Health IT Outcomes published “For Healthcare IT, It's All About ROI,” an article written by Dan Slates, global integrated solutions manager, Hyland, creator of OnBase. The article describes the need to implement technology that improves care. Not only must every application, system and process in every department of every healthcare organisation comply with the federal regulations designed to improve healthcare quality and delivery, they must also bring business value to the healthcare organisation.
When considering new solutions, whether it’s a financial reporting, quality, provider contract or case management solution or an enterprise operational system, healthcare IT professionals seek technology that streamlines processes, reduces operational costs and expedites decisions. More than that, though, technology must empower the clinicians and staff at their respective hospitals and health systems to provide quality care and deliver better service.
Healthcare IT solutions must provide a healthy return on investment (ROI). The sooner that ROI is realised through operational efficiencies, the opportunity to reduce overhead and eliminate support and maintenance fees of systems that are no longer needed – the better.
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