This year, Dedicated IT was a first-time exhibitor at the 30th ADAM Annual Meeting in Boston, the leading industry meeting for dermatology professionals, created by practice administrators and managers. As the top managed service provider in the healthcare space, Dedicated IT wants to discover specific pain points about IT within the dermatology sector. The more we know, the more we can customize a dermatology-specific IT support model and improve IT operations.
Key Takeaways from ADAM
In our survey at the ADAM Annual Meeting, we found that the most important factors for technology, according to dermatology professionals, are speed and performance, security or security posture, and IT operations. These three factors outrank phone and collaboration, data protection, wired/wireless networking, compliance, and EMR or line of business applications. It comes as no surprise to find security among the top-of-mind factors, as dermatology practices must protect valuable PHI and face constant cyber threats.
Interestingly, IT operations ranked as one of the most important factors and the most problematic factors – showing that the daily maintenance of IT infrastructure is weighing on dermatology practices. Our survey results also show that phone and collaboration as well as data protection are other problematic technology factors within the dermatology space.
With the right strategy and partner, dermatology practices can use IT to strengthen their security posture and support imaging, communication, information transfers, and treatment technology. At Dedicated IT, you will receive managed IT services that your dermatology practice can depend on. Whether you outsource IT or have a full-time IT staff, our solutions can support and integrate with your existing IT operations.
Our events team will continue to collect data around IT pain points throughout the year, spanning several healthcare specialties. Will we see you at our next event? We hope so!