Optimizing IT budget for EHR upgrades
EHR’s – How does that come up in conversation with an IT asset recovery company?
Earlier this month Mike Miliard, editor of Healthcare IT News, released the results of survey he conducted titled, “Speaking out about HER’s”. What was most interesting was not the fact that healthcare facilities are using a wide range of different EHR’s of which there are a bunch!
- GE Healthcare
What seemed interesting to us as an IT asset recovery company is that the vast majority of respondents noted that the infrastructure that the software runs on is slow and that’s where the proverbial light bulb went off for us!
Should you upgrade your healthcare IT infrastructure?
We remembered that last year Dr. George Palma wrote about the good and bad of implementing EHR’s and he said that the cost of proper set-up is often prohibitive in part because not only does the software, training of staff and IT department and maintenance have a Hugh cost but on top of that the actual hardware (Servers, storage arrays, user terminals ect) have to be completely replaced and upgraded to support the new EHR system.
What seems obvious is that the decision to upgrade the current hardware at many healthcare facilities has been delayed as an understandable cost saving measure but the result is clear. A EHR system that is almost unworkable!
When you can’t take it anymore and have to upgrade your hardware will get you the absolute highest price for your existing hardware systems.
Why partner with Ex-IT Technologies before you upgrade your healthcare IT infrastructure?
So that’s where we can offer a viable partnership with Healthcare providers by getting them the absolute highest resale value on the existing IT hardware. We provide 100% white glove service so that once you make the decision to upgrade all you have to do is call us. We will do the rest making your life that much simpler!
Also keep in mind that the older your IT hardware is the less valuable it is and you can actually keep it so long it is virtually worthless. It’s a fine line so call us and we can do a free analysis for you and show you exactly where that line is.
With over 25 years in the IT Asset Management industry there is no one with more experience so whatever your needs please feel free to call us anytime!
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