Four pro tips to help your healthcare IT staff stay up-to-speed with digital transformation.

Digital transformation is happening at breakneck speed in the healthcare industry. Software is always evolving and integrating with emerging technologies — AI and IoT, to name a few. As a result, healthcare IT departments are struggling to keep up with increasingly complex systems and  the demand for skilled engineers is at an all-time high.

Is your healthcare organization lagging behind? Staff augmentation can help you get up to speed with flexible and scaleable solutions. Here are four pro tips to consider when looking for the right partner to help you evolve.

Industry and technical expertise

The best staff augmentation partner will bring deep knowledge of the healthcare industry experience to the table. An understanding of the unique challenges and requirements of healthcare IT project management is indispensable – look for experts in compliance and data privacy regulations who understand the need to protect sensitive patient information. As well, seek a partner with a proven track record in digital transformation for healthcare IT. Your organization should work with partners who are forward-thinking about trends and innovations in the field.

To ensure your healthcare IT projects are successful, work with a partner who can provide skilled software engineers and software developers with expertise in relevant technologies. Ask about their familiarity with healthcare software systems such as electronic health records (EHRs), hospital information systems (HIS) and telemedicine platforms. Additionally, your partner should be well-versed with artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain – all which are driving significant advancements in the healthcare sector.

Agile methodologies for digital transformation

Adopting Agile methodologies can provide your organization with the flexibility and adaptability necessary to keep up with fast-paced industry changes. Agile approaches prioritize collaboration, iteration and continuous improvement – three core tenets that help your organization respond quickly to evolving needs while delivering high-quality results.

Agile methodology makes digital transformation easier because it helps IT staff do things right from start to finish. It can also benefit your organization in many other ways, including improved speed to market, greater productivity and enhanced collaboration. Make sure your organization works with a staff augmentation partner who has already succeeded in Agile methodology and project management.

Flexibility and scalability

For digital transformation to happen smoothly, you need flexibility and scalability in staffing. One of the main benefits of staff augmentation is the ability to quickly scale your team up or down as needed without the long-term commitments and costs associated with hiring full-time employees. But those benefits are only as good as the partner you hire. Look for a partner who’s also flexible and can provide the resources you need when you need them.

Your staff augmentation partner should also have a large pool of skilled IT professionals. Yet even that’s not enough. Engage a partner who also has the ability to quickly identify and onboard new talent as your needs change.

Communication and collaboration

Effective communication and collaboration are critical for successful healthcare IT projects. When selecting a staff augmentation partner, consider how well they communicate and collaborate with your organization. Do they have a clear understanding of your project goals and requirements? Are they responsive to your needs and concerns? Are they passionate about your thriving? If your partner emphasizes communication and collaboration as core values, chances are they’ll have a history of building strong partnerships with their clients.

Digital transformation doesn’t happen without help

At RGC Digital, we know that choosing the right staff augmentation partner for your healthcare IT needs can be daunting. Think of the factors we’ve outlined above as a perfect springboard to get you started so you never lag behind.

With the right partner by your side, your healthcare organization can confidently keep up with ever-evolving healthcare IT. Without a doubt,  staff augmentation can help you achieve digital transformation goals. Want to learn more? Schedule a consultation.