The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the biggest event to hit the Healthcare industry in the past 100 years. It has generated 16,000 new regulations – and they keep changing. The Healthcare industry is facing an ongoing explosion of data that must be captured, managed, secured, and made available at a moment’s notice for both healthcare professionals and regulatory agencies. If fact, by 2020, global healthcare data will double every three days, putting a massive strain of Healthcare industry data centers. Industry regulations now mandate this data be retained for long periods of time, 30 years or more, be safeguarded, and be managed by strict access controls. Fines for failing these requirements can reach $1 million.
With Archive360, you’re able to onboard, validate, and manage a wide range of clinical information including communications, IoT data, physicians’ notes, recordings, voicemail, administrative documents, research, medical images, and insurance information and consolidate all of it within the very affordable Azure Cloud. This allows organizations to do more with the patient’s healthcare data than simply back up or store it in expensive on premise data centers.
Maintain healthcare data and metadata in its native format
Utilize powerful analytics and reporting to provide the highest level of care
Ensure information is readily accessible whenever its needed
Diagnostic imaging in the healthcare industry continues to grow exponentially every year as CT scans, MRIs, tomography, X-rays, and other formats, are more heavily prescribed by physicians and hospitals. Healthcare organizations need affordable, alternative long-term storage of DICOM files that enable them to reduce data center costs while ensuring compatibility with Picture Archive and Communications Systems (PACS).
By adopting an Azure-based solution to support the long-term storage of DICOM files, healthcare organizations can greatly reduce on premise storage costs while ensuring regulatory compliance and continued access. A major benefit includes being able to achieve this strategy while consolidating diagnostic imaging, data, and communications from across disparate PACS silos into a single, secure and affordable archive in the Azure Cloud. without affecting patient care and raising the overall costs of healthcare administration.
THE MORE EFFICIENT AND LOWER COST SOLUTION
Archive2Azure simplifies workflows and reduces the cost to manage and access DICOM and other digital images stored across multiple PACS. This capability is critical as more healthcare organizations undergo mergers and acquisitions, requiring them to quickly and affordably integrate disparate digital systems into a single, compliant cloud archive where historical data and images can be stored and accessed on an ongoing basis without incurring additional hardware, software or support costs.
By adding a cost-effective storage and management layer to the PACS (Fig. 1), Archive2Azure leverages the customer’s policies and Azure tenant to automatically move historical images for long-term storage in the cloud, as well as easy retrieval based date created/last accessed or patient status.
Compliance for highly regulated industries such as healthcare can be a complicated process when it comes to archiving and managing clinical and application data, as well as electronic communications. Archive360 helps you proactively meet the requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Affordable Care Act (ACA), so you’re able to discover, search, secure and ensure the compliance of private healthcare information —so your team can focus more on improving patient outcomes, and less time of data compliance.
Archive360 solutions help you ensure that your unstructured clinical data and communications is managed, protected and kept in full compliance by enabling you to:
Preserve legal chain of custody with full audit trails while ensuring inalterability
Ensure information immutability via write once, read many (WORM) storage
Implement powerful policy-based compliance with full auditing and reporting capabilities
Quickly respond to legal holds and eDiscovery requests with powerful search and case management
Whether it’s unstructured healthcare data or sensitive patient communications, Archive360 has your security covered. Archive360 solutions protect your information, enforce access control, data retention and disposition policies, and maximize your control and security so you can rest assured that your data is safeguarded both in-transit and at rest in the cloud.
We achieve this by providing you with comprehensive and robust safeguards, such as powerful encryption, secure access control, risk management, process auditing and monitoring to prevent breach, loss of data, or unauthorized access to private information.