The MJHS Health System (MJHS), a nearly 110-year-old healthcare provider in New York, is moving to Office 365 to embrace the digital revolution. Stuart Geller, MJHS vice president of information services, explained in a new guest post on the Office blog how Microsoft’s cloud-based business tools are helping the not-for-profit health institution create a modern workplace that supports its employees to be more productive.
As healthcare is a highly-regulated industry, the MJHS needed a cloud-based solution that met certain sets of security standards, and Geller explained that Microsoft’s Office 365 was a much better fit compared to Google’s G suite:
First, Microsoft signed a Business Associate Agreement, something that Google was unwilling to do at the time. And we were more than satisfied that Office 365 met our strict standards around security and compliance, in everything from email retention to archiving and eDiscovery. We also use Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection that bolsters our defense against malware and phishing emails. It’s great to see Microsoft offerings evolve to keep pace with swift changes in the threat landscape.
The exec also shared that the employees’ familiarity with Microsoft’s tools was also a good reason to settle for Office 365. “It’s important to use technology that works in the language of the industry,” he explained, before adding that “the ease of transition to the new business tools was a great incentive for us.”
As of today, the MJHS has replaced its on-premises messaging and collaboration platform by Exchange in the cloud and Skype for Business. “By eliminating existing superfluous conferencing solutions, we expect to reduce our costs in this area by 80 percent,” explained Geller. Additionally, MJHS’ mobile health workers now use Windows-based devices on the go to securely access critical information anytime, anywhere. “With Office 365, mobile access to all our technology resources is easier than ever, which means more time interacting face-to-face with our clients,” added the exec.