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6 Reasons Why One Strategic Move Can Solve Your Biggest HIT Headaches

Solve multiple technology and business challenges with one strategic move.

What if there was one IT decision you could make that could improve your security posture, reduce downtime risks, scale down your overall IT costs, eliminate surprise infrastructure expenses, and help your providers and staff be more efficient and less frustrated by technology? Moving to the cloud could be that decision.

With your clinical and business applications in the cloud, you get fast, secure, and reliable access to your practice and patient data. The difference is, you no longer have tens—or hundreds—of thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment and software sitting in your office.

That’s equipment and software you no longer need to buy, house, insure, maintain, secure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and replace every few years. Without that technology overhead burden, you can continue to build your practice knowing that you have the IT resiliency to respond to new requirements without breaking a sweat.

Explore why this one move can solve your biggest HIT worries.

Reason 1 – The cloud is secure and compliant—when it’s built for healthcare.

With lives and personal health information at stake, healthcare organizations are especially vulnerable to security threats. We protect your private or public cloud infrastructure with best-in-class security experts and technology, from a managed security operations center (SOC) to incident response teams, to ensure continuity of service. Our cloud team works side-by-side with these experts to make sure that your environment is protected to the fullest possible extent, and that we can respond immediately to threats to minimize your risk.

In addition, our HITRUST certification gives your practice risk assurance for both internal and external stakeholders, including regulators, and eases your HIPAA compliance audits. A cloud platform built for healthcare is certified to meet the stringent requirements for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF). This is the gold standard for healthcare organizations who need to safeguard patients’ personal health information and critical practice data. HITRUST CSF consolidates more than 15 global security standards and regulations (including HIPAA, PCI, COBIT, NIST, ISO, FTC, and state laws) along with leading practice frameworks.

“The fact that Med Tech Solutions has achieved HITRUST CSF Certification attests to the high quality of their information risk management and compliance program.”

BIMAL SHETH, VICE PRESIDENT OF ASSURANCE SERVICES
HITRUST

Reason 2 – The cloud offers enterprise-level performance

Private, public, and hybrid cloud environments offer enterprise-level hardware and redundancy, which can be cost-prohibitive for providers to duplicate and maintain with on-premise systems. This is especially true when supply chain issues increase costs and reduce availability for datacenter hardware. Multiple layers of redundancy ensure the most resilient infrastructure for your workloads so you can continue to serve patients and build your business in almost any situation. Even if disaster strikes, we can have your organization online and running again within hours.

The state-of-the-art hardware and software in our private cloud can also give you significantly faster performance. That means faster response when your providers access the EHR in an exam room with a patient, collaborate with a specialist online, or keep up with email and business matters. With cloud costs spread across thousands of customers based on their usage, even small organizations gain access to constantly up-to-date enterprise hardware and software, including redundant systems to protect critical data and keep workers connected no matter what.

“Moving over to MTS, I was able to move a majority of my core systems over to virtual servers and solid state hard drives—environments that were much beefier and allowed me to grow and deliver the performance that providers expected.”

ARMANDO BESNÉ
OptumCare

Reason 3 – The cloud is flexible and scalable

Cloud-based systems can easily expand or contract to meet changing computing requirements. That could be to provision staff to work from home rather than the office, or to add new applications such as population health tracking or telehealth. These changes no longer require the time and money to define, purchase, set up, and maintain new servers and software. Your IT group simply specifies the requirements for the new application or service, and within hours your cloud-based infrastructure can be ready to service the new workload.

By putting your systems in the cloud, you pay for only what you use. Cloud-based computing and data resources easily scale almost immediately to support expanding or contracting staff, new locations, and adding or changing practice specialties or applications. In contrast, scaling with on-premise equipment means buying and deploying new systems, which is expensive and time-consuming under the best of circumstances. If requirements change during a crisis, responding effectively is almost impossible.

“When it comes down to the scale of the growth of our business, we’re able to do that easily with the cloud. We have more time now to focus on providing healthcare and seeing the future on how we’re going to continue to grow the business rather than having to worry about the IT infrastructure internally.”

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ, IT DIRECTOR
Arroyo Vista Family Health Center

Reason 4 –  The cloud supports analytics and value-added programs

By securely hosting your patient and practice data on the cloud, you gain the power of in-depth, near real-time analytics. Intuitive, customizable dashboards offer insights into provider productivity and patient and population health, and support reporting requirements for additional reimbursement opportunities.

With cloud-based fixed costs and guaranteed service level agreements (SLAs), your IT teams can confidently plan new value-added programs to support your practice’s growth and efficiency. When your in-house IT resources spend less time maintaining servers, they can focus on work that improves your business processes and efficiencies, as well as workflows and patient experiences.

MTS PRACTICE DATA ANALYTICS provides powerful, customizable dashboards that offer insights into provider productivity and population health, and support reporting requirements for additional reimbursement opportunities.

Reason 5 – The cloud requires minimal upfront cost

By moving from capital expenditures (upfront costs) to operating expenses (monthly payments for consumed services), your practice can save capital for other important equipment or growth initiatives. And there’s no need to compromise due to budget. We continuously invest in the most reliable, proven, and highest performing hardware and software in our HITRUST CSFcertified private cloud environments to ensure optimum performance and security. Because we spread those costs across all of our hosting customers, you can deploy a bestof-breed solution that is ideally suited to your situation rather than just what you can afford at the time you need new capabilities. And if public or hybrid cloud is a better option for your situation, we’ll make sure you get what you need at the budget you set.

Upfront costs for on-premise data center

  • NETWORK HARDWARE/WARRANTIES
  • BACK-UP SYSTEMS
  • UNINTERRUPTABLE POWER SUPPLY
  • UTILITIES/OPERATIONS
  • ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE LICENSES
  • MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES
  • INCIDENT RESPONSE SERVICES

Included in the cloud but pay only for your share

Reason 6 – The cloud offers lower fixed costs

With on-premise systems, IT costs can be unpredictable, and unforeseen datacenter costs can quickly undermine other important IT initiatives. By shifting on-premise server loads to the cloud, the direct support costs of these systems also shift to the cloud provider, who handles all the replacements, upgrades, patches, and backups. These cloud services can be purchased as a fixed monthly fee that includes management services, which can be both lower—and more predictable—than in-house costs.

“I was able to save roughly a quarter of a million dollars moving from my old vendor to MTS with a more robust, higher-performing solution. The budget that I was able to free up allowed me to add more staff to my organization and that allows me to support the applications that we’re serving to our providers.”

ARMANDO BESNÉ
OptumCare

MTS services for any cloud environment

  • The fastest and safest cloud environments, purpose-built for healthcare, including installation, deployment, and maintenance
  • A team of security and compliance experts to assess, implement, and maintain secure and compliant environments
  • Comprehensive services to configure, deploy, maintain, and optimize system and operational workflow
  • 24/7 help desk to keep devices, infrastructure, and applications running at their best, with support plans that are tailored to meet existing and future needs

Sometimes the most strategic solution is the one right in front of you.

If you’re ready to protect the critical patient and practice data you depend on and to improve your practice’s resiliency and efficiency, boost provider productivity and satisfaction, while still keeping an eye on the budget, let us help you run the numbers.

Lose the worries. Let us help.

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Med Tech Solutions

Med Tech Solutions (MTS) creates technology systems that work the way healthcare practices work. Our Practice-Centered CareTM services use dedicated IT Care Teams to ensure technology systems support essential clinical workflows and strategic business plans. Provider organizations and networks can count on a secure, reliable IT infrastructure, optimized clinical and business applications, and full end-user support so they can focus on patient care. MTS was founded in 2006 in Valencia, California, and serves thousands of healthcare practices nationwide. The company has been recognized as a six-time Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company and a Channel Futures MSP 501 provider, and it has achieved HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) certification for its cloud platform. Learn more at www.medtechsolutions.com.