How Can A Traditional Hospital Benefit From AWS?

We all come across multiple challenges in our day-to-day activities. The key to success is to learn how to solve them by benefiting from continually improving technological achievements.

If you are managing a hospital, you might have several outstanding issues that can be solved with the help of the cloud.

For instance, what do you do if you have old computers that can’t perform with expected productivity to store your growing database, integrate with HER, etc.? Replacing old computers with new ones will lead to significant capital expenses. There are also the issues of upgrading and maintaining them. It is obvious that this is a temporary solution; eventually any new equipment becomes outdated again. This is exactly the situation where moving to the cloud has absolutely no disadvantages.

AWS (Amazon Web Services) offers multiple services and offerings that will mitigate the described problem. By using Amazon Elastic Cloud – EC2 you receive on-demand compute capacity in the cloud. As a result, you will receive reliable and scalable infrastructure that will be easy to manage. In addition to that, due to the massive scale of Amazon services (external), this solution will be cost effective. All these obvious benefits will ease your life as a manager.

There are other instances when using the cloud can benefit a hospital. As we all know, most hospitals have a significant number of seasonal staff. Although it might be cost efficient and beneficial from a management perspective, it creates challenges with an uneven load on the IT infrastructure. If all your resources are on premises, you have to pay as if you are in high season all year round. With the help of services provided by AWS, you will be able to balance your load and pay only for the resources you consume. Amazon EC2 with its Auto Scaling function enables control of the number of EC2 instances. AWS VPC controls access to EC2 instances, which will allow all the necessary staff to log into your system. AWS Elastic Load Balance will balance the workload between EC2 instances and increase the overall fault tolerance. With AWS Management Console or AWS Command Line, you’d be able to define custom Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) and speed up the application deployment process with AWS CloudFormation templates. And let’s not forget to mention the Amazon Rational Database Service (RDS) that could be used as a persistent storage.

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These two examples show that keeping up with technology can be incredibly easy and beneficial for your business. Moving to the cloud can solve multiple issues and open up great opportunities. Do not hesitate to explore them! If you need a guide to the cloud, feel free to Contact Us.

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