 592.668.7947 | USA: 817.400.6403 | CANADA: 647. 955.6718
  2. 2. organizations throughout the world begin to generate filmlessstrategies, you save on the rising cost of medical film whilecontributing to helping the environment. The quality ofimages is impacted when images are transferred to CD’s for aradiological study and the diagnostic quality video on DVD aregood but short of high definition. A cloud based PACStechnology allows you to save on the cost of media whilekeeping the high resolution needed for diagnostic purposes.Robust Clinical WorkflowWhile existing on-site PACS solutions are faced withchallenges of being able to communicate amongst each other, iCLOUD Inc. offers medical Imaging iCLOUD WebPACS, a state-of-the-artSoftware-as-a-service (SaaS), a general term for anything that technology that unites healthcare facilities and authorized medicalinvolves delivering hosted services over the Internet, enables professionals globally through a standard web browser.medical enterprises to have a full PACS solution withoutlimitations. In this era of distributed digital imaging, there are iCLOUD WebPACS brings with it all the benefits a traditionalcritical needs for healthcare to have the ability to not just on-premise PACS offers with added peace of mind. Instead ofaccess images at the point of care, but also to be able to view having individual IT resources for each organization, a cloudfrom any and often multiple locations. Being able to interface computing solution delivers services to multiple organizationsand complement existing PACS, zero footprint cloud based sharing the IT resources provided by the vendor. TraditionalPACS providers unite healthcare providing additional PACS with on-premise equipment runs at a small percentage of its full capacity so that it is available if needed.efficiency and flexibility. Through scalability, your system Alternatively, a Cloud PACS provides required IT capacity thatgrows whenever needed. Cloud computing is a promising IT is always available with an already installed instantly usableservice delivery model with a computer and access to the service and you pay only for what you use. Cloud computinginternet being all you need. Web services and broadband solutions bring substantial economic benefits and significantinternet have matured significantly over the last five years increased efficiency for facilities that don’t currently have awith important preconditions for cloud computing being met PACS solution including those in remote, rural and emerging economies. For facilities that are preparing to replace theirincluding in emerging countries. With this, a virtual PACS existing PACS technology which has a lifespan of a few yearssolution is now an option. but comes with continued ongoing support and licensing fees, Cloud offers a leading edge solution that is a departure fromIdeal for Mission Critical Healthcare the traditional IT service delivery model you are accustomed to and it’s ready for your experienced opinion and evaluation.Performance is accelerated improving patient communication Thanks to the cloud, benefits extend beyond geographicallyand care through access to a full suite of image interpretation, diverse radiology operations and provide a smooth transitionmanagement and billing tools allowing for a faster and more due to its capability of being able to complement existingaccurate diagnosis. Cloud solutions such as iCLOUD WebPACS PACS globally.enable you to transfer images within a few seconds for anytype of modality, providing access to information needed tomake informed patient care decisions. Rich representation ofyour medical scans including radiology information system(RIS), electronic medical records (EMR) and image archivingare available to users when they are needed from anylocation. For facilities that don’t have a radiologist on-site or inthe country, a cloud based PACS solution provides instant To participate in a free live trial and the opportunity to view your ownaccess to teams of specialized radiologist across the globe that images, evaluate the diagnostic tools and experience our user-friendlyoffer their services available 24 hours a day. technology contact info@i-cloudinc.com. www.i-cloudinc.com | info@i-cloudinc.com | CARIBBEAN 592.668.7947 | USA: 817.400.6403 | CANADA: 647. 955.6718

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