PHOENIX, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DICOM Grid, the #1 medical image exchange vendor, today released a new whitepaper which examines the differences between a traditional onsite PACS versus a Cloud PACS. The whitepaper – titled "Saving for a Rainy Day: How Cloud PACS Can Reduce the Total Cost of Ownership," serves as a comparison guide for medical institutions considering migrating to the Cloud.
"Saving money for a rainy day is not always as easy as it sounds," said Morris Panner, CEO of DICOM Grid. "For example, let's say you live in a city and realize that your rent would be the same cost as a mortgage. So, you buy a modest home in the 'burbs, but don't initially consider transportation costs, house up-keep and property taxes. Ooops, turns out your total cost of home ownership ends up being higher than expected. The same principle is true in the world of medical imaging."
The document, Panner explained, highlights how image-intensive practices must take TCO into account when determining whether a traditional PACS or Cloud PACS is best for their organization. Specific topics covered in the whitepaper include:
- The difference between traditional on-premises PACS and Cloud PACS;
- Real-world examples of TCO, and how organizations can evaluate all options to determine the right cost-saving solution; and,
- A breakdown of who's using the Cloud in the industry today.
From within the document, readers also can access additional information about the issue of Cloud-based image management solutions and security.
This whitepaper is a highly anticipated addition to DICOM Grid's resource library, which includes eBooks, whitepapers, and guides on optimizing image management strategies.
Complimentary copies "Saving for a Rainy Day: How Cloud PACS Can Reduce the Total Cost of Ownership," can be downloaded from DICOM Grid's website.
About DICOM Grid
DICOM Grid is a global Cloud platform for medical imaging information and applications. Its patented data security transforms medical imaging information into a dynamic data warehouse where open web services provide universal access to clinically rich data. Physicians can safely and easily deploy cloud applications for medical imaging collaboration, exchange, vendor-neutral archive, business continuity, EMR integration, bio-informatics, and more.
SOURCE DICOM Grid