(Gawkwire) – Many orthodontists have thought about moving their office to the cloud but wonder where exactly that cloud is. Most people would naturally assume that the company they’d be signing up with to provide their cloud service and support would own and maintain all the physical equipment that provide the service they’re selling, they’d be wrong. Cloud providers lease space in a data center (a secure, redundant facility that houses servers and related equipment to run cloud environments) owned and operated by someone else – sometimes located all the way across the country. Is that something you should even be concerned about? Ask yourself this: "Would I feel comfortable selling myself and my services to a patient if I wasn’t 100% in charge of their treatment?"
"I’ve been in the Orthodontic industry for 10 years and have talked to hundreds of orthodontists," says Rich Straub, Executive Vice President of Technology for Cirrus Ortho. "None of the doctors I know would be comfortable with that. Since I’ve also been in the IT industry for more than 15 years, I knew that there had to be a way to offer something different."
He teamed up with 2 computer software programmers with more than 40 years experience in the orthodontic industry and Cirrus Ortho was born. Cirrus Ortho boasts the ability to deliver software specific to orthodontics from any vendor to any computer in the World with Internet access. Furthermore, says Straub, you can run other popular programs such as Microsoft Office from the cloud as well. Nightly backups are performed on redundant hard disks and stored in a secure underground vault. According to Straub, the facility used to house a bank at one point and the vault, complete with original steel door and airlock, was still intact when they moved in. All this, coupled with the fact that the servers are all certified to be HIPAA and PCI compliant, makes Cirrus Ortho a very attractive option for doctors and staff wanting to take advantage of the latest in technology.
When you add in more than fifty years combined experience in the orthodontic industry and a whopping ninety years combined experience in computer technology, it might begin to sound too good to be true. The knowledge that they own and operate their own data center and the cost savings and piece of mind that come with that knowledge, is what is putting them over the top with so many orthodontists. It’s easy to see why.
Cirrus Ortho can be contacted at: 661.886.8813. You can also visit their website at: http://www.cirrusortho.com. We’re not sure about guided tours of their downtown facility but hey, it never hurts to ask.