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Advantages of outsourced storage surpass expenses

July 1, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Advantages of outsourced storage surpass expenses Intangibles may make a difference, even at higher cost, as healthcare institutions weigh the pros and cons of sending imaging data offsite BY EDWARD M. SMITH, SC.D., FACNP -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Outsourcing disaster recovery is the most economical approach to compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's mandate that healthcare institutions retrieve 100% of imaging studies in case of component failure or actual disaster. This may be costly, but the added expense should be considered an insurance policy for maximum productivity, risk management, and prompt delivery of healthcare services. The information that can be outsourced consists of fixed content files of images and variable content files (e.g., the RIS, HIS, etc. databases and related reports) associated with those images. Other fixed and variable content files can also be outsourced, such as payroll and accounts receivable.

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