What is the Difference Between EMR in a Cloud and EMR on a Server?


January 1st, 2010 -
Vikram Maindan
/ 2 Min Read

Your Decision Based on Education

January 1, 2010

There are a couple of different ways of employing an EMR in your practice – but which system is best for me and my practice? What are the differences, and what are the benefits to whichever system I select?

“Cloud computing” is a new idea, but what is the definition? Per Wikipedia.com,  the term “cloud” is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the cloud drawing used to depicted the Internet in computer network diagrams as an abstraction of the underlying infrastructure it represents. Typical cloud computing providers deliver common business applications online accessible from a web browser , while the software and data are stored on servers. This system is commonly known as ASP or Application Service Provider.

This type of EMR deployment is HIPAA compliant and is Patient Record Privacy Secure – meaning that all patient records are kept securely. Many practicing physicians participate in the act of Online Banking, Bill Paying and Credit Card Acceptance for Service Co-Pays and Services Rendered. But why not feel certain the same privacy security is in place? It is. Just for HIPAA compliance, a patient’s record is more secure in an EMR system than they are in the traditional paper charting method.  E-Security is more secure for privacy, and data hacking is more difficult than paper theft.

“Client server” systems are just as secure – with strong benefits to be realized. Data retrieval is just as reliable and just as strong as with ASP. This is a choice if the practice is larger in size and speed can be compromised by an unstable, unreliable internet connection. Every practice is different, based on geography and internet hub accessibility.  The age of the building and number of users at any moment can determine the speed of data being sent and data being received at any point during the day.

Many EMR software companies report a statistic of a vast majority of smaller medical practices (those with four medical providers or less) choose the Cloud Computing/ASP route for a variety of personal practice reasons.

Conclusion: Physician COMFORT is the key. We can help deploy EMR of your specialty whichever application is best for you; including a Hybrid of the different choices. Please feel free to call today for any questions.

www.prognoCIS.com


Contact PrognoCIS To Discuss The EHR Needs Of Your Medical Practice

Find out whether our electronic health record software is the right choice for you

Request Demo Download EHR PDF

Recent Posts

Please fill in your details with the best contact email and phone number.
We look forward to connecting with you.

Contact Us

All our promotional offers are as individual and unique as the practices and clinics we support.

We look forward to exploring the potential benefits and offers prognoCIS has for you.

Please fill in your details with the best contact email and phone number.

All our promotional offers are as individual and unique as the practices and clinics we support.

We look forward to exploring the potential benefits and offers prognoCIS has for you.

Please fill in your details with the best contact email and phone number.

Need Help?
We're Here To Assist You

Would you like to see an example of this?


Feel free to contact us, and I will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.

Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

PrognoCIS Demo

We would like to invite you to take a demonstration of PrognoCIS EHR to fully appreciate the depth of content, features and simplicity of use.

Please choose your preferred method of contact.