IT infrastructure in healthcareIT infrastructure in healthcare
As an IT supplier, we know better than anyone how important the IT infrastructure is for organizations. Likewise in healthcare. A good IT infrastructure is essential for healthcare for several reasons:
- Better communication: The right IT infrastructure enables healthcare professionals to easily communicate with each other and exchange information. This can actually only benefit the quality of care ten times. Healthcare providers are better and can work together.
- Efficiency: A well-functioning IT infrastructure improves certainty. In particular by reducing administrative tasks and automating repetitive (often distributed) processes. This gives healthcare providers more time to focus on patient care.
- Safety and security: An IT infrastructure allows patient data to be securely stored and shared between healthcare providers. This minimizes the risk of errors and unauthorized access to data. It is of course important to keep up with the times. Hackers are getting slimmer and if (security) systems are not up-to-date, that is a vulnerability and you open your organization to attacks from outside.
- Integrated systems: A good IT infrastructure can break down different systems and devices, giving healthcare providers access to a wide range of information. As a result, they are better able to diagnose, plan treatments and help patients.
- Patient experience: Thanks to the IT infrastructure, it is possible to improve the patient experience. This includes online access to medical information, the ability to schedule appointments electronically and faster processing of administrative genomes.
Concluding: a good IT infrastructure can really improve care by assuring better communication and collaboration between healthcare providers and between healthcare providers and patients. It increases productivity and ensures beter IT security. This makes it possible to seriously improve the overall patient experience.