How the Cloud Can Help Healthcare Providers Grow

No industry has been hit harder by the combination of the ongoing pandemic, supply chain and labor shortages, and a weak economy than healthcare. In fact, patient distrust, increased operating costs, and stalled growth have provided impetus for many healthcare providers to focus on these issues.

Strategies for improvement include not only a more robust marketing stance, but also leveraging the power and advantages of new technologies to transform the level of care available to patients — and enable staff to achieve higher levels of job satisfaction. Three main areas of concern — having the right portfolio of services and products to deliver quality care; providing messaging that targets the key pain points of patients; and developing a strong growth strategy — can help providers bolster their bottom lines in the coming years.

However, to successfully address these concerns, healthcare organizations must deploy leading-edge technologies. One of the most useful technologies is the healthcare cloud infrastructure — a market that is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17.8% in 2022.

Using the Cloud to Gain Advantages for Your Healthcare Organization

The healthcare industry is facing many serious challenges as we head into 2023, such as:

  • The growth — and adoption — of telehealth for care provision
  • The need for increased cybersecurity to preserve sensitive information
  • The revision of billing statements and documentation to enable a more patient-friendly experience
  • Transparency in pricing and care costing
  • A better payment model that incentivizes outcomes rather than service quantity

Most, if not all, of these challenges can be confronted using leading-edge technologies. Many can be solved by employing a cloud-based environment.

Cost Savings and Return on Investment

The cloud allows healthcare providers to access scalability, resilience, and security at a heightened level. In fact, most healthcare organizations that adopt the cloud receive a pay back within an average of just fifteen months. That is a fast return on investment, but it doesn’t stop there. One analysis of 28 global healthcare providers found that by adopting a cloud platform, they achieved a combined savings of $208M overall.

Increased Security

Healthcare providers handle a large amount of personal, sensitive, and confidential information, all of which can make them prime candidates for cyberattack. However, cloud security helps to safeguard important information in a cloud environment. Cloud service providers (CSPs) have standard cybersecurity strategies that they deploy, but healthcare providers must take responsibility for additional, but necessary, safeguards, such as:

  • Training staff for cloud compliance and cyber hygiene
  • Ensuring mobile devices are secure by using multi-factor authentication and proper updates and patches
  • Enabling cloud encryption
  • Providing routine and manual auditing

To achieve these standards in a cost-effective manner that is less burdensome to internal staff, healthcare providers should consider partnering with selected third-party service providers. Doing so provides elevated security through the application of next-generation expertise and technologies.

Streamlined Operations

Providing the highest level of care quality is a priority for most healthcare organizations. And nothing makes it easier to do this than a cloud environment. Using cloud applications and infrastructure, providers can more easily manage electronic health records (EHRs) and other patient data that can contribute to better health outcomes. Automating tasks, streamlining processes, and making authorized access to necessary data faster combines to help providers offer better, more error-free care.

Trust the Perry proTECH Professionals for Leading Edge Cloud Computing Services

There has never been a better time for healthcare providers to adopt a cloud computing environment. A fast pay-back turnaround, large return on investment, and a host of other advantages make using the cloud a smart strategy.

At Perry proTECH, we have a team of cloud computing experts that are adept at helping healthcare-oriented companies create a secure cloud environment to gain access to the many benefits for your company, your staff, and the patients you serve. We can create a custom-tailored cloud environment to suit your needs and budgets, and provide all the maintenance and troubleshooting you need to keep it running smoothly — and securely.

Increase your organization’s resilience, agility, and ability to provide outstanding care.  Contact a Perry proTECH consultant and start your move to a cloud-based environment today.

2022-12-28T14:28:55-04:00January 9th, 2023|
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