Saas for Healthcare | Healthcare Software as a service

What are the benefits of SaaS in the Healthcare Industry?

SaaS in the Healthcare Industry has the following benefits:

  1. It is secure.
  2. It is scalable.
  3. It facilitates easy and quick back-ups.
  4. It allows real-time updates.
  5. It increases accessibility.
  6. It offers fast and better upgrades.

Cost-Effective

Healthcare technologies are expensive, and as the healthcare industry deals with very sensitive information, it cannot compromise on efficient features just for the sake of saving a little money. However, with SaaS, healthcare institutes get an economical solution as they don’t have to bear any:

  • set up costs as heavy hardware set up is not required
  • upgradation costs
  • heavy initial investments

Security

With SaaS applications, medical institutions can access multiple security features to keep the patient data secure. Also, there are several compliances and standards like HIPAA, which are ensured to keep private health information and sensitive data safe.

Scalability

SaaS applications are highly scalable as they are usually cloud-based. Hence, the medical institutions don’t have to worry about scalability as they can quickly scale their applications up or down, depending on their business’ growth.

Back-ups

One of the most significant benefits of SaaS applications is regular back-ups. With on-site data servers, the institute is responsible for all back-ups and is under the constant risk of losing all data in case the servers crash. However, this is not the case with SaaS applications as they continuously back up all data. So, in case of any problems, all medical data can be easily retrieved.

Real-Time Updates

With SaaS applications, healthcare institutes can ensure that they have accurate information at all times, as it facilitates real-time updates. It means all the specialists involved in a patient’s case can collaborate on his records and share regular updates. Every specialist will have the latest updated information, which will help them provide better care.

Accessibility

With SaaS applications, authorized users can access information from anywhere, at any time. It is especially important as doctors can consult with each other regarding a patient’s case from remote locations. Patients and doctors can also communicate easily without worrying about accessing the latest records.

Planning

The first step, planning, requires you to figure out your requirements. You must know what problem you’re trying to solve and what exactly are you expecting from the SaaS solution. You should identify who will be the end-user and what features you want to add to the application to make the application easy-to-use for the end-user. It helps to hire a healthcare technology consulting company, as they can help you precisely plan all your requirements.

  • Cloud SaaS Platform with OSS, BSS, Service consumer and provider portal, etc.
  • Quality Attributes like performance, availability, flexibility, etc.
  • Privacy and Security

Documentation

The second step, documentation, requires you to document all your requirements before moving on to any development procedure.

  • Immunization Management
  • Patient Information Management
  • Appointments/Admission Scheduling, etc.

MVP

MVP stands for Minimum Viable Product. The MVP includes the core features to perform at a fundamental level. It acts as a proposal, just to check if it is the desired solution for the problem you wish to rectify. If the MVP doesn’t prove to be successful, it will not be taken into further development stages.

Development

Once you’ve completed the planning, documentation, and finalized the technology stack, you can move on to the development stage.

  • data encryption
  • access control
  • data back-up, etc.

Deployment and Maintenance

The next step after development is supposed to be the deployment of the application. But before the application is deployed, you must ensure that:

  • the quality of the final version has been checked

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