Decision-makers in the healthcare sector often choose to address short-term issues and make incremental improvements to infrastructure rather than looking at the broad outlook of their organizations. For example, a major renovation may be put off in favor of a few minor repairs that demand fewer immediate resources and less manpower.
While this bit-by-bit approach may work in the world of construction, IT is a different story. CIOs must have the foresight to adopt cutting-edge trends without hesitation. This kind of confidence can only be backed up by hospital ERP systems that ensure total financial visibility.
A New Age of Healthcare
Technology is advancing at a breakneck pace, and there has never been a more crucial time to leverage a resource planning solution capable of putting these innovations into action. Why the urgency? A greater emphasis on streamlined patient care
and personalized service is the most powerful trend currently impacting the healthcare field, according to Frost and Sullivan.
A recent press release explored how technology is the underlying force propelling these initiatives forward.
"Instead of functioning merely as workflow aids, information systems are likely to transform the very nature of healthcare planning and delivery, ushering in predictive analytics and coordinated care management," explained Frost and Sullivan Research Analyst Bhargav Rajan.
Many Channels, One Partner
Since today's healthcare IT platforms are integrated across multiple channels and must be accessible from mobile devices, many organizations are in need of a total overhaul to their systems. This means that close, real-time assessments of budgets and resources need to be readily available. Only a carefully implemented solution can provide this level of coordinated insight.
To realize the full potential of today's tech, however, healthcare decision-makers need to look to veteran service providers for proper IT consulting and integration. In the case of New Jersey health system Virtua, its goal to become recognized as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was accelerated by a partnership with Tribridge.
"Our ACO initiative is enabled by several technologies working together in new ways," said Al Campanella, a Virtua executive. "We chose Tribridge because it has a vision for coordinating care that aligns with ours, as well as deep experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM."
With a forward-thinking mindset and the help of a dedicated solutions provider, Virtua was able to realize its aspirations, becoming an ACO and setting the bar high for patient care. Decision-makers across the sector can learn a valuable lesson from this example - an innovative vision can only be brought to life by the experts.