Imaging Cloud Solution
The Imaging Cloud Solution from Essential Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (EESi) offers medical practices a comprehensive, yet cost-effective, solution for protecting and storing DICOM images in compliance with HIPAA and HITECH standards. Powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), this robust solution provides instant, on-premises access to all of your current studies plus automatic transmission and synchronization of all studies to the cloud for back-up, archival and recovery. All data is transmitted securely with 256-bit AES encryption, stored within the AWS hardened infrastructure and accessible only by using a unique user authentication key. Plus, multiple, redundant copies of the images are archived within the cloud to further protect against loss or damage.
With a low fixed monthly fee, no long-term contracts and a simple tiered structure, the Imaging Cloud Solution delivers enterprise-level reliability, scalability and security at private practice prices. Depending upon your current configuration, you will use either the Imaging Cloud Gateway or the Imaging Cloud Connector to safely and securely back-up to the cloud.
The Imaging Cloud Connector
The Imaging Cloud Connector, now standard in all EESi PACS Archives, supports automatic image compression and encryption for storage in the AWS cloud and enables connectivity with the cloud for back-up. When enabled, your EESi PACS Archive will serve as your primary storage repository for image studies, with secondary back-up of your archive in the AWS cloud. Local access to all of your imaging studies enables rapid retrieval and provides uninterrupted viewing in case of a cloud outage or loss of connectivity. While secondary back-up to the cloud gives your practice a cost-effective solution for disaster recovery and HIPAA compliance.
The Imaging Cloud Gateway
For practices with another vendor’s PACS Archive Solution, or without the Imaging Cloud Connector as part of their EESi PACS Archive solution, the Imaging Cloud Gateway can serve as your bridge to the cloud. Like the Imaging Cloud Connector, the Imaging Cloud Gateway supports automatic image compression, encryption and connectivity to the AWS cloud from your existing PACS solution. Although it has limited storage capabilities, the Imaging Cloud Gateway does allow you to store your most recent studies(~ 6 months worth of studies) locally for rapid access and retrieval. Additionally, imaging studies are transmitted and stored in the AWS cloud to ensure compliance with HIPAA and other government regulations.
Together the AWS cloud and the Imaging Cloud Solutions offer the perfect balance of accessibility, reliability and security. By utilizing Imaging Cloud Solutions, you will enjoy:
- Vendor neutral archive
- Simplified HIPAA compliance
- Secure, encrypted, redundant off-site cloud storage
- Isolation from cloud outages
- Automatic resumption and transparent cloud updating
- Local access to the most recent studies
- Low fixed monthly fee
- Backed by the AWS Service Level Agreement
- Retention of full image ownership
- No minimum storage requirements
- Unlimited automatic scalability
- Disaster recovery included
- Hardware maintenance included on active accounts