Amazon Web Services use in healthcare
Why should you use AWS cloud services for a health care company?
When it comes to health care, there's no room for error. That's why so many companies are turning to AWS services to help keep their data safe and secure. By using the cloud-based platform, health care providers can rest easy knowing that their patients' information is always accessible and protected.
According to a recent study, 76 percent of health care companies use cloud computing, with 40 percent using it for storing patient records. While using the cloud is a growing trend, many health and life sciences companies are not aware of the benefits that Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides, which is the leading public cloud provider in the world today. That's a shame, because AWS offers a variety of services that can give health care providers peace-of-mind while lowering costs and increasing efficiency.
How is AWS helpful in healthcare?
AWS provides several features that are perfect for the health care industry, including:
-Security: With AWS, you can create an isolated network for your data that is only accessible by authorized users. You can also encrypt your data to ensure that it remains confidential.
-Scalability: AWS allows you to quickly scale up or down as needed, ensuring that your resources are always in line with your needs. This is important for a health care company, which may experience peaks and valleys in demand throughout the year.
-Flexibility: With AWS, you can choose the services that best meet your needs. Whether you need compute power, storage space, or networking capabilities, AWS has you covered. You can also easily integrate with other systems and applications.
BeCloud AWS solutions for healthcare include:
AWS Security and Compliance Center
A collection of tools that help you comply with HIPAA as well as other regulations.
AWS Key Mangement Service (KMS)
Allows you to create, use, rotate, and destroy keys on demand.
AWS Elastic Compute cloud (EC2)
Secure hosting capabilities that are scalable and flexible enough to meet your needs no matter how big or small they are
AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)
A cloud storage system designed specifically for storing and retrieving large amounts of data quickly and reliably.
AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Allows you to launch AWS resources into your own isolated virtual network within AWS.
Provides the database management capabilities that are critical for managing patient data, including backup, recovery, replication, security, and scalability.
AWS Simple Queue Service (SQS)
An interface between applications and queues that allows one application to send messages to another without users having to write custom code.
AWS Simple Notification Service (SNS)
Offers a simple, secure way to send notifications to your customers. AWS SNS can notify your users of new messages, changes to existing messages, or events.
AWS Identity and Access management (IAM)
Helps you control access to AWS resources.
Offers an easy-to-use service that records all changes made to your AWS resources.
Provides a fast and cost-effective way to transcribe audio files.
A service that helps you find and secure sensitive data within your AWS environment. This can be useful for preventing breaches and protecting patient data from unauthorized access.
AWS Simple Email Service (SES)
Amazon Simple Email Service offers secure and reliable email sending services that can be used to send notifications or messages to your users.
Amazon RDS provides the database management capabilities that are critical for managing patient data, including backup, recovery, replication, security, and scalability.
AWS Simple Queue Service (SQS)
Amazon SQS is an interface between applications and queues that allows one application to send messages to another without users having to write custom code.
A popular service among health-care organizations that helps them manage the maintenance, versioning, and discovery of AI models used to help people access and diagnose healthcare records.
AWS Advantages for healthcare professionals
- An extensive library of pre-built cloud services
Amazon AWS has an extensive list of pre-built cloud services that you can rely on to help you improve your IT infrastructure. Healthcare providers can use this service to help make their work easier so they can provide the best possible care to their patients.
- An extensive partner network
Amazon AWS has an extensive partner network where you can find a number of partners who offer services designed to help you get the most out of AWS. BeCloud is one of those partners that can help you get the most out of AWS' cloud services.
- Reduced costs and administrative overheads
AWS has lower costs than hosting servers internally when resources are managed and sized appropriately. This makes it easier for healthcare providers to run their business because AWS provides them with all the benefits of a cloud provider at no charge or requiring low overhead costs.
Technical Debt Disadvantage
Medical offices spend thousands of dollars on hardware, software, and support. It is easy to get stuck paying for unused resources whether on premises or in the cloud. And costs can quickly add up when utilizing cloud resources if they are not monitored and controlled. It is essential that you know exactly how much you need and use from AWS to make sure you don't overspend on cloud resources. BeCloud is an AWS partner that can negate technical debt to make sure your cloud costs are in proper alignment.
In addition, AWS offers a "cloud calculator" that BeCloud utilizes to determine the quantity of AWS resources you need. Because it can be difficult for companies to determine what services fit clinic needs, Clinics hire certified partners like Becloud to recommend proper migration strategies.
There were many other great Amazon services that didn't make this list but are also worth noting. With so many excellent services from one company, it can be overwhelming to choose the right ones for your business. The best approach is to identify what your organization needs, then see where Amazon Web Services has a service that can help you meet those needs.
Healthcare organizations could leverage AWS for a variety of different uses, but without a plan in place it can be hard to determine which tools and services should be migrated and how. Becloud has certified Amazon Architects with valuable experience in EHR and medical equipment integration. Contact us for a free consultation.