The entire health care industry – particularly long-term care – has long been powered by paper. Think of the numerous files, charts, forms, and binders you’ve seen that follow patients from doctor to doctor and hospital to nursing home to home health agency. But we’re finally seeing a shift in this paradigm as the health care sector adopts and embraces IT. Here are two of the latest trends driving this shift.
Migration to the cloud. We’ll admit it: the good thing about paper documentation is you never have to reboot or worry about them crashing. But by migrating to the cloud, your business’s data have protection from any and all forms of disaster. The best part? You’ll always know exactly where to find it.
Virtualization. By virtualizing desktops, servers, and applications you not only save money but you increase efficiency as well. Virtualization optimizes communication and streamlines the process for updates and repairs since it can be done remotely.
What do these trends mean for facilities and their residents? For one, cloud computing and virtualization work together to cut both cost and risk when it comes to data storage. Implementing them will mean more efficient communication both within the facility, with patients, their physicians, and family members and along the entire care continuum.
Is your business on board with the latest trends in LTC?
In your opinion, how have these trends affected health care delivery?
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