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Hospitals, Other Providers Increasingly Using ‘The Cloud’ To Store Images

The Wall Street Journal: Where Do You Keep All Those Images?
Health-care providers are starting to embrace the fast-growing area of technology known as cloud services, the model of shared computing in which data is stored on remote servers that hospitals can access via desktop, tablet or smartphone. Instead of big capital investments in their own storage, they are paying a relatively modest upfront charge and monthly usage fees for cloud services. ... About 600 million imaging procedures are performed each year by health-care providers in the U.S., including CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs (Landro, 4/8).

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