One of the biggest advantages that a Cloud based solution offers is the ability to collaborate with other physicians. Since childhood, the notion of teamwork is drilled into us. However, for the most part, working in concert has been a little difficult in the world of modern medicine. I’m not talking about in the Operating Theater, I’m referring to everything else. Outside that OT or OR, there really is a lack of real time collaboration. But wait! We have good news: you can now put those skills to work as you finally have the resources to collaborate with countless specialists around the world...in real time.
The answer is YES! You most certainly can integrate Horos and OsiriX the Cloud. If you are experiencing issues with the capacity or sharing abilities of your current solution being sub par, rest assured, you’re asking the right question. However, while your viewer can connect to the Cloud, you cannot just pick any random Cloud PACS at random. In fact, there are a few conditions and caveats that you need to take into account to determine if a particular Cloud service will integrate with Horos.
Are you ready to take the next step and move to the Cloud? -That’s great! It may be time for an update from your local onsite PACS solution, or perhaps you’re ready to move past using your desktop viewer (like Horos or OsiriX) as your stand alone solution. Either way, we’re here to help. As with any relationship, constant and clear communication is a critical factor to ensure an optimal relationship where you get the most out of your Cloud PACS vendor. It will make your entire transition that much easier....The following are 4 important things to keep in mind during this process.
Although cloud-based picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) are in vogue as of late, they're not a panacea for your practice. It's likely that there will always be a demand for an onsite PACS that does not require you to be permanently connected to the internet to view your medical imaging studies.
While the benefits of a cloud PACS are real and very different than those of an onsite PACS, using both, an onsite and cloud PACS in their optimal manner can enhance your use of medical imaging and keep your costs under control.
To get the best advantages from your onsite and cloud-based PACS, some medical practices have begun using cloud storage as a supplement to their existing PACS and vice versa. So, what are the advantages of keeping studies in the cloud and what are the factors that should play into your PACs architectural decision?