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Healthcare organizations can benefit from ITaaS

Healthcare organizations can benefit from ITaaS

In order to support the numerous IT advancements that have been made in the medical field in recent years, healthcare practices must implement emerging technologies to support their operations. Whether it's by making electronic health records or telemedicine possible to better serve patients or streamlining internal processes to meet staff members' needs, solutions like virtualization can play a critical role in improving how medical organizations run. When these systems are deployed with the assistance of remote dba experts, hospitals can be sure that they are properly leveraging all of their IT tools.

Savings add up
According to a recent report by MeriTalk, many leaders in the healthcare industry are considering the impact that IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) could have on their operations. The findings, based on a survey of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and underwritten by EMC Corporation, determined that one of the greatest benefits hospitals stand to gain is savings, as ITaaS may allow organizations to reduce IT costs by 9 percent. Over the course of three years, this will lead to $11 billion in savings.

To reach these ends, 87 percent of healthcare IT executives surveyed said that they are deploying virtualization technologies, while 73 percent are focusing on streamlining IT operations. In addition, 48 percent are working toward centralizing IT management.

"An ITaaS framework enables providers to support the pace of change and organizational transformation to meet accountable care goals," said David Dimond, healthcare solutions chief strategist, EMC Corporation. "As IT departments transform their operations to run IT as a service, their role will also transform – from exclusive providers of IT services to brokers of IT services. This shared services infrastructure offers healthcare organizations the opportunity to lower operational costs, restructure costs from capital to operating expenses, improve service levels, and accelerate the deployment of key healthcare applications."

Cloud computing-related technologies such as virtualization can have major effects on how well healthcare practices manage their budgets. Forbes explained that these tools can often help organizations save money by reducing their need for in-house IT staff, as well as by eliminating much of the need to invest in and maintain onsite hardware. 

By harnessing the power of advanced healthcare IT solutions and remote database support, medical practices can reduce spending while improving patient outcomes.

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