Most all business can benefit from some amount of outsourcing. The medical field, however, is able to thrive much better with the assistance of outsourced software development and other IT services.
In 2015, Black Book surveyed a wide range of executives in the medical field. A variety of people were represented, from hospital CIOs and IT leaders, to managers of care facilities. They were all asked to contribute their opinions on outsourcing services options in 2015.
The survey revealed that 73% of medical facilities with a capacity over 300 beds are open to looking for technology solutions outside of their staff. It also showed that 81% of facilities under 300 beds also place a higher priority on IT outsourcing.
An article published in July of 2017 in Modern Medicine, discusses the outsourcing benefits for medical facilities. It mentions that healthcare practices would benefit by outsourcing workload such as medical billing processes, and IT management. The author, Ben Walker also mentions Black Book’s 2015 survey. He writes:
“Perhaps the most convincing argument from the survey came from the 600 respondents who were either former or current IT outsourcing users: Ninety percent said they were either at or near full returns on their investments within three months, if not sooner.”
Below, we have gathered a few more of the IT outsourcing benefits for medical facilities:
More time to focus on the quality of care:
If healthcare facilities are focused too heavily on overseeing the company’s IT, then they lose critical time that could be spent on directly working on developing their core services. It is also true that many medical facilities aren’t in a position to hire and train their own IT staff.
Reduce operating costs:
Running any type of medical facility can be extremely expensive. Funding an in-house IT department is not necessarily feasible. By outsourcing, these businesses can afford to channel their funding directly into the care of their employees and patients.
Gaining access to world-class services:
By outsourcing IT, these health care providers will have access to the best support in the world. Instead of spending valuable time training IT employees, they can work with already established professionals.
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