Transforming Healthcare Through IT

TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE THROUGH IT

The 7 Key Benefits of Partnering with an MSP

Traditionally, healthcare organizations relied on in-house IT support staff. However, over the past two decades, technology has been rapidly evolving, making these organizations need to adapt. According to a 2022 report by Deloitte, 40% of healthcare organizations have now outsourced some or all of their IT functions, a clear indicator of this shift.

To stay current with these technological advancements, in-house IT teams require constant training, which can be both time-consuming and financially draining. Recognizing this challenge, many healthcare organizations have found that outsourcing their IT needs to external IT companies offers numerous advantages.

Another critical factor driving this trend is cybersecurity. A study by the Ponemon Institute in 2023 revealed that healthcare organizations are the most targeted by cybercriminals, accounting for 23% of all data breaches. As such, ensuring robust IT security is not just a choice but a necessity for these organizations.

Whether you are a small clinic or a large hospital, partnering with an IT company can significantly benefit your organization. Here are seven key benefits of partnering with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) company:

Traditionally, healthcare organizations relied on in-house IT support staff. However, over the past two decades, technology has been rapidly evolving, making these organizations need to adapt. To stay current with these technological advancements, in-house IT teams require constant training, which can be time-consuming and financially draining. In response, many healthcare organizations have found that outsourcing their IT needs to external IT companies offers numerous advantages. 

Hospitals and clinics, much like startups, have many responsibilities, and employing an in-house IT team can be costly. Research indicates that many healthcare organizations struggle due to either a poorly implemented IT strategy or lack thereof. 

Here are 7 ways of transforming healthcare by partnering with an MSP

1. Cost and time saving: 

By outsourcing IT services, healthcare organizations can save both money and time. There’s no need to hire a full-time IT staff and bear the associated salary expenses. IT companies possess all the necessary infrastructure for IT work. By partnering with an IT company, you avoid the cost of investing in IT infrastructure and only pay for services and infrastructure as needed. This allows you to focus on patient care without worrying about IT-related issues.

2. Access to expertise and experience: 

IT companies specialize solely in technology, meaning they have teams of experts ranging from technicians to top-tier professionals. Healthcare organizations gain access to this expertise by partnering with an IT company. Good IT companies boast a broad client base, so they have experience managing IT tasks for businesses across different industries.

3. Strategic IT planning: 

Your IT partner can help your healthcare organization select resources and infrastructure that align with your needs and goals. They can guide you on which technologies will help you achieve these goals and plan for the future growth of your IT department, ensuring it can support your expanding organization and new objectives.

4. Improved Security: 

Security is a crucial concern for healthcare organizations due to the sensitive nature of patient data. IT companies can evaluate your organization and advise you on the best cybersecurity plan. This could include identifying vulnerabilities, assessing associated risks, and developing strategic plans to protect against these risks. A robust disaster recovery plan is also a critical component of the security strategy that IT companies can provide.

5. Access to the latest technology: 

The technology sector is constantly growing and changing. IT companies dedicate resources to training their experts on new technologies. Your IT partner can ensure your healthcare organization is operating on the most up-to-date technologies, advising you on the relevance and application of new technologies for your organization.

6. Scalability: 

As healthcare organizations aim for growth, an IT company can facilitate this by implementing infrastructure that can accommodate this expansion. From the beginning, a promising IT service provider will guide you toward the appropriate infrastructure for future growth.

7. Improved patient experience: 

IT companies can improve the patient experience by ensuring your services remain available and reliable. They can also advise on the best technologies to enhance patient satisfaction. 

Partnering with an IT company offers significant value for healthcare organizations with numerous benefits, including cost reduction, scalability, access to the latest technologies, expert experience, improved security, and strategic planning. By outsourcing IT services, you can concentrate on delivering superior patient care, contributing to the success of your organization.

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Melissa Swann

Melissa Swann brings 25 plus years of experience in integrated marketing, public relations, face-to-face event management, sales activation, and client relationship management to her Director of Marketing at Edafio Technology Partners.



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