The latest technology Network Attached Storage (NAS) is proving to be a useful tool providing secured data and backup solution to healthcare service providers. It helps doctors in creating their private cloud to keep all records and also plays a role in instantly accessing the data, says Ripunjoy Gogoi, Director Sales – India & SAARC, Asustor Inc, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
Q A lot of things occurred in the health sector in 2018. How was the year from your organisation’s perspective?
We are backup storage manufacturers. Started last year, our organisation enables users to share data more effectively.
Backup or storage to healthcare industry is as important and crucial as for any of the other industries. We have provided solution to the healthcare segment like clinics, small and medium-size hospitals, diagnostics centers, pathological labs, R&D labs, and pharma companies, where data keeping and security of the health record is crucial.
For doctors, it helps in referring to the archived prescriptions of the patient who had consulted the doctor five or 10 years ago, without having to go through a lot of junk files and directly understanding the previous diagnosis of the patient and through better analysis, treatment helps to offer better health service.
Also, it helps doctors to create a private storage server and surveillance system where the management staff is very limited. Network Attached Storage (NAS), a very simple and intuitive user interface which is easy to use. It holds the ability to add additional functions. Recently, one of our solution providers executed a backup solution project with one of the very renowned orthopedic hospitals in Pune, where the entire patients’ data including radiological films which were archived for last 20 years were secured and stored. Now, all the panel doctors of the hospital can access these data to provide better service.
Q How do you look at IT’s role in 2019 for healthcare vertical?
Upgrading the hospital’s Management Information system (MIS) to manage digital data from each doctor, NAS is proving to be a new backup solution for them. They need to connect to the government’s insurance system and storage to secure data.
Medical Record Department (MRD) plays a crucial role in healthcare delivery system. The records are stored electronically and the data needs to be retrieved and reproduced in various context i.e RTI, Judiciary bodies, Government census keeping, issuing health certificate etc. where NAS can be rewarding in accessing the data instantly.
The recent announcement of ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’, the largest public sector health scheme of the world, where all the impaneled hospitals who offer health services need to keep the record of patients’ benefits will attract the business of IT storage system.
Q Tell us about latest technology products ASUSTOR is planning to launch in 2019.
NAS itself is a new technology product for healthcare industry against the high-cost server machines and infrastructure. It is very accessible and within the budget of the maximum population. NAS is equipped with all the features catering to the smallest clinic, to the pharma to the large hospitals.
With NAS, doctors can create their own private cloud to keep all records. It also adds surveillance system for examination findings, lab reports, data taken from radiological imaging like x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, documents, emails, etc.