Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is experiencing an increase in adoption as more enterprises realize they can fulfill their highest mission through the cloud. A recent report by Technavio projected the DaaS market to increase by over 40% by 2020. And some of that increase may be tied to healthcare industry growth. The use of DaaS to support healthcare services helps organizations streamline costs and security.
What is DaaS? This technology accesses a virtual desktop that’s maintained by a cloud provider. Everyone in the organization is connected on a single platform, making it easy for employees to access the desktop through a mobile device. IT is no longer required to maintain an army of physical desktop computers or the infrastructure to support them.
Ways that DaaS supports healthcare industry growth:
Collaboration: Healthcare is moving toward more collaboration, and with the entire organization working from one platform, your organization will be empowered for this trend. Even geographically dispersed locations are able to work together in real time, allowing for faster, more-informed decision-making.
Security: All healthcare providers must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It’s becoming more effective to run DaaS as a way to centralize security rather than running all systems on in-house infrastructure. If you choose a cloud provider that is HIPAA-compliant, it removes much of the work surrounding security.
Healthcare breaches are often the result of a stolen laptop, so it’s a good idea to ask yourself whether it’s better to have data stored on multiple devices that can be stolen, or in a single cloud-based server that is well-protected by the provider.
Mobility: Whether your employees are simply moving around different floors or attending meetings out of state, DaaS allows them to work from anywhere. Even if a doctor or nurse is simply on another floor and needs to check their schedule for an appointment, DaaS makes it easy and convenient.
Scalability: With any cloud service, it’s easy to scale up and down as necessary. You’ll only pay for the number of users you need, but you can also add or remove more team members in a matter of minutes.
Innovation: Utilizing DaaS allows your team to access the latest apps and tools available to the healthcare industry. For example, there are new technologies emerging that involve artificial intelligence, automating workflows, or providing streamlined decision-making tools for patient care.
Supporting healthcare industry growth as it drives down to your specific organization hinges on finding innovative ways to cut costs. DaaS improves productivity, empowers collaboration, and cuts costs by removing hardware maintenance, troubleshooting, and updates from the internal IT team’s workload.
To learn more about how DaaS empowers your organization to take part in healthcare industry growth, contact us at Effortless. From helping you trim your IT budget while also capturing the power of disruptive technology, we can guide you through the transition to DaaS. Take a look at our free download for more information.