Healthcare IT and business decision-makers can maximize their use of data with the right analytics tools and technologies.
This starts with an advanced, cloud-based data management platform. It can serve as a central repository for enterprise data, enhance data visibility and accessibility, and allow healthcare organizations to repurpose data for different uses—whether it's to improve their procurement processes and optimize their supply chains or to adopt evidence-based treatment approaches.
Healthcare organizations also need to focus on strong network connectivity to ensure data gets to its intended source quickly and securely. Advanced network technologies such as software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN), mobile edge computing (MEC) and 5G can help these organizations optimize network traffic and ensure business-critical data is prioritized as it travels across their networks. Giving clinicians and healthcare administrators access to the data they need when they rely on it most can make a significant, potentially life-saving, difference in patient outcomes.
Managed services are another consideration as hospitals and health systems evolve into more data-driven organizations. Using custom solutions often leaves organizations stuck with technologies that aren't interoperable or that quickly become obsolete as their business needs change.
Working with a managed services provider allows healthcare organizations to benefit from a platform-based approach with integrated, constantly upgraded technologies that can meet their ever-changing operational needs. A managed services provider can oversee many of the advanced network technologies mentioned above, help healthcare organizations strengthen their network infrastructure over time, and benefit from automation and efficiency that can improve patient care and internal operations.