Healthcare IT is undergoing an historical technological transition. The industry is moving toward a more efficient future—where doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers use electronic health records (EHRs) instead of handwritten notes and physical charts, and where algorithms and automation replace tickler files and sticky notes.
A number of factors are driving organizations across the country to begin modernizing their systems, including government mandates and a need for improved patient care. Most notably, the enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) in January 2009—in particular, its “meaningful use” incentives and requirements—has accelerated the rate at which EHR technology is advancing, as well as its rate of adoption.
As a healthcare IT leader, you are at the center of this transformation. You face numerous challenges as you usher your organization toward the future. Some of the challenges are universal—such as the workforce’s increasing generational diversity, rapidly advancing technology, a proliferation of data, and a greater focus on security. Other challenges are specific to healthcare—aside from being a technological transformation, it’s also a significantly different work approach. Healthcare employees must radically and quickly change how they do their jobs. As a healthcare IT leader, it’s your job to ensure that they do, and that they thrive. Plus, you must work to find innovative ways to use new technologies and an increasing amount of data to improve patient care and the organization’s bottom line—despite shrinking IT budgets.
Vitalyst recognizes the complexity of modern healthcare IT. We believe in a “divide and conquer” strategy—one where your in-house IT desk focuses on key technologies that are critical to running the business of patient care. Meanwhile, we provide our expertise to the latest technologies your administrative users (HR, finance, marketing, accounting, etc) rely on to run the overall business.
To achieve this, we offer a range of services designed to increase your employees’ productivity and efficiency, including
- Software coaching for live how-to support to master software functionality
- Self-help resources
- Training options to develop ongoing end-user success
- Comprehensive software migration program
To learn more about Vitalyst services and support for healthcare organizations, contact us today.