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VIDEO BLOG: 3 Features Healthcare Organizations Need in TEM Software

VIDEO BLOG: 3 Features Healthcare Organizations Need in TEM Software

Healthcare organizations have a number of unique requirements when it comes to their hardware and tools due to industry regulations. There are three essential features that a telecom expense management software should have for these organizations.

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Upcoming Webinar: TEM For Healthcare

Upcoming Webinar: TEM For Healthcare

Each year we’re trying to do more with less. Especially within the healthcare industry.  More specific to the IT department, telecom budgets are expected to reach $100 billion in the healthcare industry by 2017.

      The Fly on the wall, TEM For Healthcare  From a telecom manager’s perspective  Meet Pete, one of Valicom’s most tenured telecom managers, in our latest telecom expense management (TEM) resource. Today we share our ‘TEM for Healthcare’ Q&A session. Pete sat down with me to chat about his most notable client industry vertical, healthcare. Here what he had to say about the pressures healthcare systems are feeling to become leaner and more efficient – and where TEM comes into the mix.  Pete serves four of our largest healthcare system and supplier clients, and has been working with them for over eight years. He comes from a financial background, which makes him a great resource and liaison between healthcare IT and finance teams.  Why is the health care industry such a good match for TEM?   Rapid Change  – Few industries have seen more change over the last 5-10 years and there is no end in sight. Significant change brings big challenges but also presents opportunities to reevaluate what you do, how you do it, and whether you could be doing it better.   Financial Pressure  — Many factors are pressuring the bottom line like never before. (Competition, reimbursement rates, insurance plans).  HC organizations must continually find ways to do more, better, and cheaper.   Need for Efficiency  — Management awareness of need to do things more deliberately and efficiently than in the past   Why do healthcare organizations turn to TEM firms?   To free up internal resources, allowing them to focus on their primary role within the organization  To let the experts handle the details and the heavy lifting (invoice processing and auditing)  To provide input and opinions based on their knowledge and experience within the industry

Meet Pete, one of Valicom’s most tenured telecom managers, in our latest telecom expense management (TEM) resource. Today we share our ‘TEM for Healthcare’ Q&A session. Pete sat down with me to chat about his most notable client industry vertical, healthcare. Here what he had to say about the pressures healthcare systems are feeling to become leaner and more efficient – and where TEM comes into the mix.

Latest Case Study: Healthcare

Latest Case Study: Healthcare

Healthcare is an industry we see again and again having the biggest impact through TEM initiatives. Why? Because the healthcare industry as a whole is constantly forced to do more with smaller budgets. What that means is tightening their spending belts wherever they can. For the IT department, that’s where proper telecom expense management comes into play.

TEM in Healthcare: Key Benefits

TEM in Healthcare: Key Benefits

Today more than ever, healthcare organizations are trying to do more with less. Budgets are dissipating, costs for care are rising, and compliance is becoming more difficult. Healthcare systems are joining forces, through mergers and acquisitions, to share costs and become more lean. This is where the complications begin, and where telecom expense management, specifically TEM in healthcare can play a critical role in deciphering and controlling IT and telecom costs.

Wireless Cost Management for Health Care

Wireless Cost Management for Health Care

The HFMA newsletter had a great article calling out the need for wireless expense management in its latest issue. This is a challenge we see as well, with our healthcare clients. Industry stats show that healthcare spending on telecommunications is expected to increase by 44 percent over the next three years, approaching a cost of $12.4 billion by 2013. As newer and faster smartphones and tablets hit the market,  monthly fees and data plans increase, and vendors merge and maneuver, the complexity of managing wireless gets harder every year. 

Healthcare Sector a Top Adopter of iPad Use: Good or Bad for Telecom Costs?

Healthcare Sector a Top Adopter of iPad Use: Good or Bad for Telecom Costs?

The healthcare sector is among the top three industries seeing the heaviest adoption of the iPad for business use, according to data from Good Technology, a Redwood City-based provider of multiplatform enterprise mobility.

Healthcare Facility Discusses Their Success in Telecom Cost Control

Healthcare Facility Discusses Their Success in Telecom Cost Control

In today’s economy, any way to trim fat from the bottom line is a welcome activity.  As clinic and hospital professionals, the focus is often concentrated on the health care side of spending, not the technology end.   But as technology needs become more and more complex, there can be great opportunity for savings through better management of telecommunication costs.  Problems like overpayments, errors, or poor inventory tracking of your land lines, circuits, pagers,  “smart” phones, and data plans could be wasting a lot of your annual budget.