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A Salute To The HealthCare Innovators - Care Analytics

A Salute To The HealthCare Innovators

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Innovation. What is it? Why is it important? How do you encourage, develop, and leverage it?

It seems every company we visit tells us about the importance of innovation. There is a need to innovative their business and industry. They even have a program, division, or group designed to “find” new innovation.

But when we ask what innovation is no one seems to really know. And when we ask how to find it, there are a myriad of answers, with very few demonstrable results.

When we talk about how they are going to “find” it, they usually refer to the same techniques everyone else uses. In fact, they talk to the organization down the street about it. The same organization who is asking the organization on the other side of town. Of course the organization across town is asking the organization we are talking to about it. So it’s a big circle that fosters a myopic mindset and produces very little innovation.

In my experience, innovation is one of those things that you just know when you see it. Unfortunately, if you don’t see it, you will never know it’s there. So finding true sources of innovation is as much about having an innovative approach for searching for it as it is for developing it.

The good news for those who are first to innovate is that you can help others find these innovations. The difficulty is that it takes significant money to create marketing campaigns and targeted messaging to educate the masses. It can be difficult for an organization to spread the word about their innovation.

I believe that is part of our mission at Care Analytics. We have the opportunity to work with some unique and innovative organizations across the country and across the entire healthcare and life science industry. We believe it is our mission to spread the message about these new and exciting innovators. Furthermore, we can help connect innovators and create new solutions and models.

To be an innovator is something you are at your core, either as an individual or an organization. It is a hard road to be an innovator. But these are the people who bring change to our world. They better it for you and me. So we at Care Analytics would like to salute the innovators around the world. May you have continued success.

If you are a healthcare innovator and would like us to help spread the word about your product, process, procedure, or tool, please contact me and we will gladly put your innovation in a webinar, white paper, and on our social media platforms.

All the best. And keep innovating.

Tommy Simon
President and COO
Care Analytics

How Can A Traditional Hospital Benefit From AWS?

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We all come across multiple challenges in our day-to-day activities. The key to success is to learn how to solve them by benefiting from continually improving technological achievements.

If you are managing a hospital, you might have several outstanding issues that can be solved with the help of the cloud.

For instance, what do you do if you have old computers that can’t perform with expected productivity to store your growing database, integrate with HER, etc.? Replacing old computers with new ones will lead to significant capital expenses. There are also the issues of upgrading and maintaining them. It is obvious that this is a temporary solution; eventually any new equipment becomes outdated again. This is exactly the situation where moving to the cloud has absolutely no disadvantages.

AWS (Amazon Web Services) offers multiple services and offerings that will mitigate the described problem. By using Amazon Elastic Cloud – EC2 you receive on-demand compute capacity in the cloud. As a result, you will receive reliable and scalable infrastructure that will be easy to manage. In addition to that, due to the massive scale of Amazon services (external), this solution will be cost effective. All these obvious benefits will ease your life as a manager.

There are other instances when using the cloud can benefit a hospital. As we all know, most hospitals have a significant number of seasonal staff. Although it might be cost efficient and beneficial from a management perspective, it creates challenges with an uneven load on the IT infrastructure. If all your resources are on premises, you have to pay as if you are in high season all year round. With the help of services provided by AWS, you will be able to balance your load and pay only for the resources you consume. Amazon EC2 with its Auto Scaling function enables control of the number of EC2 instances. AWS VPC controls access to EC2 instances, which will allow all the necessary staff to log into your system. AWS Elastic Load Balance will balance the workload between EC2 instances and increase the overall fault tolerance. With AWS Management Console or AWS Command Line, you’d be able to define custom Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) and speed up the application deployment process with AWS CloudFormation templates. And let’s not forget to mention the Amazon Rational Database Service (RDS) that could be used as a persistent storage.

Care Analytics is an AWS Partner.

These two examples show that keeping up with technology can be incredibly easy and beneficial for your business. Moving to the cloud can solve multiple issues and open up great opportunities. Do not hesitate to explore them! If you need a guide to the cloud, feel free to Contact Us.