Customized Cloud PACS for Your Specific Needs

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?

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Topics: medical imaging, onsite pacs, PACS backup, cloud-based PACS

4 Things You Need to Know About Transitioning to a Cloud PACS

Once you have decided to make the switch from a traditional onsite picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) to a cloud-based PACS solution, there are a number of items you should be sure you are thinking through. Planning out your transition to the cloud can look like a daunting task without the proper guidance.

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Topics: cloud pacs, onsite pacs

Is Your Medical Practice Becoming a Data Center? Rethink Your PACS Strategy

Many medical professionals, including radiologists and surgeons, rely heavily upon medical imaging resources. That's because, as part of their role, they need a way to access images for diagnosis, archive these images within a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and share them with patients, as well as other medical professionals.

While this functionality is essential for providing quality care, what many practices often don't realize are the time and costs associated with maintaining an onsite PACS as their facility's data grows. With increased data comes an increased need for additional hardware, security protocols, IT staff salaries and expenses on utilities, including electric and cooling to ensure the hardware continues to operate smoothly.

For a practice owner, as these costs start to build, and responsibilities for managing hardware become a more costly and time-intensive task, you might be asking yourself, "How did my medical practice morph into a data center?"

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Topics: cloud pacs, onsite pacs

Hybrid PACS: Offsite Cloud and Onsite Image Archives

Whether you’re a practice owner trying to decide on the right image management approach, a hospital IT specialist tasked with upgrading outdated hardware or somewhere in between, you have probably heard about the potential benefits of a cloud-based picture archiving and communication system (PACS).

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Topics: cloud pacs, onsite pacs, hybrid pacs

Cloud or On-Site PACS? 5 Steps to Determining Which is Right for You


To use the cloud or not to use the cloud, that is the question. While locating your PACS in the cloud has become much more popular in the past few years, both cloud and on-site PACS have their specific merits. To cut through the confusion, we have outlined 5 considerations that should help you navigate this decision for your practice and answer the common question: Cloud or On-Site PACS?

 

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Topics: cloud pacs, Purview Cloud, onsite pacs, PACS, cloud backup, PACS backup

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