6 Ways How Automation Can Improve Your Clinic Management
How moving your processes to an automated platform helps & why you should consider it right away.
To automate or not to automate is the big question haunting a lot of traditionally run clinics, today. While technology assisted healthcare is a mandatory requirement in the healthcare systems prevalent in the western part of the world, it is still considered an option in the rest of the world though the conversion rate is going uphill, steadily.
If you are still tossing the ‘should I automate’ question around in your mind, we give you 6 changes that automating your clinic will bring about. Read on and give it a thought – do you want these or not?
1. Quicker and Easier Records Access
Automation effectually means a paperless recording system. Manual/ paper recording is not just more space and stationary consuming but also prone to easy damage. In an automated system, everything is recorded on the server thus eliminating paper out of the system and increasing the ease of access to records. You can very well wave good-bye to searching in registers and under stacks of files because automation means access to records at the end of few clicks.
2. Better Communication and Coordination
Automation leads to real-time communication between departments and in effect increases the speed of the entire process immensely. If the clinics use cloud-based server then communication and coordination between clinics based in different locations is easily possible too. Much of the communication between the clinicians and the concerned departments/ clinics too becomes a hassle free highway with the inclusion of the clinic management software in the communication channel.
3. Operational Efficiency Scales Up
With automation comes a change is the way processes are performed at the clinic. Many manual systems undergo a sea change and come to be performed with high efficiency and accuracy. Be it the billing, accessing patient records, coordinating with pharmacy, scheduling and managing appointments or managing inventory higher efficiency is the big and visible change thereby positively impacting staff performance.
4. Reduced Resources Wastage
Automation means a considerable dip in the use of manual resources, be it stationary or manpower, for most of the data is stored on the servers and most of the communication happens through clicks. Only mandatory resources are used in an automated system and this leads to big savings, which is only an add-on to the revenue.
5. Better Staff Performance
When relieved of the mundane and monotonous tasks as a result of automation of the clinic’s processes, your staff will experience higher self worth and better usage of their skills and talent will be seen. An employee who takes pride in their being at a certain place and performing a certain role will be high on self-motivation and a bigger asset to your workplace. Automation helps weed out staff that are only good in manual jobs and will help retain the creme who though less in number will help manage your clinic better.
6. Data Driven Insights
Automation means loads and loads of data stored on your server giving insight into every task performed at your clinic. A few clicks will give you every kind of report that you fancy. Data is the new CCTV without lens; they give you insights into the integral functioning of your clinic and analyze the trends. This data and the analysis will be the deciding factor between you and your competition predicting the future trends correctly and planning pro-active campaigns.
Though automation comes at a cost, these 6 changes that will invade your clinic after it is automated is the big difference between stressing about staying in competition everyday and being sure of zooming ahead. These changes will ensure that once you automate your clinic, you will not know another way of functioning and you will wonder how did you come so far without automating!