Given the severe penalties for data breaches, healthcare IT professionals for years were reluctant to embrace cloud managed services. The fear was that the cloud was not secure. Today, as more healthcare facilities understand the security offered in the cloud, they are utilizing the cloud to their advantage – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some pain points to address.
Healthcare IT professionals must work around the Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPAA) requirements and security concerns while trading important data. Self-service implementation and telemedicine are often areas of greatest concern. The right cloud provider will help healthcare organizations stay compliant and manage their paperless processes.
Electronic health records, or EHR, have drastically improved the way medical data is processed and stored. But navigating various EHR systems can be frustrating. The right business cloud services provider will help you prioritize what is best for your healthcare organization and ensure ease-of-use makes the top of the list. Keep in mind that the cloud provider you select to help you with EHR should have third-party application support for the EHR and should have experience navigating the system’s complexities.
It’s tough for healthcare organizations to keep up with everyday requirements like compliance without having to worry about a disaster hitting their businesses. Most healthcare organizations are unhappy with their disaster recovery plans – if they have them. Yet this is an undeniably crucial element for any healthcare system, especially in light of compliance requirements. The right business cloud services provider will walk you through questions and steps to take to ensure your organization can withstand a disaster and maintain your data security.
Reducing IT Labor Costs
Healthcare organizations have particularly thorny expenses when it comes to maintaining IT and compliance. But those high costs can be addressed with the right cloud environment and that doesn’t mean the IT team needs to fear for its life. Instead, cloud helps healthcare elevate the right IT staff to more high-level positions. They become strategic elements of the business, instead of being mired in the weeds of maintaining IT all day.
Reducing Capital Expenditure
IT infrastructure development and management grows more complex by the year, and healthcare organizations are burdened by that growth. But moving to the cloud enables healthcare to offload not only the complexities of IT, but the CapEx costs associated with it as well. Cloud solutions are often billed on a subscription basis, and healthcare organizations no longer have to spend on maintenance or repair for their own computing.
Cloud is designed to address all these pain points. It may just be a matter of finding the right provider.
At Effortless, we have over 15 years of experience as a business cloud services provider. We provide enterprise-grade, highly secure cloud environments. If you’re too familiar with any of the pain points addressed above, contact us today and let’s work on a solution for your organization.