Not only the key drivers in the industry have been adapting to cloud-based systems. Cloud computing has gained significant space, providing advances in many areas, with emphasis on the health sector. Technology allows exploring different possibilities, such as sharing information between doctors and patients in a safe and efficient way.

Health benefits of the cloud

The health benefits of cloud computing are appreciable. Follow the main ones:

Dynamic information management

With the cloud, it became easier to store information between the medical team and the patients. Medical records, exams and images stored and shared in a more structured way, reducing the risk of document loss. Patient histories can be consulted, facilitating evaluations and diagnoses. In general terms, the professional has access to data such as the number of times a particular patient has been hospitalized, their medications and exams, which favors treatment.

Helps in the diagnosis

In the cloud, patient data can be accessed by doctors and patients from anywhere, allowing them to build a relationship that facilitates care, consultations, diagnoses and treatment as a whole. The information also serves to generate reports of common illnesses in specific periods, as well as in the diagnosis by crossing the symptoms with the diseases stored in the cloud.

Savings on data storage

Servers have proved to be a point of attention for healthcare organizations, however cloud computing allows them to reduce storage costs. Data can also be accessed from multiple locations and is safe from failures and accidents.

Enables clinical research

Cloud solutions enable high-performance solutions in the investigation process. Physical servers are often less comprehensive than the cloud, which made it more expensive to develop new drugs, techniques and treatments.

Increases telemedicine capabilities

The cloud, along with other devices, make it possible to provide healthcare at a distance. It is possible to consult with the patient while in another city or country, tele-surgeries, in addition to monitoring distant patients.

Allows combined efforts to share data

The cloud's ability to collect and utilize information is not restricted to the hospital, as healthcare organizations can combine this technology and share healthcare data to develop more consistent and comprehensive datasets. In this way, it is possible to learn from systems and share information relevant to fighting diseases, for example.

Innovation is more accessible

Many of the benefits of cloud computing are obtainable without large IT staffs or exorbitant budgets. Cloud computing is seen as an investment and not as a cost to institutions. Not to mention that one of the advantages is the payment of data consumed.

The cloud brings a range of benefits to everyone, and it is up to health professionals to know the possibilities and add them to their procedures and daily lives. The information will be secure and bring more confidence to both sides: professionals and patients.

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