No, we’re not suggesting you watch the latest Hollywood release with your physician, nor would we suggest your primary caregiver may be moonlighting as an actor! What we are telling you is your medical provider, actually many in the healthcare field, use blank printed Blu ray discs for transporting, storing, archiving and sharing medical data.
That’s right: Blu-ray discs aren’t just for movies. But why use a blank printed Blu-ray disc instead of a CD or DVD?
That question has a simple answer: because the technology that created Blu-ray discs is just what the doctor ordered for medical data, which typically requires a lot of space. Blank printed Blu-ray disc space is many times the size of CDs and DVDs.
Think about that email you couldn’t send because you attached too many pictures. The “load” was too big so the email just stalled in your computer’s driveway. How many photos did it take to overload your email? Not many.
How many medical imaging files do you think you could fit on an email versus a blank printed Blu ray disc? None, Nada, Zero, because medical imaging files are so huge, they require mega-mega-mega space. And that’s why blank printed Blu-ray discs are perfect for medical practitioners: they’re manufactured to provide mega-mega-mega space for all your medical imaging needs.
Blank printed Blu-ray discs are the equivalent of a city-block-size warehouse, and when you compare that to your home garage; well, blank printed Blu-ray discs win by a mile – or at least a city block.
Here’s the down-and-dirty: a blank printed Blu-ray disc has up to 20 recordable layers. Compare that to the CD’s one and the DVD’s possible two. Then add the fact that Blu-ray disc technology allows for superior data compression – you can squeeze a lot more on each layer than a CD or DVD. The easy winner for the healthcare industry is the blank printed Blu-ray disc.
But let’s regress for a moment. A blank printed Blu-ray disc is exactly that: your image/logo/etc. printed on the disc’s topside with a totally blank recording surface for whatever you want. Just like blank printed CDs and DVDs, blank printed Blu ray discs are available with other options.
- Password protection
Set up your blank printed Blu-ray discs with added security measures for HIPPA like password protection. Do you want to assure your patient that if s/he misplaces the disc no one else can read the data? That’s possible with a password-protected blank printed Blu-ray disc.
- Partition your blank printed Blu-ray disc with read-only sections.
Of course this suggests you’ll have data downloaded on the disc: maybe instructions, explanations, research, etc., which takes the “blank” out of your printed Blu-ray discs. There will be plenty of additional space to include test results and files.
So the next time your medical providers give you electronic medical files and they’re not on a blank printed Blu-ray disc, tell them why they should use them!