If you’ve hesitated about migrating to a cloud-based software solution, now is the time. Here are seven ways migrating to the cloud can help your organization. See how your facility could benefit:
- The cloud is more secure and reliable than an on-site server. Ransomware attacks and data breaches are becoming more common—and more expensive. Ransomware attacks cost an average of $4.62 million each, and a data breach for a healthcare company can cost more than $9 million per incident.* And then there’s the increase in natural disasters such as flooding and hurricanes. With a cloud-based software system, you’ll have built-in security, backups, and network redundancy, so your data is always secure and always available.
- You’ll be ready to benefit from future platform modernizations. Being on the cloud means you’ll have everything in place to take advantage of platform enhancements as soon as they become available. For example, our cloud-based software solution will offer improved workflows, a new user design, and the ability to access your data using either a web or a mobile application.
- No more maintenance or updates to manage. Anytime there’s a product update or required system maintenance, it happens automatically. No one needs to remember to log in and run the product update each quarter, so your platform is always up to date.
- Better system performance boosts efficiency. When people switch from on-site to cloud hosting, one of the first things they notice is improved speed: faster application launches, and faster system response times. When caregivers can complete their tasks in the application more quickly, that means less time working in the app and more time to spend with residents.
- Your IT staff can focus on more strategic business needs. When the routine tasks of system maintenance and updates are taken off their plates, your IT staff can be more involved in onboarding new staff, staying up to date on new releases and how those benefit your organization, delivering training guides, and focusing on regulatory changes.
- Migrating to the cloud won’t disrupt your work. Sometimes people worry that there will be extensive downtime or a potential to lose patient data housed in their on-site servers. But migrating to the cloud happens behind the scenes. There’s no downtime that will prevent staff from working in the system, and there’s no risk of losing data.
- Add-ons and integrations are easier on the cloud. When you migrate to the cloud, you’ll have the opportunity to quickly add newly developed add-ons or integrations. For example, with LPC Cloud you can add MyAnalytics to your system. MyAnalytics gathers data from across your community on census, Five-Star quality ratings, and readmissions so you can identify trends and act upon areas of concern—or opportunity—more quickly.
When choosing a vendor for a cloud-based platform, make sure the hosting team behind your product is responsive, easy to work with, has a deep knowledge of the product, and can support it end-to-end through the cloud-hosted solution.
Migrating to the cloud can bolster the security and reliability of your resident data, help your IT and clinical staff work more efficiently, and will give you access to a modernized platform with improved workflows. Why wait? Get in touch with us to plan your upgrade.
*(Ponemon Institute: https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/OJDVQGRY)