May 8, 2021
Mennonite Village is a 275-acre continuing care retirement community that serves approximately 700 residents in the small northwest Oregon town of Albany. With five lines of service, including independent living, nursing/rehab, assisted living, memory care, and in-home services, Mennonite has more than 1,300 policies that are crucial to the way the community runs. However, there was no comprehensive solution to manage these policies; a combination of a paper binder and Excel spreadsheets took an exorbitant amount of time to manage. While this problem may sound antiquated, it’s common in healthcare settings like Mennonite Village.
This is one example of why the adoption rate of cloud computing and software-as-a-service technologies in the healthcare industry are on the rise, growing at a rate of 20 percent per year. Additionally, the cloud computing market is estimated to hit $51.9 billion by 2024 – a significant increase from $23.4 billion in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed this trend forward, adding pressure to the need for a more remote and flexible solution to manage healthcare policies and maintain compliance.