Whether it’s helping people to live healthier lives by giving doctors the tools to treat illnesses or simplifying how we connect with providers, there’s no aspect of the healthcare industry that hasn’t been transformed by technological innovation.
But while these advancements may provide greater and greater functionality, they’re also happening at a more and more rapid pace. There's a term for this in the tech world. It's called "exponential advancement," and it's becoming a massive issue for many hospitals.
The reason for this is simple: as these resources multiply, so does the burden of managing and maintaining complex IT systems and infrastructure. Keeping up can be complicated and time-consuming, especially for healthcare providers with fewer resources than larger IDNs.
This is where Managed IT Services come in.
In the simplest terms, managed IT services refer to outsourcing the responsibility of managing a company's IT systems and infrastructure to a third-party provider. In the healthcare industry, Managed IT Services can help hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare providers by taking on specific responsibilities to free up traditional IT teams, allowing them to focus on ensuring on-site clinician systems are up and running.
Partnering with a Managed IT Services vendor can provide several benefits to healthcare providers, including:
Managed IT Services vendors have teams of experts who can proactively monitor and manage IT systems, identify potential issues, and resolve them before they impact operations. This means that healthcare IT teams can focus on helping clinicians deliver quality patient care rather than worrying about resolving large-scale issues beyond their skillset.
Managed IT Services can be more cost-effective than managing IT systems in-house. By partnering with a vendor, providers can benefit from the latest technology and expertise without the need for a large IT department or the high cost of ownership. This can be especially helpful for rural and community providers struggling with staffing shortages.
Healthcare providers have a unique responsibility to protect patient data and comply with data protection regulations. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of qualified security experts in the field.
Managed IT Services vendors can provide robust security measures and tenured expertise to protect vital health systems against cyber threats and data breaches, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum patient data safeguards.
As healthcare providers grow and expand, their IT needs are going to change. Managed IT Services vendors can provide scalable solutions that can adapt to changing needs, ensuring that healthcare providers always have access to the technology and support they need, no matter the size of their footprint.
MEDTEAM Managed IT Services is a comprehensive solution designed to meet the technology management demands of healthcare organizations at any scale. Our team of experienced IT professionals offers 24/7 customer support, complete infrastructure management, network operations, contract negotiations, and oversight for specialized devices.
Still not convinced? Check out our most recent case study on how managed IT services helped a healthcare provider reduce IT costs and improve efficiency.
If you’re ready to learn more about how our Managed IT Services can provide less downtime and more peace of mind for your healthcare facility, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 1.800.383.6278.