How To Excise The Risk Of Storing Healthcare Data In The Cloud

Doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations are becoming ever-more reliant on diagnostic imaging via X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, tomography, and other formats. With increased usage of these types of images comes increased volume of data known as Digital Imaging in Communications in Medicine (DICOM) files.The situation is exacerbated since DICOM images, which are a major consumer of storage, are part of patient-related healthcare data, alongside physician and clinician reports and other patient communications. While advances in the quality of diagnostic imaging technologies have come hand in hand with the wider use of digital imaging as a diagnostic tool, there has been a related consequence: larger file sizes and more data that healthcare organizations must secure, store, and make readily accessible to doctors and other healthcare providers.