How Digital Transformation Services Can Improve Healthcare
Stepping into the Future
We are now far past the point of technology being a necessity in every industry, but some businesses have only made the minimum required adjustments to remain relevant. Unfortunately for those businesses, the standard of technological advancement has been raised once again, now requiring businesses to not only be technologically savvy, but agile, adaptable, and forward-thinking. This is where digital transformations come into play. By engaging in a full digital transformation, you create a level of versatility unmatched by half-in-half-out technology practices. Making shifts to the cloud from on-site infrastructure can be a tremendous step in unburdening your financial planning, and increasing accessibility for your team.
Healthcare is a chronically outdated industry. Ecosystems consistently outlast their useful life, and the inherent chaos of mass information, strict budgets, and stringent security requirements create unique challenges. This blog is designed to help you evaluate your specific healthcare institution as to whether a digital transformation is due, address healthcare-unique pain points, and outline some benefits that a digital transformation may offer your organization.
Do You Need a Digital Transformation?
The phrase “digital transformation” can sound daunting, especially when applied to a large, complex ecosystem like healthcare. It’s actually a process that is not only essential but convenient and geared towards making day-to-day and long-term operations simpler and more adaptable. Digital transformations hinge upon the integration of digital processes into every aspect of a business, streamlining processes, and resulting in greater value for organizations and the people they serve. Reducing redundancies and increasing productivity gives your staff more time to focus on the essential, skill-based responsibilities of their jobs while minimizing bureaucratic speedbumps. Below are three industry-specific pain points within healthcare that either discourage organizations from undergoing efficient digital transformations or necessitate digital transformations.
Common Healthcare Pain Points
- Lack of vendor understanding from the MSP and MSSP. A common factor that discourages healthcare organizations from embarking on a digital transformation is a perceived lack of understanding by managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs). Healthcare is a nuanced field with lots of industry-specific technologies and protocols. While it’s true that some MSPs or MSSPs may not be familiar with the ins and outs of daily routines like med-drawer management, there are certainly MSPs and MSSPs with the capabilities to not only help facilitate digital transformations in these areas, but the capability to do so without disrupting the 24/7 nature of healthcare operations.
- Endpoint management and standardization. Many healthcare organizations are wary to complete a digital transformation due to the pure scale of their operation, and the importance of endpoint management. There’s a lot that could go wrong with non-standard processes and compromised endpoint management. That’s why it’s essential to maintain full operability throughout the digital transformation process, something that is not only viable for standard during digital transformations. Don’t expect to lose operational viability throughout the process.
- Financial pressures. The last big concern many healthcare organizations have with digital transformation is the financial burden or change, especially when faced with the idea of a total data-center refresh. Data storage and management have long since been associated with big, expensive servers requiring expensive expansions and constant fiscal challenges. By moving to the cloud, organizations are able to free themselves from worrying about data storage expansion (expansion is just a click away), and experience increased efficiency through ease of access, making your team more predictive and therefore more profitable.
What Are the Benefits?
Data centers are potential refresh fees that are a dark cloud looming in many healthcare facilities’ futures. By moving to the cloud preemptively, your facility can minimize cost and simplify all your processes internally. This move from capex to opex can be a huge improvement from a forecasting perspective.
Making an investment in a long-term solution can be a nerve-wracking process. Your goal is to find a solution that will last years, even decades, without becoming obsolete or frustrating to your team. That’s why it is essential to choose a dynamic digital transformation partner, as opposed to one that stagnates. While specific digital transformation services will certainly create increased day-to-day efficiency, considering the longer-term business case under the same criteria will better serve your team and institution.
Clinical Cloud Desktop
The clinical cloud desktop is a healthcare-unique Coretek technology designed to be a seamless and secure desktop resource for clinicians in any location, across any device by leveraging the agility and speed of the Microsoft Azure Network. When combined with Citrix Apps and Desktops, Azure Virtual Desktop, Imprivata OneSign, and Simple Cloud connected devices from IGEL, our solution gives clinicians a sub-10 second reconnect time to their data and provides the most efficient and optimal end-user experience of any workflow on the market. This all leads to better patient encounters and outcomes, increased clinician efficiency, and increased productivity for doctors, nurses, and administrators.
Coretek has led approximately 50 healthcare digital transformations in our 15-year history ranging from healthcare payers, and entire healthcare networks to specific providers. We offer everything from point solutions for institutions that are already involved with a complex network of programs, to wide-sweeping holistic solutions for those who are looking for a larger refresh of their processes.
Coretek also boasts a specialized team to help healthcare clients realize industry-specific digital transformation benefits. Our EUC (end-user computing) team knows everything from Imprivata intricacies (with Citrix and AVD skill-set). security badge permissions to med-drawer management, and they are dedicated to healthcare optimization success.
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