If your company deals in healthcare, you already understand the importance of security and privacy, but does your cloud provider?
Current healthcare reforms mean that your organization must be able to ensure that sensitive patient data is protected at all costs. Not only does that protect your patients but your company as well - as you avoid fines and penalties, and it ensures the trust and well-being of your patients.
Here are three things to consider when choosing a cloud service and disaster recovery provider.
1. Can It Protect High-Risk Data?
2. How Does It Handle Data?
In today's healthcare world, you need to be able to utilize more and more technology at a quicker rate. The data your cloud provider collects needs to be captured, used, and shared—at a moment's notice—via email, shared documentation, or some other specific application. Your patient's life may depend on it.
3. Is It Cost-Effective?
While regulations and security are important, it's also important to consider the cost-effectiveness of cloud service and data recovery.
While many small healthcare businesses and facilities may stay in-house, the cost of upholding hardware and servers—as well as the time demands on an IT team providing constant updates and back-ups—can be overwhelming. By switching to a cloud service provider, the company can free up team members' time and resources.