Technology Budgeting For Healthcare and Medical Offices Is Essential: 3 Tips To Get Started
Clare Computer Solutions (CCS), a professional services firm providing IT solutions for companies in the San Francisco Bay area since 1990, advises and manages medical and healthcare clients regarding their technology and infrastructure needs.
October is an excellent time to get started on a 2016 budget for the coming year, but healthcare practices need to address and include their technology needs as well.
IT costs can be controlled and made more predictable when steps are taken to properly maintain the IT infrastructure and cycle out aging IT assets in an organized way. In addition, having a plan in place will help practices meet HIPAA guidelines and be more efficient.
Here’s how to address this in 3 manageable steps:
o Take stock of what your IT infrastructure is right now. In a small medical practice, this might be done visually, but generally, it’s much better to utilize a software tool to “discover” what you have, and output that information in a diagram and an accompanying asset list.
o Often, the assessment will reveal some things that have to be addressed immediately, and if that’s the case, take steps to repair what’s truly not working. It can ensure your office’s operations are stable and properly running as you address the next step, which is more strategic.
o Forget technology for a minute. What are the goals for your practice over next 1, 3 or 5 years? How do you envision the future? Then compare that vision against your current IT infrastructure and decide how that environment would have to change to accommodate your practice and its operations if those goals are met. Also, is your current technology helping you meet HIPAA requirements? How can you ensure your technology will be appropriate for your future needs?
For many Healthcare Providers, this type of strategic IT planning is not in their skill set. This is typically the responsibility of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or a Chief Information Officer (CIO) – to create a technology roadmap to match your practice’s goals. Clare Computer Solutions provides strategic IT planning and consulting, acting as a “Virtual CIO” to help practices achieve their goals. Contact us to get started on an IT budget for 2016.
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About Clare Computer Solutions (CCS)
Clare Computer Solutions has been providing high quality IT Network Services and Network Support to Bay Area companies since 1990. CCS has installed over 2,400 multi-user networks and serviced many more. Clients represent diverse industries including: healthcare, manufacturing, construction, insurance, service industries, legal, hospitality and more throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. The company is based in San Ramon, California. Visit: www.clarecomputer.com
We have experience in deploying solutions utilizing technology from Microsoft, Novell, Citrix, VMware, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and many other industry leaders. Our long-term relationship with these manufacturers ensures considerable depth of knowledge in these products, and how they interoperate. What this means to our clients: solutions are deployed quickly and correctly.
CCS strives for seamless integration and high touch customer service from the most highly certified and trained team possible. Clients are kept informed with monthly reports and quarterly reviews. From our detailed invoices to our process, clients regularly report that they appreciate our level of detail and transparency when it comes to their business. Our internal performance guidelines ensure that we continue to perform at peak level to service all of your IT needs.
CCS is a technology partner committed to our client’s future by listening, strategizing and implementing cost effective technology solutions. We are an extension of our client’s business and are interested and committed to their long-term success. We ensure that your technology supports the vision, experience and the passion that is the basis of a thriving business.
We are dedicated to becoming the premier technology solutions provider in the Bay Area by following these three tenets:
• Listening to our clients and understanding their needs
• Becoming our client’s trusted advisors
• Following best practices, policies, and systems which create greater responsibility and accountability to the client and to each member of our team.
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