3 Ways Healthcare Automation is Saving Hospitals Time & Money
Automation acts to improve how organizations operate. Though this is a very simple concept, it’s one worth repeating. Just as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help “regular” companies run more efficiently, so too can healthcare automation assist hospitals and medical facilities. Indeed, when implemented properly, both RPA and AI will not only help healthcare organizations save time and money, but also provide superior patient care at the same time. Here are three ways how:
Reduced Logistical Workload
People who work at hospitals already have a lot on their plates without tedious, logistical tasks clogging up their schedule. In some extreme examples, young doctors, or residents, may even work up to 80 hours in a single week! Even if your staff doesn’t come close to matching those numbers, the reality is that reallocating repetitive tasks to programmable bots (RPA) will free up your staff to deal with more complex and nuanced issues that require their attention. Additionally, RPA is beneficial in this regard because it reduces the number of mistakes made in long, drawn-out assignments like coding, or clinical documentation. So, you’ll also have to spend less time and money auditing, reviewing or revising mistakes.
Simplified Organizational Activity
Hospitals in particular and healthcare organizations, in general, have to deal with a large volume of incoming and outgoing patients as well as the moving parts associated with regular turnover. After all, people are constantly making appointments and getting discharged from medical facilities. Just keeping track of internal organizational activity can be difficult –– never mind trying to analyze and improve it. Thankfully, RPA and AI solutions allow healthcare facilities the ability to streamline claims management, implement discharge instructions quickly and effectively, and simplify the appointment-scheduling process. This will enable organizations to move at a faster clip and transition without costly hiccups. The fewer delays there are on the technical side of patient care, the more time and money hospitals save as a result.
Improved Clinical Outcomes
The primary goal of almost any business is to make money. And while businesses in the healthcare sector do have to generate revenue to remain viable, the reality is that the priority for most healthcare professionals is patient care. The good news here is that automated services like pre-programmed bots and AI software can go a long way toward improving clinical outcomes. RPA can generate accurate and detailed analytics that help medical pros deliver accurate diagnoses and prescribe patient-specific treatments. (Again, because RPA is so precise, this removes an element of human error from the process.) On a larger scale, RPA aids in managing patient populations, creating predictive trend models, and bolstering coordination between team members by streamlining internal workflows.
While healthcare automation tools are important for a medical organization’s bottom line, they also offer tremendous value in day-to-day operations and patient care.
Rather than devoting valuable time and resources to menial tasks, it’s more responsible for healthcare organizations to invest in healthcare automation services to alleviate these issues. At Amitech, our specialty is working closely with companies in the healthcare industry to manage, analyze and use data to produce meaningful outcomes. We’re RPA experts, and we can help your business improve. Contact us here for more information.