IT is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It’s everywhere. It’s in every profession, every niche, no matter how large or small. It’s necessary for hospitals. It’s necessary for single practitioners trying to operate a one-doctor practice.
For most of us, we assume that the larger the operation, the more they invest in IT. If you’re larger and have multiple employees working underneath you, you have more need for technology. You have more need for security. Therefore, you invest more in setting up the right infrastructure.
But it’s not quite that simple.
Technology and innovation are everywhere. Mobile technology, big data, application development, cybersecurity - it impacts every business’s health and growth. And when IT isn’t your primary business - healthcare is - how do you know you’re on the right track?
What if you trust someone, only to find out later your IT talent isn’t qualified for the job? They’ve left you vulnerable, and you have no idea what to do next?
Turns out it’s a big problem. According to a State of the CIO survey, CIOs expect shortages in the talent pool by up to 49 percent. They can’t find qualified people to fill the jobs they already have. And those shortages will only continue as we move forward and become even more dependent on technology.
If you’re large enough to have an IT staff on hand, keeping them trained and qualified is difficult at best. If you’re small enough only to have an office manager trying to keep up with daily tasks, your risk potential jumps skyward.
Getting the right IT talent in to help you do more with your business is vital to a risk-free, innovative future. Which is why more healthcare practices are turning towards the gig economy to find the best solutions.
According to the Intuit 2020 Report, contingent workers are going to be the largest growing sector in the employment sector. Freelancers, part-time workers, and flexibility will be the key. This means you don’t have to have a qualified tech team on staff; you can hire in a team of experts to help you do what you need them to do. This leads to two benefits for you, no matter how big or small your practice is.
- You only pay for what your practice needs. Why keep a full time qualified staff on the payroll when fractional IT services are the better choice?
- You pay for top IT results at a fraction of the price. Instead of keeping IT employees on staff and having to train them, you can hire an IT firm which is thoroughly trained and qualified and stays on top of the greatest issues facing healthcare businesses. You’re paying for highly skilled help, and they can guide you in the best possible way.
There’s no question that IT requirements are here to stay. Every industry and every business will need qualified IT help to move forward in today’s economy. The smart businesses will look for ways to hire the best for the least amount of output possible.
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7 Crucial Strategies that Will Convince The Board Your Healthcare IT is Superior
On April 11th 11amPST/1pmCST/2pmEST Stephen Arndt will share with you critical information your Board needs to know about IT and how to package it in a succinct fashion. Register here: