Navigating the Challenges of the Healthcare Industry
Increasing Risk of Cybersecurity Threats
The healthcare industry is highly vulnerable to cyber threats due to the vast amounts of sensitive patient data that healthcare organizations store and transmit. Implementing strong data encryption, access controls, and network security measures can help companies protect their data from various cybersecurity threats, such as ransomware attacks, phishing attacks, data breaches and IoT & medical device vulnerabilities.
Healthcare organizations often utilize different IT systems and software platforms to manage their patient data, creating silos of data. Achieving interoperability is essential for improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery, as it empowers healthcare providers to access patient data from different sources and utilize that data to make informed decisions about patient care.
Outdated Legacy Systems
Many Healthcare facilities still rely on legacy IT systems that are outdated and challenging to maintain. These older systems can be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, and they may not be compatible with newer technologies and systems. Healthcare organizations must migrate to cloud-based systems or adopt emerging tech such as AI/ML to upgrade their legacy systems.
Improving Patient Care Experience
Fragmented care delivery, limited access to care, and inefficient care coordination lead to patient disengagement and frustration with their healthcare experience. Technology solutions such as telemedicine portals, mHealth apps, and electronic health records (EHR) systems can improve patient engagement, reduce wait times, and improve the quality of care, ultimately elevating the patient care experience.
Building an Effective Data Management Strategy
The healthcare industry produces enormous amounts of data, including patient data, clinical data, and administrative data. To improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, healthcare organizations must adopt effective data management strategies. These strategies will help healthcare organizations manage their data efficiently and leverage it to its full potential.
Meeting Regulatory Compliance
The healthcare industry is subject to many different regulations and compliance requirements, including HIPAA, GDPR, and other data protection regulations. Healthcare organizations must ensure that their IT systems and processes are compliant with all relevant regulations to avoid potential legal issues and damage to their reputation.
Adapting to New Technologies & Innovations
The healthcare industry is experiencing rapid technological advancements, such as telemedicine, AI, AR/VR and IoT. Adapting to these technologies can help organizations improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency. However, this also requires investment in training and reskilling the workforce to keep up with the evolving industry landscape.
Attracting and Retaining Skilled Workforce
With an increasing demand for healthcare services, the industry requires a skilled workforce including nurses, doctors and support staff. However, the supply of healthcare professionals is not keeping up with demand, resulting in staff shortages. To address this challenge, facilities can leverage technology solutions such as AI-powered recruitment tools and online training programs to attract and retain talent.
Healthcare Solutions for the Digital Era
InfoStride’s digital transformation services can help healthcare organizations integrate digital technologies into all aspects of their operations and processes, from patient care to administration and management. By leveraging telemedicine, big data analytics, wearable technology and AI, organizations can enhance the patient experience, improve outcomes, reduce costs, and optimize operations.Learn more
We offer a range of data analytics services and solutions, such as data management and warehousing, data visualization and reporting and predictive analytics to the healthcare industry. This can help pinpoint trends and patterns in patient data to improve diagnoses and treatment plans, leading to enhanced patient experience.Learn more
We can help healthcare facilities implement effective cybersecurity practices to protect against various types of cyber threats and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patient data. Our cybersecurity services for the healthcare industry typically include security assessments, penetration testing, vulnerability management, incident response planning, and security awareness training for staff.Learn more
QA & Performance Testing
Our team of experts can help healthcare organizations to identify potential issues and vulnerabilities in their software systems and applications, as well as implement best practices to improve the quality, reliability, and performance of their IT systems. We also ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and data privacy laws to avoid any legal action.Learn more
Application Dev. & Maintenance
We can help healthcare organization design and deploy custom software solutions tailored to meet their unique requirements. Our expertise includes developing electronic health record (EHR) systems, telehealth/telemedicine apps, health information exchange (HIE) platforms, pharmacy management systems, on-demand healthcare apps, and more.Learn more
We provide comprehensive accessibility testing and remediation solutions for healthcare websites, apps, and other digital resources. Our team of experts can help healthcare organizations enhance their accessibility compliance, improve the patient experience, and ensure that all individuals including those with disabilities have access to the care they need.Learn more
InfoStride’s cloud computing services can help healthcare firms store and share patient data securely, boost collaboration between healthcare providers, and reduce IT costs. We can also help organizations migrate their legacy IT infrastructure to the cloud with careful planning to ensure greater flexibility and scalabilityLearn more
InfoStride’s staff augmentation services can help healthcare firms address their staffing shortages and skill gaps, particularly in areas such as IT and digital transformation. With us, healthcare organizations can access a pool of highly skilled and experienced IT professionals on a short-term or long-term basis, depending on their needs.Learn more
Growth Marketing Services
InfoStride’s growth marketing services can help healthcare firms enhance their digital presence, optimize their websites for search engines and build targeted campaigns to improve the overall patient experience. This ultimately helps organizations augment their brand awareness, attract more patients and drive sustainable growth for their business.Learn more