Turnkey Solutions: Empowering Healthcare With Data Integration

Daniel Pluard

May 3, 2024
A professional woman in a business suit holds a large golden key, symbolically unlocking a digital lock on a circuit board background. This visual metaphor highlights Intely's turnkey solutions for empowering healthcare through data integration, aligning with the blog's focus on seamless, efficient healthcare data systems

In recent years, the implementation of optimized data integration platforms has moved to the top of the priority list for most healthcare provider and healthcare technology companies.

However, building and customizing these platforms comes with inherent obstacles, and the demand for faster, simpler solutions continues to grow.

Here we will discuss the emergence of turnkey solutions in healthcare data integration, and the advantages these solutions give to healthcare companies.

Turnkey Solutions & Healthcare

What Is A Turnkey Solution?

The term “turnkey solution” has become quite common in recent years and carries a broad definition. Essentially, it is any type of system that is built from end-to-end by a 3rd party vendor and implemented into a customer’s business process without extensive customization.

Think of it as a default system that is ready to go upon creation. Once a customer asks for the 3rd party’s services, it can be easily implemented without disturbing their current business functions. The buyer simply has to “turn a key” and get to work.

Turnkey solutions can take many forms including shared office spaces, construction projects that are built fully prepared for business use, and more recently, data integration platforms that provide customers with a unified software interface that can be used across their organization.

What Is Healthcare iPaaS?

Healthcare Integration Platform-as-a-Service (HiPaaS) involves cloud-based data integration platforms offered by 3rd party vendors to healthcare organizations so that they can connect and manage software applications without needing their own infrastructure.

HiPaaS is a revolutionary approach that allows both healthcare providers and healthcare technology companies to streamline workflows, automate repetitive tasks, and provide high quality healthcare services.

Combining The Two

A whole new industry of 3rd party vendors is now leveraging the power of turnkey solutions and building entire data integration platforms that can be immediately implemented into the current business functions of these healthcare companies.

To put it simply, healthcare companies can quickly achieve system interoperability through HiPaaS in a model that is pre-built and non-disruptive.

Turnkey Advantages: Empowering Healthcare Companies

When healthcare providers and technology companies are retiring their legacy systems or seeking new integration solutions, they need to carefully consider their needs and long-term goals. Most companies will choose to either:

  1. Invest significant amounts of time and money to hire new IT professionals and build out an internal system infrastructure.
  2. Hire a 3rd party vendor to fully customize an internal system for them or provide a customized platform via HiPaaS.
  3. Hire a 3rd party vendor to implement a pre-built turnkey system that requires little to no customization via HiPaaS.

Turnkey solutions have become an increasingly popular option among the three. The advantages of which include:

Whole Solutions

Companies enjoy the convenience and consistency of having all of their system needs met by a single vendor rather than multiple.

For example, a hospital could have its scheduling system, patient portal, and EHR (employee health record) data base consolidated on a single turnkey platform rather than trying to link multiple platforms coordinated by several vendors.

In addition, companies are able to efficiently communicate with one vendor and avoid miscommunications, delays, or costly errors.

Time Savings

As the saying goes, “time is money,” but it’s so much more than that. Turnkey solutions empower healthcare companies and professionals to focus on their most important daily tasks without getting swept away in the chaos of a massive system update. These platforms are implemented by experienced professionals without the initial adjustment gap that can put an unnecessary burden on employees.

Cost Savings

One of the biggest reasons why healthcare companies opt for a turnkey solution is that it is almost always the most cost-effective approach. Building an in-house integration platform is expensive enough already, and even customizing HiPaaS solutions through a vendor can get pricey.

A turnkey platform bundles a multitude of services together at a fixed rate which allows for more competitive pricing as opposed to utilizing different vendors. This also adds more transparency on the front end as to total expected cost and gives customers added assurance that they will stay within their budget.

Expert Consultation

These platforms are built from the ground up by experts with years of experience collaborating with healthcare provider and technology companies. These professionals have already gained immense insight and have mastered skills that are naturally encoded within the design and development of the platform itself.

Turnkey Advantages: Empowering Products

Turnkey solutions empower not only their end-users but also the products that these organizations distribute and use on a daily basis.

The integration and interoperability achieved with these platforms provide advantages in several categories of healthcare products including:

Medical Devices

Medical device technology has quickly evolved over the last several decades, and many critical devices are directly linked to data integration platforms. These devices are streamlined to receive, gather, and communicate data immediately with the power of turnkey automation.

Examples of devices that can benefit from integration include:

  • Vital signs monitors
  • Defibrillators
  • Electrocardiographs
  • Ventilators and infusion pumps
  • Cardiac output monitors
  • Physiologic monitors
  • Fetal monitors
  • Infant incubators

With a turnkey solution, end users can efficiently access, interpret, and store this data through a secure cloud server.

Telehealth Services

Telehealth services have been among the fastest growing products offered by healthcare provider and technology companies. With properly integrated platforms, remote professionals and patients are able to connect in real-time, exchange medical results, and collaborate on action plans. Healthcare professionals are also empowered to utilize remote monitoring and diagnostic devices without having to be physically present.

Turnkey solutions allow healthcare companies to reach more patients and provide care that is just as effective and even more affordable.

Medical Imaging

When imaging equipment is properly integrated, end users are able to seamlessly access patient images and information. Diagnostic conclusions become faster and more accurate, medical errors are reduced, and professionals are able to get the most out of their equipment.

Turn The Key On Your Next Solution

Intely’s turnkey integration platforms have been carefully designed from end-to-end with healthcare provider and technology companies in mind.

Book a complimentary strategy session today, and access years of industry knowledge and experience with our team of skilled professionals.

Your optimized solution might just be one key-turn away!

What is a turnkey solution in healthcare data integration?
A turnkey solution in healthcare data integration refers to a system built from end-to-end by a third-party vendor that can be implemented into a healthcare organization’s business process without extensive customization. This allows healthcare providers to quickly adapt new technologies without disrupting existing operations.
How does a Healthcare Integration Platform-as-a-Service (HiPaaS) benefit healthcare organizations?
HiPaaS provides cloud-based data integration platforms that enable healthcare organizations to connect and manage software applications efficiently without needing their own infrastructure. It streamlines workflows, automates repetitive tasks, and enhances the quality of healthcare services by promoting system interoperability.
What are the main advantages of using turnkey solutions in healthcare?
Turnkey solutions offer several advantages including comprehensive service from a single vendor, significant time savings by reducing the burden of system updates, cost efficiency through bundled services, and expert consultation from seasoned professionals, ensuring high-quality, reliable integration.
Can turnkey solutions integrate with medical devices?
Yes, turnkey solutions can seamlessly integrate with a wide range of medical devices such as vital signs monitors, defibrillators, and infusion pumps. This integration enables immediate data communication and streamlined operations, enhancing device functionality and patient care.
How do turnkey solutions support telehealth services?

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settingsTurnkey solutions facilitate the integration of telehealth services, allowing healthcare professionals and patients to connect in real-time, share medical information, and collaborate effectively. This supports remote monitoring and diagnostics, extending the reach of healthcare services and improving access and affordability.

What impact do turnkey solutions have on medical imaging?

With turnkey solutions, medical imaging devices are integrated to allow seamless access to patient images and data. This integration leads to quicker diagnostic conclusions, reduced medical errors, and optimized usage of imaging equipment, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

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