Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of the MedBoard medication tracking system, is pleased to announce a complimentary webinar presented by Jerry Fahrni, Pharm.D, Informatics Pharmacist at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, on the use of computing models for health care facilities in "Cloud Computing and Health Care: Facing the Future."
Although cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) have been around for quite some time, their use in health care has been limited. However, recent encouragement by the U.S. government for health care systems to provide integrated electronic information across the continuum of patients, providers and health care systems has made some IT professionals eager to investigate alternative computing models, such as cloud computing.
Concerns over migrating toward the cloud are understandable as questions regarding security, control and usability have not been fully addressed. However, the cloud computing model can provide health care organizations with an efficient, scalable, economical, and user friendly system for data storage and retrieval. Consideration of the cloud model is necessary at this time secondary to decreased capital budgets, limited resources, the ever increasing mobility of healthcare providers, and the need for integrated health care data. This webinar will introduce cloud computing as a feasible model for health care as well as cover some of the pros and cons of moving to the cloud.
Cloud Computing and Health Care: Facing the Future
DATE: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
About the Presenter
Jerry Fahrni, Pharm.D, is an Informatics Pharmacist at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, where he has been practicing since 2007. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco in 1997 and spent over 10 years as a clinical pharmacist in both adult and pediatric critical care medicine before moving into the informatics field.
About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource (pharmacyonesource.com) is healthcare’s #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 70 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services: Accupedia, Amplifi, MedBoard, Quantifi, ScheduleRx, Sentri7, Simplifi 797, and UnitStock.