Enhancing the Senior Care Experience through Optimized Cloud Infrastructure

The senior living industry and healthcare sector have fully embraced the utilization of cloud technology to benefit both their staff and patients. Now, experts are emphasizing its growing significance in enhancing the patient experience. According to Global Market Insights, the demand for cloud technology is projected to escalate, with the global healthcare cloud computing market predicted to exceed $55 billion by 2025.

While cloud technology offers immense advantages, it also presents challenges, including concerns regarding data privacy, integrity, and security. HealthTech magazine highlights four key ways in which cloud tools can be employed to elevate the patient experience. Firstly, cloud data enables secure storage, management, and sharing of patient information for senior living operators. The scalability of cloud technology ensures efficient handling of vast amounts of data while maintaining its security. Given that senior living and healthcare are prime targets for cyberattacks, protecting patient and employee data from cyber criminals is of utmost importance.

Secondly, cloud-based tools aid senior living and healthcare providers in conducting advanced analysis of patient data. AI-powered tools enable caregivers to automatically complete clinical notes at the point of care and access relevant patient information more quickly.

Thirdly, cloud data facilitates improved and faster communication among staff and patients, thereby enhancing the delivery of patient care.

Finally, cloud-based tools contribute to safeguarding patient information and privacy through features like encryption, firewalls, and regular backups.

In addition to leveraging cloud-based tools, the cybersecurity insurance industry is making strides in both predicting and protecting healthcare organizations against such threats. Senior living administrators should be mindful of the costs associated with cyberattacks, including expenses related to hiring forensic experts or paying attorney’s fees in potential lawsuits or fines. These costs can accumulate rapidly, as highlighted by Scott Code, Vice President of the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies, in a recent conversation with McKnights.