Why the health service opts for the cloud?
Just like other companies and institutions, the health service is increasingly opting to work in the cloud, The cloud is a more effective way to reduce security risks and provides staff with access to client files and other data, no matter where they are.
Data protection is hugely important in the health service: Patient information and other data must be stored securely, and that can be a huge challenge for a care institution. Working in the cloud, where data is saved in an external data centre, is a great solution. Professional data centres for cloud storage and cloud applications are highly specialised in this field.
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They comply with NEN7510, the information protection standard in healthcare. These centres are also extremely well secured against break-ins and other serious risks, and all hardware and software is of the very highest quality (Enterprise products). Furthermore, all data is protected under strict European legislation. In short, cloud computing is reliable and secure.
“Data security is one of the major advantages of working in the cloud!”
Working in the cloud reduces cost – you can make savings on everything from IT investments to travel expenses. The cloud also provides increased flexibility, as patient information and other data are always available, no matter where you are. Switching to the cloud often goes hand-in-hand with standardisation, which facilitates cooperation across multiple branches, both for the organisation and the employee.
Healthcare institutions that have recently invested in a local (on-premise) solution can still make the switch to the cloud by opting for a hybrid cloud solution. A hybrid cloud solution is a combination of a local solution and the cloud. This means that existing solutions running locally do not have to be cast aside, enabling you to benefit from the latest cloud innovations right away while modernising your IT environment step by step.
In the cloud, you keep working in the same familiar environment you’re used to – but within a more reliable and more secure framework than that offered by your standard IT solution. Want to find out more about working securely and reliably in the cloud? Download the Eshgro ISAE document for more information!