To reach a well-founded decision on choosing a solution for digital healthcare, it’s important to analyse the needs of your business. At the same time, it’s critical to consider how the expectations and demands of the world and your business may change in the future. To develop a future-proof digital transformation, a SaaS solution is a safe, cost-effective and flexible option.
What is a SaaS solution?
SaaS (Software as a Service) is a cloud-based software and delivery model that is usually offered as a dynamic licensing model based on use.
5 advantages of a SaaS solution:
It is a low-risk investment
With a SaaS solution, you can be up and running quickly and with a minimal start-up cost, as you only pay for active users. In addition, you don’t have to worry about upgrading or maintaining the system and your users can log in from any workstation, as the solution can be accessed by a web browser with no local installation required.
You get started quickly
Buying and owning – or even developing your own platform can sometimes seem tempting. However, it is easy to forget that this option is not only time- and resource-consuming but there is also a risk of missing out on innovative development. By choosing an established SaaS solution used by other healthcare providers, you can focus on your main business and get started with offering your patients digital healthcare faster.
A tested SaaS supplier often works with many customers in adjacent businesses where everyone is involved and contributes to the development of the service. This gives you access to the development, giving you the opportunity to add new functions as they are integrated into the service. This will ensure that you always have a system that meets existing market requirements.
Operation and maintenane are included
Since the system provider handles operation and maintenance, you never have to worry about it; instead you can focus on delivering care to your patients. Upgrades are also managed centrally by the supplier, which means that you do not have to spend time upgrading the system at local workstations.
It is scalable solution
Since SaaS services are often offered as a license-based model where you pay per active user, it is easy to start on a small scale and gradually grow. This gives you flexibility and the opportunity to test and evaluate the system and the new working methods without requiring a large investment. When you then want to scale up, more licenses can be added as needed.
With a SaaS solution, you don’t need to know exactly what you want right from the start but you can take that time to test, evaluate and grow when you have a concrete idea of how digital healthcare can be best used in your particular business.