In 2022, a major focus for healthcare organizations is digitally transforming and modernizing their IT infrastructure. Survey findings report that only 10% of healthcare organizations have completed digital transformation, while 23% are planning and 49% are actively working on digital transformation initiatives.
While the thought of an IT modernization project can be daunting, it is necessary to eliminate legacy technology and inefficiencies to be agile and remain competitive.
Below, we highlight common challenges that come with outdated IT infrastructure:
- Integration – New software oftentimes doesn’t support outdated technology, making system integration difficult or impossible. Without system integration, tasks remain manual and time-consuming.
- Efficiency – Legacy technology usually cannot keep up with the speed needed to match the fast-paced environment, hindering staff efficiency and productivity. Additionally, siloed data makes it difficult to access data to perform tasks. This can lead to frustration, burnout, and turnover. Not to mention, IT staff alone spends 60% of their time managing legacy systems – time that could be better spent on bettering internal processes and spearheading new projects.
- Security and Compliance – Eventually, legacy systems stop receiving security patches and upgrades necessary to ensure data security. Cybercriminals continue to get smarter and can identify vulnerabilities and evolve their practices to successfully infiltrate systems.
- Access to Comprehensive Patient Data – Healthcare has been digitized for a while; however, the complete picture is stored in multiple data silos, facilities, health plans, etc. Without having access to the comprehensive medical record, quality is lowered and cost of care increases.
- Cost – IT typically spends 60-80% of their budget on legacy systems – money that could be invested in new projects and modernizing applications.
In a recent survey, 49% of healthcare IT leaders noted that data management was one of the largest barriers to digital health adoption, and 40% said they lack interoperability and data standards across technology systems and platforms. In the long run, digitally transforming the IT infrastructure is the best and most sustainable solution for healthcare organizations, and here is why.
At Trinisys, our vast experience with over 200 commercial systems allows us to connect disparate systems that wouldn’t normally be able to communicate. This allows manual tasks to be streamlined and automated, allowing for increased productivity and efficiency among staff and day-to-day operations.
Additionally, our team can aggregate, consolidate, and present data in a single platform, enabling providers to access a comprehensive view of a patient’s medical record while being able to decommission systems that are outdated or no longer in use. This approach not only eliminates maintenance and support costs associated with legacy systems but also protects the data from cyberattacks and breaches.
Trinisys solutions provide actionable data that can be easily and quickly accessed and viewed. To discover ways to improve your organization’s technology setup, please visit www.trinisys.com, or reach out to one of our subject matter experts by submitting a form below or calling 877-874-6479.