Hospitals and healthcare clinics aren't the only ones pivoting during the coronavirus pandemic. Managed IT companies have also found themselves acting nimbly to manage infrastructure without sacrificing performance or security. More than ever, these third-party companies demonstrate the benefits that managed IT can have on the healthcare industry.
Healthcare providers need to stay agile to meet demand. Managed IT solutions allow organizations to increase their mobility and stay in touch with patients. Their superior flexibility goes hand-in-hand with a medical provider's ability to achieve more reliable care, greater staff productivity, and higher patient satisfaction.
Consider a healthcare practitioner who cares for patients in rural North Carolina. Managed IT solutions will allow the practitioner to digitally access the patient's electronic health record, order prescriptions, and send secure emails. Furthermore, patients are able to set up appointments and check their test results in a matter of seconds using their computers or mobile phones.
Data protection has never been more critical. The modern digital era means that more data is online, including sensitive information related to a patient's health and medication. A third-party managed IT service will ensure robust data protection that complies with ever-changing security requirements.
While security companies can't guarantee against a breach, they can dramatically reduce the chances of a significant incident. IT specialists mitigate potential risks, back up data systems, and develop recovery strategies. The multi-pronged approach provides resilient technical solutions for healthcare providers, large and small.
Lower Operating Costs
According to a report from CDW, managed IT services can reduce IT costs by up to 40%. Part of the reason is flexibility: clients can scale their IT support up or down, depending on their needs. Providers can tailor their services to the needs of the client companies, whether they want comprehensive technical services or discrete individual ones like email protection or security.
Never has there been a better time to work with a managed IT service provider. Gartner, a research and advisory firm, found that 50% of healthcare CIOs have experienced budgetary pressure, while 41% receive inadequate funding. Working with a third-party IT services provider allows CIOs to better meet internal demand without running over the budget.
Peace of Mind
Peace of mind is priceless. Healthcare employees can work with assurance knowing that managed IT service providers are there to assess, monitor, and fix technical problems as they happen, preventing massive system shutdowns. The outsourced IT specialists will also keep the facility compliant with security best practices and the latest HIPAA standards.
The glimpse of serenity is even more critical in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, healthcare breaches increased by 50% between February and May compared to the same time last year. Healthcare providers can rely on specialized engineers for IT support to carry them through the public health crisis.
About Mobile Computer Services, Inc.
When healthcare providers in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina need managed IT solutions they can trust, they turn to Mobile Computer Services (MCS). Since opening more than a decade ago, this IT services provider has provided greater operating flexibility and data protection for clients in the Raleigh and Wake Forest areas of NC.
The dedicated team of IT specialists at Mobile Computer Services manages and monitors operations at many client companies across the state to ensure the most effective and efficient technological services. Whether you need managed IT services or IT consulting, Mobile Computer Services has you covered.
Be sure to get the personalized attention and professional service that's only possible with local experts. Learn more about Mobile Computer Services by calling (919) 230-2900 or visiting in person at 2650 Rogers Rd, Suite 213 in Wake Forest, NC, 27587.