Today’s medical professionals don’t have any time to waste. They need to focus as much of their efforts as possible on patient care and accuracy. Thankfully technology is constantly being developed to support those working in the healthcare industry.
Staying up to date on the newest apps and software can help healthcare activities of any size – from small private practices to expansive hospital networks – efficiently meet demand and operate with greater precision.
9 Cloud-Based Tools Built for Healthcare Applications
Here are a few of the latest cloud tools, apps, storage solutions and software that are currently powering the healthcare industry.
1. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
This is an integrated communications and data management platform that works with Microsoft 365 and Azure. It combines video call and text messaging features, with calendars to help organize healthcare personnel and other collaborative tools. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare helps doctors and specialists provide quality care by connecting data across existing sources. Security, compliance, and interoperability are three of the foundational qualities of this cloud platform.
2. Google Cloud Healthcare API
Combining analytics data and machine learning, Google’s Cloud Healthcare API is a secure development environment for building solutions for medical practices. This tool makes it easy to share sensitive data with new applications developed on Google Cloud. It works seamlessly with data processing, analytics, and machine learning platforms.
This cloud-based app was developed specifically per medical training and diagnostics. 3D4Medical makes it possible for students and doctors to see the human anatomy in minute detail and investigate the connection of organs, muscles, and other tissues. It is currently being used in university and clinical settings around the world.
NetApp uses a hybrid cloud infrastructure to provide real-time data management and faster EMR operations. Specifically designed for healthcare and life sciences, NetApp aims to streamline clinical data management and is validated and certified for data security compliance. Not only does it speed up the process of accessing and using data, but it’s now implementing AI to make data analysis and diagnostics faster and more accurate.
5. healow® Cloud-Based Apps
eClinicalWorks offers a whole suite of cloud-based solutions for healthcare professionals. Their popular cloud-based EHR software delivers reliable online access to PHI and secure communications between healthcare providers and patients. In addition, eClinicalWorks has a range of apps that help providers interact with patients and improve care. For example, healow trackers allow patients to monitor blood pressure, blood sugar, physical activity, calorie intake, BMI, and sleep. healow Mom helps expectant mothers track their pregnancy and manage appointments. healow kids provides pediatricians with a way to decrease no-show appointments, communicate with parents, and limit the number of phone calls received. Recently, the company introduced healow CHECK-IN™ enabling contactless appointment confirmations and check-in and Payment Services for convenient online billing.
6. Box for Healthcare
This HIPAA-compliant cloud storage platform was developed to make sharing documents extremely easy while ensuring top-level cybersecurity. All PHI stored on Box is encrypted and and security controls conform with the most current regulations. Because it combines enterprise-grade security with advanced file-sharing, it is trusted by a number of hospitals, health insurance companies, biotech labs, and pharmaceutical corporations.
7. Medscap App
Medscape is the most popular cloud app for physicians and healthcare professionals around the globe. It delivers the latest medical news and information about new treatments and clinical innovations. It has a handy schedule of CME courses available and tracks the user’s professional education credits. The consult features puts physicians and med students in touch to crowdsource solutions for challenging patient cases and clinical treatment options. Plus, it’s free; there are no fees for downloading or subscriptions.
Is an innovative cloud tool aimed at helping physicians and specialists to improve diagnostic accuracy with concise, peer-reviewed content written by medical experts in each specialty. The app makes tons of up-to-date information and images available with a click to speed up differential diagnoses and improve patient care. VisualDX helps healthcare providers consider alternative diagnoses, confirm findings, check for drug interactions, and identify the best treatment options. It is available for desktop and mobile devices and integrates with your current EMR system.
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