4 Reasons why EMS and non-EMS ambulance companies should use the cloud

January 10th, 2019
4 Reasons why EMS and non-EMS ambulance companies should use the cloud

Emergency medical services (EMS) is the treatment and transport of patients in life-threatening conditions such as car accidents, drownings, and heart attacks. It can also be utilized to transport patients in non-emergency situations if the patient needs critical care during the transport from one medical facility to another. It is staffed by trained medical professionals called emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics.

Healthcare institutions are actively looking for ways to improve the survival rates in emergency rooms. Most in-vehicle medical staff still rely communicate with colleagues over radio systems, which are archaic and not efficient at relaying critical medical information about the patients.

In an industry where every second is a literal life-and-death situation, reliable and fast communication systems are crucial. That’s why digitizing data and operations in healthcare and other industries is now commonplace. In 2007, it was estimated that 94% of all data was stored in digital format. But this solution came with a price. Because company data are now stored in digital format, more businesses, including EMS, are experiencing data breaches and cyberattacks more frequently.

The most practical and efficient solution for a EMS or non EMS ambulance transportation company is to transition from on premise data centers to a private cloud environment built on industry leading data centers like AWS and Microsoft Azure. Forum Info-Tech provides cloud consulting strategy and implementation as well as a unique dashboard to access all your applications and files while you are on the go. Here are a few reasons additional reasons:

#1 State-of-the-art infrastructure

Forum InfoTech can leverage any data center whether it is AWS or Azure to build a private cloud and cutting-edge infrastructure that protects user files and ensures they’re available 99.9% of the time.

EMS and non-EMS organizations use cloud computing's remote resources to eliminate the need to buy additional equipment. The cloud enables users to get their applications to market quickly without worrying about additional costs or maintenance.

The backups in the cloud also minimize the chances of data loss. Forum Info-tech (FIT) leverages state of the art backup software for offsite backups that are stored in other AWS regions and data centers that are safeguarded by multi-layered security software and backup systems. It is also constantly monitored for malware and other potential threats by top-class experts. This comes in handy in an industry like EMS, where the integrity and availability of patient data can mean life or death.

#2 Compliance with California laws

The state of California requires agencies to evaluate cloud computing as an alternative investment for all IT projects under a newly adopted “Cloud First” policy. This ensures that cloud computing plays a major role in delivering state services.

According to the regulations, state agencies are required to evaluate the security of their IT infrastructure and migrate to a reliable cloud computing solution. The policy promotes the use of a cloud service model, such as SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS for all new IT projects whenever feasible.

#3 Application hosting

Forum Infotech is hosting industry leading software applications like EMS-software dispatch and billing solutions for the back office staff. These applications need to be running 24/7 so that there is complete visibility on where all the emergency vehicles are and if they can be routed to another location. There are also costly fines if these systems are down for too long and service level agreements cannot be met. .

With this, your company can focus on more important roles like saving lives while letting us handle all your IT-related functions.

#4 Cost efficiency

Cloud services can be availed at an affordable monthly fee. This eliminates the need to purchase and maintain physical hardware, thus improving IT budgets while cutting down on cooling and electricity costs. You’ll save a lot of money that can be spent on far more important hospital facilities.

If you want to learn more about cloud computing systems, consult with Forum Info-tech and free your healthcare business from traditional IT constraints. LevelCloud is a cloud brand of Forum Info-Tech and specializes in cloud strategy, consulting and virtualization of your entire network, be it software, data, or e-mail. Call us today! Contact us @ (951) 256-4070 or sales@foruminfotech.net

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