Healthcare providers all across the nation are shifting to modern Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. Some of them are pure cloud-based while others are cloud enabled. True cloud EHR systems have remarkably reduced initial investments on hardware, hosting as well as for ongoing costs such as maintenance, upgrades, etc. Cloud EHR systems also improve accessibility; users can access the systems with just an internet browser from anywhere at any time and would enjoy more benefits then having a locally installed system.
Let’s discuss features of a cloud system.
When a medical organization needs more bandwidth than routine, a cloud-based service can instantly meet the demand because of the vast capacity of the vendor’s remote servers – something that is not possible with server-based systems.
When organizations rely on cloud services, they no longer need complicated disaster recovery plans. Cloud computing providers take care of most issues, and they do it faster. There is no need to maintain separate backups.
Cloud-based EHR suppliers maintain servers and security updates themselves freeing up their customers’ time and resources for other tasks.
No capital investments
There is no need for capital expenditure at all when dealing with cloud-based EHR software. Since cloud systems are much faster to deploy, organizations have minimal project start-up costs and ongoing operating expenses.
Cloud computing EHRs increase collaboration by allowing all employees to sync up and work on documents and shared apps simultaneously. They can follow colleagues and records to receive critical updates in real time.
Nearly 800,000 laptops are lost each year in airports alone. This can have some serious monetary implications, but when everything is stored in the cloud, EHR data can still be accessed no matter what happens to a machine.
Scalability and speed
Health enterprises can quickly scale up or scale down their cloud services as per demand, during hours of maximum activity, while launching campaigns, etc. Cloud services are most usually reliable, since many service providers have data centers in multiple locations for keeping the processing near users.