Digital technologies are actively integrating into the health care system today. They allow you to increase the availability of medicine, simplify the work of doctors, improve the quality of medical advice, and reduce the load on the healthcare system.
Medical data is increasingly being digitized. The development of the safe sharing of health information can provide doctors with data for collaboration, trending, tracking treatment effectiveness, etc.
So what IT solutions in healthcare help manage data more effectively?
EMR and EHR Solutions
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) allow the storage of information about a patient, keeping his entire medical history, saving prescription and drug data, and organizing and analyzing available data for both the patient himself and his doctor.
These solutions can contain a complete history about a person's visits to different medical institutions, results of tests and vaccinations, and data on allergies and all diseases.
This allows doctors to quickly get complete information about a person, more accurately prescribe treatment, and significantly reduce the amount of paperwork.
Electronic health records (EHRs) have advantages for doctors and their patients:
the bureaucracy is reduced
shorter time to collect information about a person
a patient receives treatment faster
the higher general level of medical services.
With the increasing use and exchange of electronic data, the need for its security is growing. Quality health care needs to meet this demand.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulates the patient data protection standard. All healthcare companies and associations are required to comply with HIPAA requirements.
Technical protection measures of HIPAA require access control, allowing only authorized personnel to access ePHI (electronic Protected Health Information).
HIPAA Compliance Amazon AWS
Human health information is an important and sensitive topic for any patient. Everyone wants to keep it a secret. HIPAA-compliant cloud storage makes this process more accessible, convenient, and safer for patients, staff, and stakeholders.
Amazon AWS is a universal solution for cloud computing.
The main advantages:
An extensive set of AWS cloud services with PHI protection
Reliable documentation and architecture examples for compliance.
If data storage and cloud storage aren't enough, AWS has many services that encrypt patient data from APIs to cloud computing. In addition, to file storage and backup, Amazon AWS offers object storage through Amazon S3. This allows the integration of a hospital website into the entire Amazon AWS cloud computing ecosystem.