In the 3/24/10 edition of the “Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report” an article was written about Healthmaster Holdings LLC. Healthmaster Holding LLC is a company that provides electronic medical record software and Medicaid billing for schools.
A quote from the article says,
“The move to SaaS provides key advantages to school districts such as eliminating up-front licensing fees, server hardware purchases, and the bureaucratic obstacles involved in deploying new software through in-house IT teams”.
I just watched the Farmington Hills school district close four elementary schools where I live. I’m hopeful that every school district in Michigan begins to recognize that changes like the SaaS service model that Healthmaster Holdings LLC provides can and will provide a higher level of service for schools and drive down the costs of computing in education.