The Benefits of IT in Healthcare: Decrease Cost and Enhance Patient Care

September 8, 2020

From the adoption of virtual healthcare, to implementing strict personal protection standards, it’s no surprise COVID-19 is disrupting the healthcare industry in an unprecedented manner. While centering on patient care is a priority, COVID-19 also put laser focus on IT capabilities to meet data analytic demands and real-time system capabilities. 

Healthcare providers should review their IT services and processes to make sure they are taking advantage of advancements and automation. By doing so, they can maintain a competitive advance and add value in terms of cost optimization and improvements.   

Steps a healthcare provider can take to improve their IT services and processes include:

  1. An independent review of the IT environment to identify areas for improvement and cost savings focusing on infrastructure, network, security, and applications.
  2. Identifying processes that could take advantage of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Studies have shown RPA can help organizations achieve a cost savings up to 75% (typical savings is between 20% to 30%) while moving staff to performing higher value tasks.
  3. Implementing Agile to shorten the cycle time from conception to implementation to deliver reliable healthcare solutions and cope with the ever-changing demand in the industry.
  4. Reviewing security policies and procedures to guard against ransomware attacks and possible breaches or leaks from employees working remotely or bringing their own devices (BYOD).

By partnering with Dewpoint, healthcare providers have decreased their IT costs, allowing them to focus on the core business of delivering the best possible patient care. Learn more about our offerings by clicking here or if you would like to talk with one of our consultants and receive an IT assessment at no charge, click here.

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