Evaluation and Transformation
Evaluation and Transformation
The healthcare industry has its share of systems and applications sitting on aging infrastructure. A hybrid cloud strategy constructed for efficiency, quality of care, resiliency, and security can crack under the pressure. HIMSS Analytics® developed the INFRAM maturity model to test a health system’s network stability and manageability in the areas of:
VertitechIT has conducted more INFRAM assessments than almost any certified consultant in the world. The process is designed to minimize IT staff time but results in a detailed GAP report and score improvement roadmap.
Many clients elect for INFRAM+, using the HIMSS assessment to provide a baseline, then (in concert with our sister company Nectar Strategic Consulting) use proprietary evaluation techniques to apply INFRAM results directly to clinical workflows and processes. INFRAM+ prioritizes strategy and assures the right technology is purchased for the right people at the right time.
The road to the cloud is crowded with vendor claims that are often difficult to navigate. A unified, enterprise-wide plan for public, private, or hybrid cloud implementation* must increase the scalability, redundancy, and resiliency of systems and processes, making future expansion easier. The VertitechIT model for digital transformation involves establishing a baseline, tying those results to strategic and clinical outcomes, and putting a roadmap together that shows how people, process, and technology can be united to provide for a new path forward. In many cases, digital transformation and cloud readiness plans can be implemented with no net new capital expenditure.
VertitechIT Executive Project Officers and our sister company akiro, are also adept at the “business of healthcare,” providing advice on monetizing technology investment to allow for excess capacity to be securely rented to others and managing CAPEX and OPEX for c-suite buy-in by realistically measuring return on investment.
PACS has transformed radiology and healthcare as we know it. But as organizations expand their imaging capabilities, Meaningful Use and MACRA demand greater integration and IT and radiology leadership are faced with the daunting task of meeting the needs of multiple masters. The VertitechIT PACSquad™ is a group of technologists, application developers, and clinical experts; a team of senior IT executives and clinical diagnostic imaging practitioners who can assist in formulating a PACS strategy and implementing cohesive and economical solutions.
A modern healthcare system with the most sophisticated network, state-of-the-art technology, and brilliant clinical staff is no match for an aging voice and communications platform. A modern, cost effective, flexible, healthcare optimized set of solutions, results in an integrated platform responsible for Telephone (PBX), Contact Center operations, and integration with other areas of clinical communication, collaboration functionality, and associated technologies.
VertitechIT has its roots in the telecommunications industry and has designed and implemented UCC solutions ranging from basic VoIP systems, to 400-mile dark fiber networks. Our consultants have overseen architecture design and RFP bid specifications for major healthcare systems across the country, overseeing the installation process, and minimizing impact on the work environment while providing the training and on-going support to realize the new system’s business potential.
Mobility has changed how health information is sent, received, and used – transforming how physicians, care teams, and ancillary support services collaborate and communicate across the care delivery system. When implemented effectively, they can make a positive impact to improve care measures, clinical workflows, patient throughput, transitions of care, patient safety, and satisfaction/retention.
In association with our sister company Nectar Strategic Consulting, we help our clients optimize the deployment and adoption of Clinical Communications and Collaboration (CC&C) systems into clinical workflow. We customize an integrated, dynamic approach for evaluating and orchestrating a deployment strategy that takes into consideration the end-user experience.
It’s one thing to develop a cloud roadmap. It’s something very different to put together a clear, cogent economic model that illustrates a pragmatic return on investment with relevant measurement metrics. VertitechIT brings together a team of former CTOs, IT strategists, clinical leaders, and CPA/business valuation resources to assess: