It’s critically important for small and medium-sized businesses navigating today’s digital age to understand how the ever-changing technological landscape can directly impact present and future performance. It’s a symbiotic relationship: As tech evolves, the demand intensifies for equally advanced IT software and services to support it.
Perhaps nowhere else is this more evident than within the medical field—particularly, regarding servers.
Servers are specifically engineered to manage, store, send and process data 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Featuring a wide variety of functions, the benefits of adding a server to your company can far outweigh any shortcomings.
In the medical industry, these advantages ring especially true, when considering the high expectations, productivity and consistency required to excel. With healthcare practices now operating in state-of-the-art facilities and records migrating from paper to electronic storage, incorporating the right server strategy can greatly influence how you go about utilizing these new and improved changes.
Adding another server to your medical practice holds significant benefits for your company and its overall performance.
“It is important that medical practices that store their own data have redundant environments in order to ensure uptime. This boils down to having multiple servers for replication, and more than one internet connection. The importance of having medical records available is paramount, not only for the practice, but for other medical professionals that may require immediate access to the data.”
– Adam Schwam, Sandwire CEO
Optimal Compliance and Overall Performance
Since your medical practice involves the storage and distribution of large amounts of electronic medical records (EMRs), company data and patient information, operating within a single crowded server can be overwhelming for both humans and computers alike. Having two servers in your network system gives both employees and customers an added boost of cooperation, security and ease. A second server provides more storage space and greater bandwidth, resulting in improved organization and performance when managing important and sensitive files and records. Improved data distribution, quicker access to information, and better overall performance also leads to higher company satisfaction rates.
Network Security and Reliability
Servers are instrumental to enhancing and enforcing network security in compliance with HIPAA and personally identifiable information (PII) regulations. Due to lingering complexities and uncertainties surrounding healthcare reform, an additional server strengthens the security and firewall systems protecting sensitive company information. It ensures your practice is adhering to proper protocols, while also functioning as an added safeguard for patient records.
Secured Data and Backup
Losing records and access to data are two common concerns among companies operating on a server. In the medical field, this is simply unacceptable. The importance of maintaining secure and consistent backup for your medical practice is therefore a critical component of your IT solution. An additional server provides that invaluable peace of mind only derived from knowing with absolute confidence your data is backed up, and your uptime secure.