How Cloud Storage for Equine Veterinarians Improves Mobility

Posted by Carly Cherches on Aug 8, 2018 4:06:47 AM

In Veterinary Surgeon, Mobile Access to Medical Images, Cloud Storage, Cloud Reporting, Horos Cloud

One of the main reasons veterinarians love Horos is because it allows them a level of mobility they do not have with other platforms. By downloading the medical image viewer onto a Mac laptop, veterinarians can view their images from anywhere they have their computer. They do not have to rely on an image viewer that is linked to a stationary modality or a software that only runs on workstations within their practice, they can take Horos with them wherever they travel. This is especially true for large animal and equine veterinarians. 

These veterinarians often use mobile X-Ray, DR radiography, and ultrasound machines and travel to where the animal resides to take a scan. By using the autorouting capabilities within Horos, these scans get routed to the veterinarian's Horos application and the DVM can read the scan remotely without ever having to go back to his or her office. Equine veterinarians, such as Dr. David Priest of Priest Equine, PLLC in Kentucky, are further streamlining this process by creating and sending their reports directly out of Horos as well.  

In a recent interview about his use of Horos Cloud Reporting, Dr. Priest conveyed, “I can now utilize Horos for all reporting needs and easily send digital reports to clients via email. Horos Cloud Reporting provides an efficient and effective tool for reporting and report sharing. I use it daily.”

In his quest for efficiency, Dr. Priest has found that with Horos and its built in Cloud Reporting capabilities, he can now travel to an equine patient, conduct a mobile scan, have the study route to his laptop, view and diagnose from the medical images, and then create and send his report all within Horos and all without leaving the horse's side.

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In order to keep this workflow running efficiently, it is next important to be sure you have an appropriate storage strategy in place for your imaging studies. Having scans route to Horos on your local machine can overtime bog down your storage if they continue to build, which could lead to sluggish performance of the application. If you are relying on Horos as your primary archive, you want to be sure you are backing up these studies somewhere as well to avoid data loss in the event that something happens to your computer or to the application.  

What we find many veterinarians prefer in addressing this challenge is to connect to Horos Cloud Storage. This gives the them the ability to push their studies from their Horos application to a secure and disaster proof cloud and then clear out the local studies on their computer. This helps avoid the problem of running out of storage space on your computer by linking to an infinitely expandable amount of storage in the Cloud.

Horos Cloud Storage of studies also improves a veterinarian's ability to be mobile as it enables access to an entire archive of studies from anywhere with an internet connection. If studies are conducted in your office or practice, they become immediately available to you whether you are home or on the road to your next appointment. Additionally, it enables large animal and equine veterinarians who may be onsite with a patient the ability to pull prior studies for comparison purposes all without leaving the animal.     

So long as there is an internet connection available, veterinarians can view their images anytime, anywhere using Horos Cloud Storage. Regardless of the modality, once images are routed into Horos, they become instantly accessible and can be stored in the cloud and viewed from multiple Horos workstations.

Setting up a Horos Cloud Storage account is a straightforward process and once you have your account set up, it’s easy to connect it to your Horos desktop so that you can begin sharing studies. You’ll need to know the AE Title, Port, and IP address of the cloud instance before you get started. With these in hand, you can select Preferences from the Horos pull down menu and then select Locations from that page. You then press the selection to add a node and in that line enter the three values for AE Title, Port, and IP address. With that small amount of setup, you can query and retrieve your studies right from the cloud.

Whether you have a multi-location practice, work with referring veterinarians, or want the ability to access your studies outside of the office, Horos Cloud features can help. Horos Cloud Reporting allows veterinarians to create, save, and share reports within the application, streamlining workflow and while creating professional looking reports. Horos Cloud Storage provides safe storage for studies, acting as a backup solution which allows users to view and analyze studies whenever they want, wherever they are.

Horos Cloud Storage accounts start at just $40 per month, providing the ability to access your images from anywhere, at anytime. It’s as simple and inexpensive as that. Contact us today for more information. Just call +1-800-501-1537 or click here:

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