EHRs Move to the Cloud

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Cloud computing refers to the process of sharing resources to optimize performance. Instead of relying on a single machine, cloud-based systems utilize a network of computers to store and process information. This shift offers significant benefits to medical practices, particularly those with limited operating budgets.


One major advantage of cloud-based Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems is their cost-effectiveness. There is no need for a substantial upfront investment because infrastructure costs are included in the monthly subscription fee. This model allows more practices to adopt EHR systems. Additionally, updates and improvements to the software are made directly to the cloud, eliminating the need for local installations and ensuring practices always have the latest features.


Cloud-based software is accessible from anywhere, including on mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones. This accessibility enhances continuity of care for patients and boosts productivity among physicians, clinicians, and staff.

Functionality and Storage:

In addition to EHR software, healthcare-specific cloud services include robust storage options. Competition among cloud providers is driving the development of increasingly powerful functionalities. As a result, more EHR systems will offer cloud services in the coming years.

EHR systems like Medisoft ClinicalLytec MDMcKesson Practice Choice, and Greenway PrimeSUITE provide practices with powerful functionality, comprehensive reports, and management tools that are easy to use and continuously updated. These features ensure that practices have access to the latest technology, helping them deliver the best possible care to their patients.