Posts Tagged ‘SaaS’

Hospital as Software Service Providers

April 3, 2010

In an article on HealthLeaders, how health systems can provide an EMR via Software as a Service (SaaS) is presented. Five requirements are noted:

  • Make HIT a priority
  • Be up-front about the risks
  • Establish a dedicated team focused on outreach
  • Decide what services you are truly capable of providing with this model
  • Offer advice on infrastructure
  • Cleveland Clinic is noted as an example. Dr. C. Martin Harris says, “”Success to me is that we are not just installing technology in an office to replace paper, but we are putting in technology that enables interoperability,”

    Of course, Cleveland Clinic provides other software to help hospitals and providers:

    • explorys to utilize EMRs for research and discovery
    • Intellis - business intelligence
    • A PHR which connects to Google Health
    • Home Monitoring which utilizes Microsoft HealthVault to connect with the PHR and EMR
    • Risk calculators for Prostate Cancer and heart surgery

    What are other hospitals doing? How about an award program for the hospital or health system which produces the most useful software?

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