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What is RPA and How Quickly Can I Get Started with RPA?



What is RPA?  

RPA, or robotic process automation, is a technology that allows software bots to learn, mimic, and perform rule-based business processes. RPA bots are able to imitate many human interactions (including copy and paste, forms, logging into applications, opening emails and much, much more).   

Bots can free humans from doing repetitive tasks and allow them to focus on more important work. Plus, bots can work around the clock (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and eliminate errors. Although this sounds too good to be true, it actually is not – many companies and industries are adopting RPA technologies. See why 80% of finance leaders have implemented or are planning to implement RPA 

 

Benefits of RPA  

In addition to freeing up human workers, RPA brings so much more to the table: 

  • Increased Work Quality 
  • Shorter Cycle Times  
  • Decreased Risk 
  • Improved Business Results  
  • Reduced workload  
  • Better-quality Customer Service 

 

How Quickly Can I Get Started with RPA?  

The short answer is you can get started with RPA in six weeks or less. Tailored to where you are in your RPA journey, Amitech’s Quick Start Solutions, on average, can be completed in under six short weeks. Have you already implemented robotic process automation? Amitech’s RPA team can help you with a Health Check that assesses your current automation programs for optimization and efficiency.   

In addition to Amitech’s Quick Start Solutions, FlintRPA is a suite of automation solutions developed by Amitech using automation solutions on UiPath’s platform to address some of the core processes and challenges facing the healthcare industry.  

 

What Are the Advantages of RPA?  

You may be asking yourself “why RPA” and “why now,which are two excellent questions. With so much uncertainty coming from 2020, the cost savings are the most talked about benefit of RPA. Some organizations realize ROI as high as 200% in their first year of implementation!  

There are a few more key benefits for RPA in healthcare worth mentioning:  

  • Enhanced Patient Experience 
  • Increased Appointment Turnout & Fewer Canceled Appointments 
  • Elimination of Human Error in Digitization of Patient Records  

Besides the healthcare-specific benefits, one of the most significant benefits of RPA is relief from repetitive work. High-volume data-focused work is not fun for anyone, plus it is prone to errors. In addition, humans need to sleep. Automation is a win-win for everyone - RPA software bots free the human workers from doing the repetitive work and allow them to spend more time doing more complex work.  

 

RPA Use Cases for Healthcare   

Although Healthcare and RPA may not be the perfect match, they have been pairing together well over the last few years. Amitech Solutions partners with some of the top healthcare organizations across the country for RPA implementations. Although each hospital, health system and health insurance company have unique goals, Amitech approaches every situation the same at the start. The RPA team of healthcare experts aims to help each organization make improvements using robotic process automation.  

Here are 10 Example Use Cases of Automation in Healthcare   

  1. Scheduling Appointments & Avoiding Unnecessary Rescheduling  

  2. Improving Patient Quality & Safety 

  3. Reducing Labor Costs & Claim Denials  

  4. Eliminating Processing Errors  

  5. Streamlining Claims Management 
     
  6. Cutting Pre-Certification Processing Time 

  7. Speeding up Billing Backlogs
     
  8. Accelerating Revenue Reconciliation 

  9. Helping Reduce the Impacts of Financial Toxicity for Patients  

  10. Automating Access to Care Management  

If you are ready to get started or have questions about where to start, Amitech is here for you. Schedule your free RPA Consultation to learn more.  

 

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