I’d choose cloud services for the reason that our hospital as the same as others are cutting off non-medical related budgets as well as to minimalize our IT resources and spending.
So I will make the doctor’s appointments as easy as possible and the patient can do it anytime and anywhere like they can go on a web browser on their mobile and do it.
The type of cloud services that I’d choose will be “SaaS.” The Saas does nor requires our staff and patient to install any application, and it is easy to use. We only have to study how to manage the dashboard and how to be always kept in touch with the SaaS services provider. I think our hospital executive can get how easy it is to use the services and how saving it is. The only thing that I have to prepare myself is the safety and privacy of the patient’s data. so I did some quick research to find out the right services provider. I picked up “Slack” for an example. I went to their website, searching for “Privacy and Terms” then sections about Privacy and Safety. There are tons of information on how they treat protected health data, how they keep the data, how they disclose the data and even how they will manage in case of disaster and data breaches. In the security practices, they also mentioned about standards they adopted to comply with their services, and they are a HIPAA compliant. I think every type of cloud or even traditional data management system has its own risk. The most important is how we manage our system and how we always are prepared for any worst-case scenario.
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