Why Outsourcing Is a Brilliant Strategy for Healthcare

November 29, 2014
105 Views

ImageMany sectors agree that cost saving is the number one reason why companies rely on outsourcing to run certain areas of their organization. Doing so allows them to focus on their core competencies while a third-party company handles some parts or even a majority of the day to day operations of running a business.

ImageMany sectors agree that cost saving is the number one reason why companies rely on outsourcing to run certain areas of their organization. Doing so allows them to focus on their core competencies while a third-party company handles some parts or even a majority of the day to day operations of running a business.

The healthcare industry is attracted to outsourcing for these very same reasons. Ease of operations and a chance to improve their in-house capabilities are the biggest draw, but those aren’t the only benefits. In fact, outsourcing is a brilliant strategy to adopt within the healthcare industry. We’ve enumerated a few reasons why.

1. It expands access to healthcare

Because outsourcing reduces overhead expenses, it allows more patients to afford quality healthcare at a fraction of the cost. In other words, cost savings from lower overhead operations is also passed on to patients who might otherwise not have the means to acquire good healthcare.

2. Easier handling of healthcare information

Accessing and retrieving healthcare data used to be a painstaking process for healthcare providers and professionals. But with the widespread use of electronic health records and portable electronic computers, this data has become a lot simpler to read and get a hold of. Medical institutions outsource their IT capabilities to enable this ease of data transfer within their staff. A secured and exclusive IT system is outsourced, with an internal expert being in charge of the program for added security.

3. Healthcare can benefit from Big Data analytics

Big data analytics capabilities are almost always outsourced to companies that are adept handling this technology. Using Big Data allows healthcare experts to uncover hidden patterns or previously unexamined correlations and use this information to come up with a better diagnosis for patients. It encourages a new way of interaction with patients and predicting possible outcomes based on the examined data.

4. Widespread acceptance in the healthcare community

Let these numbers speak for themselves: industry studies report that world healthcare IT outsourcing will increase from a $35 billion market in 2013 into a $50 billion market by 2018. This shows the increasing confidence of many healthcare providers in allowing third party companies to handle their IT needs, and their growing dependence on IT outsourcing. 

5. Allows health professionals to focus on patient care

IT jobs, claims administration, medical billing, medical call centers, and radiology services are just some of the many functions that can be readily outsourced to expert professionals and health service providers that specifically provide outsourced healthcare solutions, such as InfinitHealthcare. This way, you are not bogged down by slow claims processes or bureaucratic red tape or in-house training costs, which allows you to focus on what you do best: taking care of your patients’ and clients’ health

You may be interested

Care On The Road: How Telemedicine Can Reach Truck Drivers
Mobile Health
13 views
Mobile Health
13 views

Care On The Road: How Telemedicine Can Reach Truck Drivers

Larry Alton - August 21, 2017

Telemedicine is considered a powerful tool for individuals living in rural areas, far from adequate services or in need of…

Where Is The Balance? Pushing Back Against Consumer Health Tech
eHealth
3 views
eHealth
3 views

Where Is The Balance? Pushing Back Against Consumer Health Tech

Larry Alton - August 18, 2017

When Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz glibly remarked that Americans struggling to afford insurance should choose between that and their smartphones,…

What to Look for in Patient Solutions Software
eHealth
365 views
eHealth
365 views

What to Look for in Patient Solutions Software

Robert Cordray - August 17, 2017

The medical sector is one area where technology has had a significant impact, largely by providing tools that simplify many…