Cloud Model Installed Model
Application Low Monthly Subscription with Use and Pay model High Upfront costs
Hardware No special hardware required. Just any computer or a laptop with browser will do. Expensive hardware required for installing databases and application
Upgrades & Updates FREE and AUTOMATIC Upgrades are often a separate cost item. High fees also charged. Your vendor need to schedule update at your premises.
Annual Maintenance Charges NIL Usually 20 - 30% of software cost
Web Access Anytime, anywhere access to patient data Not Available
Mobility Data access on the go with mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and Android devices. No separate costs for mobile apps. Not Available
Standards Compliance HIPAA and HITECH Acts Compliant Data center is SASE 16 and US-EU Safeharbor compliant Not Available
Security & Backup Industry Standard Security best practices are adopted. Triple redundant Data guaranteeing that your data is protected against loss due to hardware failures Disaster Recovery center providing Business Continuity in case of natural calamity Not Available
Scalability Start small and grow big and you need not worry about additional software or hardware costs Often entails additional infrastructure costs and costly software upgrades
Technology Bleeding edge technology solutions at no additional cost Often sofware is left obselete with no support
IT Staff No need for a dedicated IT staff Need experienced IT staff to run & maintain your IT infrastructure
Tech Support 24 X 7 X 365 days Delayed and minimal