How IT Outsourcing Benefits Medical Facilities

How IT Outsourcing can help Medical Facilities 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.    If you work within a medical facility and are in need of IT and software development services, give us a call today at (502) 890-7665. Here at Number8, we prioritize providing the best services possible to our clients. For more information on the work we do, and the clients we help, visit our About Us page.  

8 Benefits of Outsourcing That You May Not Already Know

February 23, 2017 / in IT Outsourcing, / by Number8

Many companies decide to outsource their software development for the sole purpose of saving money. While cost efficiency is valuable, there are benefits of outsourcing to consider when choosing a direct hire or IT contractor. Below, we have outlined a few ways in which our clients have benefited from outsourcing their tech development as a way to help you decide what next step is right for your business:

You get to focus on the big picture

For small companies it can be difficult to balance many different day-to-day tasks that are essential in growth and development. Not to mention, hiring an IT department to manage technical work is not always feasible in terms of cost, or even necessary in terms of workflow. By outsourcing, you can step back and focus your time and energy into curating your brand and your mission.

Benefits of OutsourcingProductivity

In today’s market, it is more important than ever to be quick and efficient. If your in-house technology is not functioning at an optimal level, it will affect every single aspect of your company’s capabilities. Consulting with IT experts outside of your company will allow you and your team members to operate at their best.

Staffing flexibility

For many smaller companies, it isn’t financially possible to hire on full-time employees in every department. You may be eager to expand your software capabilities to reflect the growth within your business, but not be ready to develop an IT arm of your company. Number8 understands this conflict, and we are here to help. Our staff is available to work with you on a project-by-project basis to help you achieve your goals.

Team development

By outsourcing the work that may otherwise interfere with your employee’s other responsibilities, you can instead focus on building your staff up and allowing them to really focus on the areas in which they excel. This will help not only with levels of productivity, but also with confidence.

Time zone advantage

Costa Rica, where we have tech partners located, is only one hour behind us in Louisville, KY. Some would argue the benefits of having an outsource agency in countries like India or China where the time difference is large enough that your agency could have an assignment completed before you get into the office the next morning. While it may seem attractive to have someone finish a project while you sleep, what if something goes wrong? Our partners are only a phone call away so we can remain in contact with them in real time to ensure everything is running as smoothly as possible.

Fresh ideas/ a new set of eyes

It is easy to fall into routines and get bogged down by daily responsibilities. When you get into this pattern, it can be more difficult to notice when something needs to be changed. By working with people outside of your company, you allow for new insights that otherwise could have been overlooked.

Experienced consultation

Together, we at number8 have over 18 years of software development experience ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 100 companies. We have worked with a variety of professional fields including health care, finance and banking, transportation, and much more. Our philosophy is to empower our clients to produce better software, faster with whatever means we have at our disposal.

No harm in trying

Confident that you will be satisfied with us, we want to give you every opportunity to ensure that we can offer everything you need. That is why we offer a free trial to any new clients interested in our services. Give us a call at (502) 890-7665 to learn more!  


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