The advent of modern healthcare technologies has brought about a complete overhaul of how care providers used to perform their duties. The emergence of tools such as Electronic Health Records (EHR) has minimized usage of paper.
Previously, care providers had to interact more with people to get things done, work on paper for administrative tasks, and rely on referrals. Experts then believed that this was wasting a lot of time for the providers, and especially, for their patients. If a provider could previously examine 50 to 100 patients in one day without an Electronic Health Record, they could entertain approximately 250 patients with EHR. For providers, and for the health of the population, time is an asset more valuable than any amount of dollars.
So, to survive in this age where digital trumps traditional, providers have to manage a lot of things differently, because it will help them save lives, reduce costs, and yield higher returns.
The dominant change that care providers are facing now is the usage of technology. It is therefore even more important for them to differentiate technology that is good from bad, and start using the most user-friendly software for their practice. Since a lot of the daily routine involves working on computers for data-entry tasks, providers should be equipped with the best technology available in the market.
Today, providers assert that their job is not the same anymore. What they need to realize is that data-entry is saving their own time and cost, and it is not part of their healthcare duty. So, they need to do the administrative tasks, or get them done through other people as soon as possible so that they can work on the job that they love; providing quality healthcare.
In the end, care providers need not worry about the technological changes that have taken place at their workplace. Providers have to keep their values as care providers intact, and keep on doing the great job that they have been doing.