It’s no wonder that you’re saying that more and more. People in your healthcare organization are clamoring for reliable IT solutions to:
Having adequate IT experts on staff at hospitals, medical practices, and other health care providers is becoming a necessity, as technology becomes increasingly integral to daily processes, especially when a patient’s health—or life—may depend on them.
With everyone depending on healthcare IT systems, you’d think that there would always be sufficient IT staff. But unfortunately, that’s not usually the case in the healthcare industry.
The answer is simple (but often frustrating). Healthcare organizations historically invest less in IT staff than other companies in similarly technology-dependent industries, such as finance or e-tail. With these staff shortages on top of your myriad responsibilities, it’s getting increasingly difficult to handle everything.
At the same time healthcare IT spending is remaining steady (or even decreasing), available on-staff jobs in this field are projected to increase 15% to 37% by 2020—far faster than employment growth for other types of jobs, according to Modern Healthcare. So, it will get harder and harder to fill these staff positions.
You bet they can!
Not having sufficient IT personnel on staff could cause numerous adverse effects. These can include:
These are all serious concerns that can negatively impact the efficacy, timeliness, dependability, and ease of patient care, system effectiveness, security, and your organization’s bottom line.
Practically any healthcare organization can suffer from IT staff shortages. These can include:
The healthcare industry in general (and specifically healthcare IT) is going through a significant shift as they adapt and change along with continuously rising health care costs and pressure from changing market dynamics influenced by regulatory reform and evolving security and technology.
The problems are substantially exacerbated by healthcare IT staff shortages. That’s why it’s so critical to change staffing methods to optimize patient outcomes, reduce unnecessary costs, make the most of large software investments. and maximize reimbursements and profitability.
The solution is to turn to flexible staffing to help make up for any IT personnel shortages on an as-needed basis with experienced, expertly trained temporary outside consulting help.
You should make sure that any and all consultants you bring on board have real-word operational experience and:
Even with serious shortages in healthcare IT staffing, you should not have to settle for less than the best staffing solutions. You deserve to have the people you and your organization need to make your technology and software work for you and your patients.
Blue Eagle’s healthcare IT consultant/subject matter experts can analyze your IT environment, understand your pain points and objectives, and help your organization craft sustainable and scalable solutions that meet the challenges triggered by the industry’s IT staff shortages. If you have a project coming up or a need that we can fill please call us at 1 (866) 981-1095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org