Healthcare facilities strive to provide the best care possible for their patients. While a lot of focus goes into quality treatments or phenomenal communication and bedside manner, these facilities must also invest in their computer systems and data storage. This is why many facilities are moving to cloud computing—specifically to Microsoft Azure. Despite early industry-wide concerns about security, reliability, and other technical uncertainties, Azure has proven itself as a flexible, effective, and compliant cloud solution. Is your practice ready to reap the benefits of moving to the cloud? Learn how migrating to Azure can help your healthcare facility with this overview.
Consistent, Standardized Data
Healthcare facilities store files upon files of invaluable information and records. Easy access to these records is a critical part of efficient patient care. Microsoft Azure creates a consistent and standardized database to act as the sole access point for this information. This centralized storage space makes it easy for multiple authorized individuals to access the records they need. Additionally, automated notifications and reminders help you and your staff stay on top of vital information. Cloud computing organizes healthcare records, eliminating headaches and making it easier to provide better patient care.
One of the ways migrating to Azure can help your healthcare facility is by balancing the aforementioned accessibility with tight security. Healthcare facilities have a duty to protect patient records from both internal and external data breaches. Azure provides security measures to prevent mistakes and misuse of this information. This ensures your critical records are safe from cyber-attacks and other unauthorized access. These measures also keep your facility in line with state, federal, and industry-wide security and compliance standards, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Azure and other Microsoft services undergo audits to ensure they can help you adhere to these and other regulations necessary to the healthcare industry. When you migrate to Azure, you can utilize its services and resources to keep patients’ health information secure.
Flexibility and Scalability
Your cloud solution should fit the specific needs of your facility. That’s why Azure prides itself on providing for businesses as they grow. Azure allows you to upscale and downscale your software programs and other IT resources as needed. This quick and easy adaptability means you will always have the services you need without experiencing network downtime or other technical mishaps. Make sure your facility can keep up with the ever-changing standards, regulations, and innovations of the healthcare industry by choosing the cloud solutions that fit you and your needs.
With Atmosera’s free Microsoft Azure migration services, you can quickly move your facility over to the cloud solution you need. We’ll make the process as seamless as possible so you and your staff can focus on the patient care that makes your facility so great.