3 Reasons Why Your RIS/PACS Should Be on the Cloud

Published February 15,2024

RamSoft has been improving healthcare for over 25 years. Here are the 3 main reasons why we believe your practice needs cloud computing for better patient care.

Cloud computing in radiology has been around for over two decades now, and the benefits are undeniable. In fact, Salesforce, the #1 global CRM had conducted a research study, which concluded that cloud computing allows businesses to “more efficiently run their organizations, better serve their customers, and dramatically increase their overall profit margin” (Salesforce). They have also concluded that 94% of businesses saw an improvement in security after switching to the cloud. While many in the radiology industry still have doubts and concerns about cloud computing, RamSoft® has been deploying its web-based solutions for over 10 years on the cloud and our customers have experienced significant benefits from it.  Cloud PACS has been shown to improve patient care, increase efficiency, and reduce costs compared to traditional on-premise PACS systems. Moving to the cloud is not something of the future, it’s here and working well. That is why we believe all radiology practices should transition to the cloud! Here are three key benefits of transitioning your RIS/PACS from an in-house server to a secure cloud data center: 

1) Reducing Business Costs 

Radiology practices that have their RIS and PACS on the cloud do not have to worry about maintaining or upgrading local servers and back-ups because everything is always up-to-date and safe on the cloud. Less day to day maintenance is required to secure and maintain your patient data because the cloud service provider takes a share of that responsibility. Also, increasing your practice size is simplified on the cloud because you can adjust your storage needs based on demand instead of limiting your growth to the size of your local server. 

2) Implementation and Support 

Because the cloud is always powered by the latest technology in storage and processing power, deploying and maintaining solutions remotely is faster and convenient as it does not require a technician to go on-site to install. Even after deployment, customer access to support is just as easy and convenient since everything is done remotely. 

3) Disaster Proof and Secure from Threats With all data and images on the cloud, your diagnostic imaging data is safe from natural disasters because it is stored and backed up by multiple servers in different locations. Also, your patient data is safer on the cloud from threats because it is maintained by experts that specialize in data security. 

Unite for Better Patient Care 

Yes, the cloud brings all these benefits to healthcare practices and, perhaps, even more. With the cloud, radiology practices can offer the potential for broader interoperability and integration with other systems. For patients, this means fewer wait times, remote access to images and reports, ease of scheduling, faster diagnosis – in other words – better patient care. Join us in this journey of improving patient care and making healthcare practices more efficient and secure. Migrate to the cloud and see the return on investment within the first month. 

Talk to our experts to learn more about how our PowerServer™ products make use of the Cloud About RamSoft 

RamSoft offers the leading Cloud RIS PACS, VNA, Zero-Footprint Viewer,  and Teleradiology software, enabling you to leverage the latest technology, while eliminating capital costs. Built using cutting-edge, single database technology, our radiology, mammography, and enterprise imaging software enables practices to optimize their workflow, cut costs, and overall, improve patient care.