Re: Cloud Beats Alternative
No matter if cloud or non-cloud, everyone relying on systems needs to have a "plan B". It always annoys me to no extent when my bank refuses to give me my money because "the computers are down". Seriously? That is when you take the ledger out and account by hand. This is how the Fugger family started and banks after them operated for centuries. Why have anyone sit at the counter when they aren't even capable of the most basic form of banking?
In health care a valid reason to not see patients is that there are no doctors available, either because there is no doctor there or they are swamped. If a computer system is that essential then you need to have at least one backup plan ready at all times. Write down the patient's information, make a copy of their insurance card, and then tell them the doctor will see you shortly. Once the system is available again type the records in. That not only helps the people coming in, it will also get the place paid.
Have we come that far that computers rule everything causing folks to lose focus from what really matters?