Cloud-based software solutions have been slowly adopted by the healthcare industry, but we are now seeing a strong trend from hospitals and privately owned labs to move in that direction. The implementation of such services can create efficiencies and convenience, especially when dealing with patient data and ensuring high quality patient care. Beyond that, cloud-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions like LabRetriever offer easy setup, training and flexible customization at a cost that is affordable, minimizing operational expenses.
“In 2011, only about 4 percent of healthcare IT providers had adopted some form of cloud computing, but it was at that point that the market started to grow at a healthy rate of about 20 percent each year, and it’s expected to continue until 2017, when it ultimately reaches a market size of $5.4 billion, based on a report by MarketAndMarket. Those estimates are similar to those published by Kalorama which predicts 21 percent growth of healthcare cloud computing in 2013, reaching $3.9 billion by the end of this year.” – Formtek
LabRetriever sleep lab management software not only provides its customers with patient-centric software and excellent customer support, it also addresses three of the biggest concerns for providers of healthcare: security, privacy and disaster recovery. Our team implements a reliable, redundant infrastructure to ensure our customer’s data is safe and secure.
“Moreover, most health care organizations moving to cloud computing are doing so to reduce operational costs, because many have very limited budgets — a powerful motivation that will overcome the overblown security and privacy excuses.” – David Lithicum, InfoWorld
Hospital-based labs can maximize their long-term budgets and keep redundancy down by using sleep lab software like ours in conjunction with an HL7 integration to their hospital EMR. Although there is an upfront cost for the software development related to the communication between the two, once it’s in place, messages and information are easily passed back and forth. It’s a great way to share information to avoid double entry and free-up human resources.
As we approach 2015, our team is prepared for the increased movement to cloud-based computing in our industry. We continually reach out to PSG/HST device manufacturers in an effort to proactively integrate and widen our already extensive compatibility matrix. We never settle for “good enough”. With 12 years of experience under our belts, we know our customers will continue to benefit and grow due to our flexibility and customer-focused product development. After all, they are not just customers; they are our partners in success!