Your Healthcare Business Needs a Technology Team
It’s no secret that healthcare and technology are now forever intertwined. It started with electronic medical records and now you can do everything from virtual doctor visits to fulfilling prescriptions online. With all this convenience comes an entirely new layer of risk. A risk for patients and a big risk for healthcare providers.
There’s some debate about what a person’s data is worth. Of course, it matters who the person is, compare Warren Buffet to Everyday Joe and you might correctly suspect that Mr. Buffet’s data is more valuable. But, consider this, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google basically give away their services for free to millions of “Everyday Joes” and what’s the only thing that they ask for in exchange? Personal data.
What’s a small to medium healthcare provider to do? It’s not as if you can avoid technology, you’d have close to zero clients. It’s also not feasible to hire your own IT professional, let alone employ an entire IT department. You’re smart, and you hire smart people, so surely you or someone on your team can handle the IT, right? You’re a medical professional, and very good at what you do, but medical training doesn’t prepare you for IT security. You wouldn’t go see a podiatrist if you had a toothache, and you wouldn’t go see a dentist to help with fallen arches. IT is no different, it takes a team of highly-trained specialists to properly assess, resolve, support, and maintain a healthy IT system. An IT system free from unnecessary risks.
What to look for in a Managed Service Provider
That’s why we believe the smartest thing for small to medium healthcare providers to do is partner with a trusted Managed Service Provider (MSP). The right MSP will not only reduce your day-to-day IT issues, but they’ll also solve problems that do arise with lightning-fast response times – allowing you to focus on what matters most, your patients. Only work with an MSP that understands the risks associated with healthcare and technology and works proactively to prevent potential risks. To further leverage the relationship, hire an MSP that provides you with annual Security Risk Assessments (required for HIPAA compliance), an extensive HIPAA Policy Library, encrypted data, email archiving, and a trusted Data Loss Prevention platform.
Obviously, we’d love for you to give ToSolution the
opportunity to provide you with exceptional IT service, but even if we are not
the right MSP for you, we sincerely believe that these services are critical to
any MSP expecting to serve the healthcare community. You can, and should, expect
more than mediocre IT security and support.
What we prescribed above barely scratches the surface of what we provide and what you’ll need to maintain a healthy IT network. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about ToSolution’s Flat Rate IT Support for healthcare, please connect with us today. We want to serve you!