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SurDoc: Cloud-Based Storage Platform for Securing Medical Data

 Brian Krallis, VP Sales
The healthcare industry has evolved drastically over the years—from adopting cloud technology to tackling cyber attacks. Amid this shift, secure cloud storage service provider SurDoc has been consistently contributing to the betterment of health services. Brian Krallis, VP of Sales at SurDoc and a veteran in the healthcare arena, recognizes that the existing imaging data storage systems in hospitals are no longer a viable option to protect the data from hackers. “We are very much concerned about patient rights, confidentiality, and integrity of the medical data amid growing cybercrime,” says Krallis. Fortunately, many hospitals and imaging centers in the U.S. that rely on on-premise servers with limited storage are gradually embracing cloud technology storage solutions. “As new cloud-based healthcare technologies are entering the market, it is becoming impossible for hospitals and imaging centers to avert the cloud trend,” expresses Krallis. Keeping up with these trends, SurDoc has developed a cloud drive with robust encryption capabilities.

In addition, the U.S. health ministry mandates—through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)—that all entities in the healthcare industry must save their data for 7 years and produce a disaster recovery plan. However, “as most hospitals still store their data in third party websites, server failure or data downtime often causes loss of valuable medical information,” says Krallis. SurDoc helps hospitals build their own private cloud, ensuring complete reliability and security of the data. Upon understanding the organization’s unique goals and existing storage environment, SurDoc offers their ‘unhackable’ cloud storage and disaster recovery solution. “We replicate and transfer all the high resolution medical images to a secure cloud through DICOM image storage solution,” mentions Krallis.
Thereby, the hospitals can avoid the peril of data loss due to downtime and continue accessing and storing images.

In a nutshell, with the ability to store unlimited amount of data, SurDoc’s SurLink ensures zero downtime and helps hospitals become HIPAA compliant. It’s a highly secure way to share medical data between doctors, patients, and other health professionals. SurDoc’s secure cloud services are reliable, scalable, and also affordable. “We help customers host data of up to 1TB in our cloud drive without any charge,” delineates Krallis. “We make medical data storage more economical for hospitals of all sizes.”

Apart from serving the healthcare imaging industry, SurDoc’s clientele of over 10 million spans businesses sectors including financial and gaming. Highlighting one of SurDoc’s success stories, a major academic hospital on the East Coast wanted to enhance the collective study on diagnosis and treatment under emergency conditions, utilizing patient MRI and radiology images. To achieve this, the hospital required a highly secure facility to save their study related resources. They also needed a way for physicians from remote locations to access the images in real time. Subsequently, SurDoc helped them in transferring all the radiology and imaging department data to a private cloud. The company also developed software to automatically share patient identities with physicians for academic purposes. Ultimately, “our goal is to give hospitals a tool to protect the data from malicious activities,” says Krallis.

We make medical data storage more economical for hospitals of all sizes


For the future, SurDoc aims to make their contributions a benchmark in the healthcare imaging space. “Presently, we are one of the leading cloud solution providers in the world specific to healthcare technology space. We shall continue to work toward development of the industry by providing more secure cloud storage solutions,” concludes Krallis.