By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators publish new report on Radiology. According to news originating from Valhalla, New York, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The purpose of this article is to discuss the concept of cloud technology, its role in medical applications and radiology, the role of the radiologist in using and accessing these vast resources of information, and privacy concerns and HIPAA compliance strategies. Cloud computing is the delivery of shared resources, software, and information to computers and other devices as a metered service."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Radiology, "This technology has a promising role in the sharing of patient medical information and appears to be particularly suited for application in radiology, given the field's inherent need for storage and access to large amounts of data. The radiology cloud has significant strengths, such as providing centralized storage and access, reducing unnecessary repeat radiologic studies, and potentially allowing radiologic second opinions more easily. There are significant cost advantages to cloud computing because of a decreased need for infrastructure and equipment by the institution. Private clouds may be used to ensure secure storage of data and compliance with HIPAA. In choosing a cloud service, there are important aspects, such as disaster recovery plans, uptime, and security audits, that must be considered."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Given that the field of radiology has become almost exclusively digital in recent years, the future of secure storage and easy access to imaging studies lies within cloud computing technology."
For more information on this research see: Extended Outlook: Description, Utilization, and Daily Applications of Cloud Technology in Radiology. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2013;201(6):W809-W811. American Journal of Roentgenology can be contacted at: Amer Roentgen Ray Soc, 1891 Preston White Dr, Subscription Fulfillment, Reston, VA 22091, USA (see also Radiology).
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from P. Gerard, Westchester Cty Med Center, Dept. of Radiol, Valhalla, NY 10595, United States. Additional authors for this research include N. Kapadia, P.T. Chang, J. Acharya, M. Seiler and Z. Lefkovitz.
Keywords for this news article include: Valhalla, New York, Radiology, Technology, United States, North and Central America
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