Healthcare professionals around the world are realizing that Cloud access is making it easier for them to share and access medical images while away from their office or while they are mobile, giving them more flexibility. Sharing medical images for second opinion, with other experts and even patients is an increasingly important aspect of patient care. Utilizing the cloud to enable sharing allows us to control access to these images without exposing them or violating the privacy of a patient.
Every physician understands the need for insurance. No doctor would practice without it - but have you considered insurance for your medical image storage? If you store medical images, the Cloud is a very viable alternative that can provide you with the assurances you require.
Neurologists and doctors in charge of treating strokes and other brain damage often have a limited amount of time in which to act following the onset of symptoms. This time period has been dubbed the "golden hour" since patients who arrive at the hospital within an hour have a much better chance of surviving, receiving effective treatment, and avoiding long-term brain damage.
This is a guest post by Jyotin Gambhir, of SecureFLO, based in Arlington, Massachusetts.
Security is a crucial topic of conversation when discussing picture archiving and communication system (PACS) options. Image-based medical records are not only considered sensitive information that requires special handling, they also hold value from a cyber security perspective, as hackers and other threat actors seek to obtain secure medical information.
Given that these concerns can translate into significant regulatory, business and legal problems for health care facilities, security around PACS and medical image sharing is a critical conversation to have - but where should you start?