The Home Care Software Geek posts in this blog don't talk about Home Care Nursing Software, Private Duty Telephony, DME Delivery Software, Care Transitions or the other topics we focus on regularly at Ankota. Instead, these posts are intended to keep our readers up to date with technology trends that might be useful to your agencies, such as social media technologies, mobile devices, and what's happening with bigger companies like Microsoft, Google and App
We always try to keep you ahead of the game in understanding what's going on the in the tech world, and to that end our first post about cloud computing was several years ago. Back then, many of you had your home care software installed on a computer somewhere in your office, or maybe on a server set up by an IT guy. The thinking 10 years ago was that you needed your own computers so that you could have high-uptime and security for your business applications. At that time you were likely correct for making that decision, but now things have totally changed due to "the cloud."
If a picture paints a thousand words, then a video perhaps paints a million. This video from SalesForce.com does a nice job explaining how cloud computing works and what its benefits are.
In summary, the benefits of cloud computing are as follows:
- No computers to buy, install, and maintain
- Accessible from everywhere
- More horsepower can be added as you grow
- You can get infrastructure as a service and also applications
- Using cloud-hosted services frees up some of your organizations tech resources, and in the case of many home care agencies and small businesses it allows you to operate with good technology without having a tech person.
- In most cases, this solution is less expensive
If you still have home care software running on servers at your facility, it's probably pretty outdated and you're ready to upgrade to something new. If we can help, please contact us.
Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital, focusing on efficiency and care coordination. Ankota's primary focus is on Care Transitions for Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.