When putting together an effective technology strategy, many senior housing communities are turning to healthcare IT consultants, and for good reasons. These professionals not only understand the latest systems, but also bring with them knowledge about best practices, scalability, training, and an understanding of healthcare-specific regulations.
Changing with the times is not an option, and it’s becoming critical to plan ahead and implement the IT infrastructure necessary to support expanded health, care, and quality of life technology for your patients and the community. To help you navigate and prepare for these changes hitting healthcare, we’ve created a free checklist: Determining Healthcare IT Infrastructure Needs.
Senior housing may face a range of business challenges, from increasing competition to changing resident expectations. It takes creative management to address these issues. On the operational side, there are a number of hurdles that require not just good business savvy, but also sophisticated healthcare IT solutions.
Not long ago, we shared with you what to consider when hiring a managed service provider. Managed services are only one piece of the puzzle for a strong IT roadmap. Another aspect of finding who will best handle your technology needs is IT consulting. Your IT consultant is your guide to finding the best technology solutions for your business. There are a few things to check before choosing your IT consultant in order to make sure he or she is the right fit for you.
Innovation in senior living is gaining momentum, but technology is evolving rapidly. A comprehensive, well-planned infrastructure should be scalable and cost effective to support the technology of tomorrow. Discover the importantance of planning for the future with your IT investments today in the infographic below.
As senior housing operators know, technology options abound when it comes to software, hardware, devices, and infrastructure. Choosing the best IT services to bring them all together can be challenging, since you need to balance the needs of residents and staff. But there’s one more group to keep in mind when putting services in place: regulators.
Perhaps your senior living organization has invested in a technology infrastructure upgrade, complete with the latest health apps and monitoring services. But without seamless connectivity, those dollars may not be as well spent as you might think.