Should You Move Your
Practice To The Cloud?
Cloud computing is a concept that could possibly save your practice quite a bit of money on software, hardware, upgrades and services.
Instead of purchasing hardware and software for your office, you can use “the cloud” to put your programs, even your EMR, on a highly secure “super-server” online. All you need is an Internet connection to your office and you’re good to go.
There’s a good chance that MOST of the software applications you use every day are now “software as a service” applications. In other words, you don’t have to install them on your server or PC – you simply access the software on a pay-as-you-go model for only the licenses, space and features you use. This gives you the ability to access highly sophisticated software and functionality at a fraction of the cost – or even for free – and without long-term commitments.
Want To Find Out If Your Practice Is Ready For The Cloud?
It is quickly becoming unnecessary for some medical practices to purchase and maintain an on-site server. Now doctors can host one or more of their applications, data, e-mail and other functions “in the cloud,” in off-site, highly secure, high-availability “utility” companies that have far more power and resources than you could ever logically have on-site as a small business. And with devices getting cheaper and Internet connectivity exploding, cloud computing is suddenly a very smart, viable option for small business owners.
Free Cloud Readiness Assessment Reveals How Your Practice Can Benefit From A Move To The Cloud
What Are The Benefits Of Cloud Computing?
- Eliminates the need for expensive server upgrades and allows you to use cheaper devices (PCs, etc.) to get the same work done.
- Frees you to access applications from any device and any location. All you need is an Internet connection.
- Built-in disaster recovery and business continuity.
- Only pay for what you need and use (utility pricing)