For healthcare organization administrators, meeting the demands of an ever-changing healthcare landscape is no easy task. In today’s world of constantly evolving healthcare demands, providing quality care while also staying within budget becomes increasingly difficult.
Luckily, investing in the right healthcare software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications can help you save money and serve as a tool to streamline operations which will, in turn, increase efficiency.
If you are frustrated with your current legacy software and are looking for more efficient and cost-effective ways to manage your organization’s data, here are some unique benefits that a SaaS solution provides that others cannot:
1: No Expensive License Fees
One of the major cost savings that SaaS solutions generate for healthcare organizations is by eliminating the barrier of purchasing expensive hardware and software licenses. Instead, with a pay-as-you-go model, organizations can access the services they need when they need them.
Also, many licensed software products require their customers to purchase the full suite of capabilities. This could result in your organization paying for features it does not need or use.
With SaaS solutions, you only pay for what you need at scale. In turn, your investment in the software generates more value for your operations and processes.
2: Cloud-Based Scalability
Another way SaaS solutions save money is through improved scalability. Using cloud-based infrastructure, healthcare organizations can easily scale up or down depending on their needs without having to invest in additional physical resources or personnel.
With this flexibility, healthcare organizations can prevent overspending on unnecessary assets while still being able to respond quickly to any changes in demand. Instead of overpaying or underpaying for resources, you can pay for the exact amount as needed and compensate for changes over time.
Additionally, since cloud computing requires less maintenance than an on-premises system, healthcare IT workers can spend less time on low-level maintenance tasks. Instead, they can dedicate their working hours to more advanced systems administration needs and solving more complex problems related to your organization’s technological infrastructure.
3: Automatic Updating
SaaS solutions are hosted and managed by the provider that you are leasing from. This removes many of the common maintenance tasks your organization would otherwise have to oversee manually.
For example, if software that you purchased requires manually initiated updates, any lag in installing them could compromise the performance and security of the software itself. With SaaS products, the provider will manage these automatically for you so that you can benefit from the peace of mind that your solution remains fully current and performing at its best with a dedicated team overseeing it.
4: Device-Agnostic Connectivity
Unlike other types of software, SaaS products do not need to be hard-installed onto devices. The device-agnostic nature of healthcare SaaS products allows your staff to access the same features and resources from any authorized device at your facility. Whether using a laptop, tablet, or any other internet-enabled device, you’ll always remain connected.
5: Real-Time Analytics
A high-quality healthcare SaaS platform should also provide analytics that your organization’s leadership can analyze to gauge performance across departments. This enables greater decision-making based on objective data that provides both a high-level and detailed view of key metrics that you want to track.
6: Ongoing Developer Support
Healthcare organizations must ensure that their software solutions are reliable and secure to protect patient data, which creates a need for a higher level of support than is typically seen with non-healthcare related SaaS products.
These specialized needs can be easily met with SaaS solutions, as many SaaS providers have invested in the necessary infrastructure to provide robust technical support. This support covers everything from regular site maintenance to sophisticated troubleshooting and custom integration needs. This ensures that healthcare organizations can focus their energy on serving patients without worrying about technical problems or needing to rely on in-house expertise.
Maintaining a Better Continuum of Care
Ultimately, with the right SaaS solution, healthcare providers can maintain a better continuum of care for their patients. By using a cloud-enabled, device-agnostic solution, you can better coordinate with internal and external colleagues to provide an elevated standard of care for your patients.
At MorCare, we develop innovative SaaS solutions designed to help healthcare organizations provide continuously improved patient experiences at their facilities. With our team supporting your own, you can manage your data compliantly and securely without having to furnish the high costs of other legacy software.
To learn more, contact us today.