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SharePoint for Healthcare Solutions

10 JUN 2019

SharePoint 2019

Healthcare industry is facing massive technology challenges continuously due to distrust in software platforms for not being HIPAA compliant but CIOs in healthcare are actively looking for technology solutions that can help in improving information access, reducing cost and most importantly adhering to regulations.

In recent years, SharePoint for Healthcare has become talk-of-the-town. While still some of the healthcare institutions are busy validating the fact whether SharePoint is HIPAA compliant the collaboration platform has achieved quite a popularity in the industry. For those still wondering if SharePoint is safe, here’s good news: the worry is now over. SharePoint does incorporate all necessary technical and administrative safeguards to comply with HIPAA rules and healthcare institutions can now benefit from SharePoint Healthcare Solutions in a HIPAA compliant manner. Microsoft as a business associate will ensure that all responsibilities are met but it is also a responsibility of the users to use the platform under HIPAA rules. Now let’s see how SharePoint is solving technology challenges of the healthcare industry.

Some of the major problems faced by Healthcare organizations include their limitation to collaborate with other organizations for projects and team collaborations, absence of a support for cross-organization clinical collaboration & coordination and lack of intranet for intra-organizational collaboration. These major problems affect all important business operations and drastically reduce productivity. Microsoft SharePoint is proved to be genuinely helpful in solving all of the major problems of Healthcare organizations.

Here’s how Healthcare organizations can achieve efficiency and move from Legacy Systems with SharePoint:

  • Automate Workflows

One of the major challenges faced by the healthcare industry is growing costs in improving operational efficiencies and thus, it has become highly important to automate workflows from appointments to payment transactions. Also, Shortage of staff is a contributing factor in haunting waiting time of patients and automation of analog manual processes will help in addressing this problem through advanced capture and sharing. SharePoint is the platform for automating all your workflows and quickly managing operations without wasting any amount of time. If you too are standing in the line for high patient waiting time and shortage of staff to manage this problem then you should consider exploring SharePoint for Healthcare solutions.

Paperwork, filing, storing and protecting documents has been a mind-wracking task of healthcare organizations since eternity and this takes twice of the time than actually meeting a patient. Doesn’t it cause trouble and waste your valuable time? SharePoint is renowned for its document storage & management ability. This really is a significant feature for healthcare organizations. You can store all paperwork and documents such as admission forms, medical records, insurance forms, patients’ forms, etc. in one central location using a document repository which will provide the patients’ medical history & details in one location. Microsoft SharePoint can save the time wasted in searching for specific patient’s documents and help you invest the same time in satisfying the client.

  • Permissions Management

Wondering if you can restrict or limit access, upload, and edit of important documents? SharePoint has the ability to creating a safe, secure and trustworthy environment. SharePoint Security Management involves features known as ‘User Permissions’ that will ensure documents are managed in a different way by assigning roles. Some of the roles are admin, owners, team members, and visitors. It also enables you to create your own custom permissions. You can also manage SharePoint access for both internal and external users. Isn’t it as secure as it can be?

It is natural for you to worry about privacy and security as a Healthcare organization and choosing right technology platform will reduce your this burden. Using third-party tools have always added complexity to healthcare processes thus, Microsoft developers have brought new compliance features in SharePoint, these features support HIPAA requirements & regulations. All the data and information on networks and within SharePoint are properly secured and protected thus, SharePoint for Healthcare Solutions is an ultimate collaboration platform for high security and protection.

  • Intranet

One of the major benefits of using SharePoint for Healthcare Solutions is you can build an intranet for all your employees. Members in the organization can collaborate seamlessly on any device on the SharePoint intranet. And what’s more? You can publish news, policies, rules, have a unique leave application field or customize dashboards and settings based on your unique requirements. You can search for any physician or employee using the Search bar and access their information in seconds. You can also create portals for patients to access information and communicate with physicians. SharePoint is your one-stop platform for all your collaboration and document management needs.

SharePoint for Healthcare solutions is growing and huge number of healthcare organizations are already benefitting from the platform due its collaboration features and cost reduction capabilities. It suits businesses of all sizes.

If you too are looking at hopping in for SharePoint for Healthcare solutions Star Knowledge can help your move.

Ref:

https://www.slideshare.net/ram_prabhala/healthcare-with-share-point-slideshare

https://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/opinion/SharePoint-for-healthcare-aids-HIPAA-compliance-workflow-automation

https://www.hipaajournal.com/sharepoint-hipaa-compliant/

 

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