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How to Choose a Cloud Solution for Your Healthcare Practice

If you are a healthcare provider in New Jersey, you have a lot of competition. And, your competitors are busy looking at Cloud solutions for their computing. Why? Because the Cloud is secure, scalable, and collaborative—driving $3.73 billion in healthcare spending on cloud services in 2015 with that number expected to nearly triple to $9.5 billion by 2020.

Here are some considerations that healthcare professionals and facilities must take into account when evaluating which Cloud computing solutions are the right fit for their needs.

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5 Vital Signs of Your Healthcare Practice’s IT Support Partner

IND Corp, IT SupportWhether you’re a small healthcare practice or part of a larger medical group or network, the right IT support and consulting firm will keep your practice healthy and efficient and your patients happy.

In our connected world, medical and office staff and patients rely on real time, up-to-date access to medical records, lab test results, schedules, and billing procedures.

A busy practice can’t afford downtime or risk security breaches of patient information.  Having a reliable, trusted IT partner can directly affect the quality, level and safety of patient care – as well as your bottom line.

Here’s a summary of the five things to examine when looking for an IT support partner for your healthcare practice:

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Cloud vs On-Premise EHR Systems: What is The Right Prescription for Your Healthcare Organization?

Cloud Solutions for health companies The healthcare industry’s computing needs are as varied as its providers. From electronic health records and HIPAA compliance to the myriad paperwork involved in practice management, it is essential that software systems and files are easy to access and as secure as possible.

An important decision for healthcare organizations, medical labs, physicians and other healthcare providers face is whether or not to maintain an on-premise server or use a Cloud-based solution for their electronic health record (EHR) system. A further Cloud consideration is whether to go with a private Cloud solution, or use a public Cloud option (if it’s available from your software manufacturer.)

Let’s examine some determining factors to help you decide which type of server to choose for your healthcare organization.

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The Medical Profession In The Digital Age

Does your doctor pull out a file with envelopes and notes when accessing your health records or do they use a computer? More than likely, they are now employing a computer.

Electronic health records

This is due to the recent adoption of EHR software, or electronic health records. The use of EHR software by medical professionals has grown in recent years. The percentage of office-based physicians with access to EHR software stood at 57 percent in 2011. This is a rise from the 50.7 percent of office-based physicians who used EHR software in 2010.

Electronic records good news for patients

This is a good thing. If health records are kept electronically, they are less likely to be lost. Moreover, medical professionals can access your medical history immediately. This can shorten the time that patients have to wait to see the doctor.

Federal government encouragement

The federal government is encouraging the move toward EHR. They are also supporting electronic filing for prescriptions. This may reduce patients from losing their prescriptions and it ensures they are easier for the pharmacist to read.