Hot Cloud Storage: The Healthy Choice for Medical and Life Sciences Data

There’s no denying the impact of ever-increasing volumes of data in medical and life sciences organizations. The bottom line is that people are living longer and healthier lives as a result of innovations in nearly every aspect of medicine, and data is the raw material that powers it all.

Ongoing innovations in digital imaging systems, electronic health records and smart medical devices are helping hospital systems and physicians more effectively diagnose and treat illnesses, improving patient outcomes while simultaneously enabling patients to be integral partners in their own health and wellness through wearables and personalized medicine.

And advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions are helping researchers and medical equipment manufacturers accelerate discoveries, shortening drug-development and product lifecycles as they continue to evolve their use of technology.

But the fact of the matter is that organizations are struggling to keep pace with the skyrocketing data growth that comes along with the underlying technological innovations that is powering this reinvention.

Medical imaging systems (ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, etc.), genomic sequencers and smart medical devices are generating an ever-increasing volume and velocity of data that is shattering what we used to think of as “normal” data growth trends.

And while “Big Data” has been a buzzword across many industries for years, we really have only just begun to see truly BIG DATA.

The bad news?

Traditional on-premises storage solutions and first-generation cloud storage services like Amazon S3 are simply too costly and complex for storing massive datasets.

So if you’re going to take advantage of all of this data, how do you store it and use it without making it an exponentially increasing piece of your technology budget?

It’s time to look beyond on-prem and Cloud storage 1.0 solutions to the next generation of storage.

The good news?

Wasabi’s hot cloud storage is a new breed of cloud storage, what we call Cloud Storage 2.0. Fast, ultra-low-priced storage for any purposeincluding storing vast amounts of medical and health data of all kinds, including:

  • Electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and vendor-neutral archiving (VNA) systems libraries
  • Internet of Things (IoT) data from wearables, smart devices, patient sensors and drug delivery systems
  • Research and machine data for drug discovery, clinical trials, predictive and preventive modeling, genome sequencing and precision medicine

Wasabi hot cloud storage can help healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers reduce storage cost and complexity, and improve collaboration and data sharing.

Distributed teams can use Wasabi as a central data repository for joint research programs, information sharing and cooperative diagnostics.

Dispersed researchers can work together on large-scale genomics projects to accelerate the pace of discovery.

Global equipment manufacturers can share data across geographies to improve business performance.

Independent healthcare organizations can exchange EMRs and EHRs to streamline interactions and improve patient experiences.

And remote clinicians can share medical images and diagnostic reports to boost productivity and improve patient care.

Wasabi Helps Healthcare Providers Comply with HIPAA and HITECH Regulations

U.S. Healthcare providers can use Wasabi to maintain electronic healthcare records in accordance with Federal HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) regulations.

Wasabi is engineered to ensure the privacy and integrity of protected health information. The service is built and managed according to security best practices and standards, with HIPAA patient privacy and data security requirements in mind. Schellman & Company, an independent CPA, audited Wasabi’s security architecture, systems and practices, and confirmed Wasabi complies with HIPAA/HITECH security and privacy rules.

Next Steps?

Read our healthcare and life sciences solution brief and HIPAA and HITECH white paper, and try a free 30-day 1TB trial.

 

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