Healthcare was one of the hardest hit industries during the coronavirus pandemic and is now struggling under the burden of a weak economy. Escalating expenses, declining revenues, and staffing issues continue to plague providers, making it difficult to create environments that deliver high quality care and better health outcomes.
To add to the difficulties, many healthcare operations are struggling under the burden on outdated or legacy technology systems, with supply chain issues impacting their ability to fix or maintain this equipment at an operational level. Alongside these technological woes is the increasing impact of data breaches and cyberattacks on healthcare providers. In fact, October of this year was with worst time period to date, with more than 6 million records accessed in 71 breaches.
Fortunately, healthcare organization that adopt leading edge healthcare technology solutions can overcome many of these roadblocks in a cost-effective manner, leading to exceptional care levels and better health outcomes for patients.
How Healthcare Technology Solutions Can Help Your Organization Overcome These Roadblocks to Success
While the healthcare industry as a whole has transformed over the last few years despite ongoing challenges, there is still much need — and room — for improvement. As the sector continues to recover from the pandemic, there is a push to refocus priorities and use the power of technology to assist in providing better care for better health outcomes. Here’s how your organization can get started:
Improve Staff Experience with Document Management
With two in every five nurses considering leaving the profession, there is no doubt that staff burnout is a significant, continuing problem in the healthcare environment. Tedious manual tasks coupled with a high patient load, lack of flexibility, and other issues contribute to staff dissatisfaction and ultimately, burnout. By investing in easy to use, cost-effective technology solutions such as document management systems, healthcare providers can reduce burnout, eliminate the issues associated with human error from manual entry, and help increase staff morale and job satisfaction.
In addition to making data more accessible and accurate, document management solutions also provide a high level of security, an important consideration as cyberattacks continue to proliferate.
Securing Patient Data with Strong Cybersecurity
Hospitals, clinics, and labs handle large amounts of personal, confidential, and sensitive information, all of which is subject to data privacy and protection regulations and compliance. However, having access to this data puts healthcare organizations in the crosshairs of hacker groups who can benefit from stealing or ransoming this information.
For this reason, every healthcare organization should have a robust cybersecurity strategy in place. The problem is that many providers do not have access to the high-level talent it takes to keep IT infrastructure protected and maintained. To correct this problem, consider partnering with a competent third-party service provider for Managed IT services. Companies that focus on providing Managed IT have the ability to hire talent with next-generation knowledge, allowing them to address evolving threats simply, and without burdening your in-house staff.
Leveraging Data for Better Outcomes
Technology can help healthcare providers get more from their data by using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to create predictive analytics that help them gain visibility into processes. Once data has been analyzed, it can help C-suite and other administrators make more informed decisions affecting marketing, finance, and security. Most importantly for the healthcare field, however, predictive algorithms can help determine potential care outcomes based on clinical models to assist in providing better, more targeted care.
Look to Blue Technologies for Targeted Healthcare Technology Solutions
Running a healthcare organization is a daunting task, especially given the current marketplace and challenges. However, with access to the proper healthcare technology solutions, providers can improve outcomes for both their patients — and their bottom lines.
At Blue Technologies, we offer a wide range of expertise and technologies that can help our healthcare clients improve the quality of care offered, increase staff retention and satisfaction, and help keep bottom lines healthy. From Managed IT and cybersecurity to custom-tailored secure document management solutions, we have all the tools — and experience — to help your organization thrive.
Let technology help your healthcare organization — and your patients — flourish. Contact a Blue Technologies consultant and discover how our targeted talent and technology can help.