Not that long ago, hospitals all had paper copies of patient records, but that was all they had. In fact, the same is true for many health centers across the world today. But many are making the switch to electronic. Cloud based billing and record keeping open windows for the medical world in a way that wasn’t available before now, for both patients and health centers.
Being able to store billing records for patients gives health centers and patients alike vastly more flexible abilities. In the case of patients, they are able to access billing records online. This makes it much easier to include insurance, since handling receipts alone are a very insecure and troublesome way to go back and forth, and it becomes a nightmare when you lose one. But being able to go online and login, and see all of your billing and purchase histories makes it easy to organize, and easy to share. For health centers, cloud billing allows for them to keep a record of the same receipts and history as the patient. So if for some reason the patient ever loses access or data is wiped, it can be quickly and easily restored. Of course, having paper copies is always recommended as well, no matter how many different sites the digital information is stored on.
In a similar fashion to billing, electronic record keeping is ideal for both patients and health centers alike. Being able to access records from home for patients can be a huge benefit, especially when a job or activity requires a copy of medical records before the individual can be accepted. This replaces the need for a doctor’s visit, with a quick online login. For health centers, this allows doctors to be able to quickly retrieve medical history of a patient, even if that patient was treated at a different hospital or health center. Allowing for faster, more accurate diagnosis. It also allows doctors to be able to look at the health history of relatives and ancestors, also giving a much more accurate diagnosis, far quicker. Having a digital copy is also far more stable. Losing all of a patient’s records would be catastrophic for that person, and could cause serious problems for them in the future, if prescribed the wrong medication, or refused necessary medication. Having information stored on a cloud means that in the event of a fire or even a system failure, all of those records will still be retrievable.