Pulse+IT Magazine - August 2014

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up with a regular daily/weekly/monthly schedule. This ensures that in the event of a disaster, instead of restoring the entire system, a specific file can be fixed. Infrastructure If we were having this conversation two years ago, it would be a different story. Now, “cloud enabling” the medical practice is a mainstream conversation. More practices are adopting cloud technology. Additionally, with a lot of medical practices still using the “end-of-life” Windows XP operating system, now is the perfect time to review your entire IT infrastructure and implement something that is more current, efficient and easy to manage.

Review your server hardware, operating system and any installed software. Talk to your IT solution provider and ask them to give you a cost comparison between an onpremise and cloud-hosted solution. Review the network security (both external as well as internal) of your practice. Evaluate how you are currently using as well as intending to use your infrastructure. If you are planning to expand your practice by adding more locations, then flexibility, connectivity and accessibility is important. In our opinion, cloud wins hands down. However, none of this is of much use if you don’t have a reliable IT partner. How is your IT service provider? Do they manage and monitor your network on a regular

HealthLink now puts referrers in the picture

basis? Are you usually calling them up to report a problem or do they already know of the issues and are working on it to find a solution? Are they an authorised support partner of your clinical software provider? Do they get involved on a need-to-know basis, or are they actively and regularly talking to you about your network and how they are protecting it? It is essential to build a “culture of security” across your practice, implement solutions that protect it and last but not least, align yourself with the right IT partner. It is all about protecting the most valuable asset – information.

Referrers can now see images from the patient record HealthLink already delivers tens of thousands of diagnostic reports every day. Now in conjunction with Medinexus, referrers can access reports and images directly from their clinical system or via a web portal - no matter where they are. In association with

Tel: 1300 79 69 59 Email: help@ medinexus.com.au Suite 1102, 1 Newland Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

“We attract more referrers by delivering our reports and images via the HealthLink and Medinexus system” Radiologist, Liverpool NSW

“One of the great things with HealthLink and Medinexus is that when the radiologist calls me regarding an abnormal finding I already have the images and reports available on my screen ‘straight away’ so I can see exactly what he is referring to” Referrer, Pennant Hills NSW

“It’s so simple to use. There’s no longer any need for film or a hard copy report to be delivered to me. It’s also so convenient that I can access reports and images no matter where I am” Referrer, Sydney City



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