We are slowly but surely recovering from a global pandemic of epic proportions. This crisis has not only affected our health, rather it has reshaped almost every facet of our lives. In this post, we will highlight the importance of cloud services for healthcare.
Beyond an iota of doubt, healthcare sector has been the hardest hit from the Covid-19 pandemic. The astronomical pace at which this contagious virus infected the world was beyond even the worst case projections.
What Were the Major Healthcare Challenges?
The immediate issue that strained healthcare providers was patient load. Here, we are not only talking about Covid-19 patients, but generally sick people in need of medical attention. The pandemic affected the capacity of hospitals to even serve non Covid-19 patients.
This disease severely affected healthcare providers, especially first responders, across the board. This limited the capacity of caregivers to effectively serve all patients, regardless of the nature of medical emergency.
Healthcare; A Highly Regulated Sector
The other major challenge in the healthcare sector is stringent regulation. Without doubt, medical records are one of the most sensitive and confidential information. Hospitals can’t think of putting such a sensitive data at risk of intrusion.
For this very reason, when hospitals chose an IT infrastructure to house patient’s data, they mostly opted in favor of on premise solutions. These are not only expensive to setup and maintain, their utilization is not possible at the scale necessitated by this disease.
How Does the Cloud Fill this Gap?
Now that we have discussed some major challenges presently being faced by the healthcare sector, lets highlight how cloud solutions such as the ones offered by dinCloud fill this void both securely and effectively.
dinServers – The Perfect Repository for Patient Records
dinCloud offers dedicated virtual servers over its highly advanced data centers. Due to the very sensitive nature of medical records, dedicated virtual servers keep this data segregated from the data of other cloud users.
These state of the art servers are maintained by dinCloud, as part of the cloud service. With a global data center footprint, the medical records stored over dinServers can be accessed securely across the globe by physicians and consultants.
Secure Backups of Medical Records
Based on the nature of data and the industry specific requirements, dinCloud offers a highly secure and reliable backup mechanism for sensitive medical records. These backups are cleansed and scanned regularly to ensure the integrity of patient records.
Hosting of Hospital Management Systems
In addition to storing medical records, dinCloud’s state of the art cloud infrastructure is ideal for entire Hospital Management Systems. This can streamline the process of finding specialists and consultants for each department and scheduling appointments.
The highly available and secure cloud infrastructure of dinCloud is more than capable of handling abnormal patient loads, such as the ones experienced during the ongoing pandemic. The instantly scalable resources of dinCloud will adjust to changing needs.
Meeting Stringent Regulatory Compliance
As discussed earlier, the healthcare sector is heavily regulated. This is yet another area where dinCloud’s services give you unparalleled peace of mind. Our cloud infrastructure meets stringent regulatory standards laid down for medical records.
dinCloud’s global data centers comply with HIPAA, ISO 27001, NIST 800-53/FI, PCI DSS, SOC Type I and II, SS 507, SS 567 and TVRA. These are some of the leading international standards for security and privacy of sensitive data.
Secure and Reliable Telemedicine
In medical crises like this, where physical interaction between patients and physicians can be very risky, telemedicine can prove to be a lifesaver. However, to execute this medium of providing healthcare, the underlying infrastructure needs to be secure and reliable.
Well, dinCloud’s highly advanced and optimized cloud infrastructure is the perfect platform for telemedicine. All our cloud sessions are secured via end to end encryption, ensuring patient doctor confidentiality in true letter and spirit.
Our vast cloud infrastructure supports both video and voice enabled sessions, making telemedicine so effective as if you’re visiting your physician in person. Using dinCloud’s reliable and secure services, you can consult with healthcare providers safely.
The availability of much needed medical advice remotely, from the comfort and safety of your homes is a major advantage of dinCloud’s services. As cloud powered telemedicine gains more popularity, visits to the hospital and consultants will be minimized.
dinCloud’s Hosted Virtual Desktops, Virtual Servers and Virtual Databases are the perfect stack of cloud solutions for the healthcare sector. If you are also a healthcare provider and want to leverage our cloud solutions, feel free to Contact Us for more details.