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Solving Medical Data Storage Issues

 

With so many medical providers switching from paper records to electronic ones, medical data storage is a bigger issue than ever before. This switch has made keeping track of patients’ needs easier for doctors—and made treatments safer and more efficient for patients. However, medical data storage has to be absolutely reliable and secure, and it has to meet HIPAA requirements. For many healthcare companies, this means relying on embedded flash memory.

 

Flash Storage for Medical Data

In most cases, healthcare applications that store critical medical data rely on SLC flash storage, such as SLC SD cards or CF cards. With SLC flash memory, you get the best possible level of reliability with huge storage capacities. The lifespan of SLC flash is the longest possible for flash storage. It lasts up to 30 times longer than MLC flash memory.

 

SLC flash memory is so reliable due to the way information is stored. SLC stands for single-level cell, and with this design, only one bit of data is stored on each cell. As a result, this storage option is less prone to errors and cross-talk issues between cells, and read and write operations can happen quickly.

 

HIPAA Compliance for Medical Data Storage

For medical data storage to be HIPAA-compliant, it has to have integrated transmission security. Most industrial grade flash memory devices come with encryption hardware that helps to provide this security. However, it’s also important for all staff members who will be using applications that store medical data to know how to use all of the security features appropriately. Physical security also plays a role in ensuring that medical information is secure. This means storing devices in secure locations that cannot be accessed by the public or people without the appropriate clearance.

 

At Delkin, we are experienced with assisting companies in the healthcare industry find medical data storage solutions that meet their needs in terms of capacity, security, and performance. Our storage solutions can work for large facilities with high-demand imaging equipment, small medical practices, and everything in between. Talk to one of our experienced team members to find out more today.

 

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