Key Highlights

  • Many healthcare organizations need help to secure the right technology partners.
  • In-house IT departments benefit from team augmentation, custom software, and healthcare business strategy consulting. 
  • Your healthcare technology partner extends the reach of your organization to drive digital transformation. 
  • Choose a healthcare technology partner with the talented professionals needed to accomplish your digital product development

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global healthcare system struggled to meet patient demands while remaining compliant with COVID-19 safety protocols. 

The result was a perfect storm of opportunity, finally making digital transformation a front-of-mind priority for executive decision-makers. Healthcare technology investment expanded, driving the growth of virtual healthcare services, massive cloud adoption, and the rise of new organizational approaches such as citizen development. 

Nearly overnight, new services such as telemedicine platforms, digital health applications, mobile patient portals, and remote care consultations became the new normal. Not long after, the healthcare industry was rocked by massive data breaches, with losses of personal health information leading to massive, unprecedented compliance fines. 

However, healthcare companies have relied on custom software solutions long before the pandemic. Employee gateways, HIPAA-compliant secure intranets, data and communication applications are all essential to the healthcare industry. Many healthcare organizations need help to secure the right technology partners.

So where do these healthcare companies turn to when there’s a need for custom software? 

In this article, learn how healthcare technology strategy consulting, team augmentation, and custom software development services drive digital acceleration, organizational transformation and unlock enterprise value. 

The Benefits of In-House Software Development for Healthcare Enterprises 

Some larger healthcare companies, such as health insurance providers, may use in-house talent to create their custom software. They can handle what they can, but top IT talent, data scientists, and full-stack developers remain in high demand. 

Large healthcare companies are dealing with a large amount of data that needs to be organized, analyzed, and secured. Not just patient information, which can be a staggering amount of data, but also supply logistics, accounting, and staffing. 

Sometimes, having people familiar with the organization handle the software development needed to manage those things is more convenient. The main benefit of using an in-house team is the ability to work with professionals used to your team’s standards, processes, and organizational culture. 

However, maintaining an internal development team can be highly costly and unrealistic for many healthcare companies. Meanwhile, many healthcare IT consulting departments need to be more skilled with the necessary professionals to deliver world-changing digital health solutions for all the different end users connected to their organizations. 

That’s where healthcare technology consulting, custom software, and team augmentation services come into play. These vital services allow healthcare teams to expand the reach of their IT professionals while securing the strategic guidance and technical know-how needed to release digital products, mobile applications, and web applications. 

When in-house development teams reach their limits, securing the right technology partner is time. 

The Benefits of Choosing a Third-Party Custom Software Development Company

For most healthcare companies, the best and most cost-effective option will be to use a third-party custom software development company for their software needs. 

By using a development company, businesses benefit from deciding their level of involvement with the project. They can be hands-on with every step of the process or have regularly scheduled check-ins to monitor progress while freeing themselves up to work on other things. 

Also, development companies can offer the services of a team with experience across various projects. This experience allows the team to contribute valuable insights from past projects that may significantly improve the software’s scope, design, functionality, and user experience. 

Third-party developers often have access to their artists and operate with team cohesion from having worked with clients together in the past. 

The challenge is picking the right custom software development company to work with. It’s essential to choose a partner who can truly understand your organization’s needs today while assisting you as needs arise. 

Technology investment is on the rise as healthcare organizations rapidly pursue digital acceleration. Choosing the right technology partner allows your organization to secure the business strategy expertise, full-stack software development skills, and agile distributed workforce to deliver the desired results with the talent your project requires, available on demand. 

Your healthcare technology partner delivers custom healthcare software products, team support to provide in-house DevOps talent where needed, and the business IT advisory services your executives can count on to offer game-winning results. 

Choose a healthcare software development company with expertise delivering digital products fueling innovation at America’s most well known hospitals. 

The Importance of Custom Software Development for Healthcare Enterprises: Digitizing Ordering and Fulfillment Processes at America’s #1 Pediatric Speciality Hospital 

HealthOps is a healthcare operations management service provider responsible for overseeing many critical functions at centers of medical excellence such as Boston Children’s Hospital, America’s #1 Pediatric Specialist. 

To optimize key operational logistics processes at the hospital, HealthOps enlisted Asahi Technologies to develop a solution with the following features:

  • A Single Unified Equipment Order Fulfillment and Asset Inventory Management Process – The new solution needed to streamline various disparate data resources and manual processes to create a single digital source of truth ensuring accuracy, reliability, and adherence to the hospital’s high quality, safety, and efficiency standards.
  • Provide Role-Based Access and Control of the System – The system needed to provide segmented and tiered access for 5 unique user persona types: administrators, supervisors, leads, tech, and requestor.
  • Automate, Streamline, and Optimize Core Business Processes – The goal of this robust digital transformation initiative was to implement automation to optimize the process and save time, money, and mission-critical organizational resources.
  • Create a More Agile and Scalable Solution – To fulfill HealthOp’s requirement to develop a modular solution that could be refined and scaled to meet changing needs in the years ahead.

Our custom software deployment involved the creation of two web-based applications (administrator and requestor portal) as well as a healthcare mobile app

The solution provides real-time visibility into the status of equipment and asset requests, while automating end-to-end fulfillment, and ensuring that inventory totals are updated in real-time. 

Instead of requiring clinical care teams to complete additional paperwork and time-consuming data entry, the solution vastly improves the speed, accuracy, and reliability of operational logistics while providing more comprehensive data analysis and reporting capabilities.

The dashboards and mobile applications create a single source of truth that ensures accurate accounting of organizational resources. The completed system does not require manual recording of inventory totals and utilizes automation to streamline and digitize what used to be disparate manual processes executed using various software inputs. 

The result is a completely modular software and hardware-based solution that simplifies, expedites, and enhances key operational logistics processes at America’s #1 children’s hospital. Read the full case study here. 

Why You Should Choose Asahi Technologies to be Your Healthcare Technology Partner 

There is value in being able to do many things, but our focus is on just one: delivering the most innovative digital health solutions for our healthcare, medical, pharmaceutical, and life science clients.

  • We deliver healthcare IT consulting, custom software, and team augmentation services to drive our client’s digital transformation. 
  • We supply an agile distributed workforce ready to deploy as needed to develop software, update legacy systems, integrate new technologies, and unlock enterprise value. 
  • We deliver business analysts, full stack developers, project managers, and healthcare technology experts when and where you need them so you can handle everything you need in-house or with 24/7 on-demand remote support. 
  • We are long term healthcare technology partners invested in your success. 

Ready to deliver custom healthcare software solutions? Get in touch with our team today.

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Vinod is a deeply devoted digital health enthusiast who believes technology is a great enabler that provides the key to unlocking a better world. He is driven by a singular goal: to help healthcare organizations leverage technology to deliver better digital services for patients, providers, payers, and other community health stakeholders. His expansive computer science domain expertise, humanity, and commitment to community are major assets for healthcare, medical, pharmaceutical, and life science enterprises.