Addressing Healthcare Staffing Shortages with RPA
Healthcare staffing shortages for clinical and non-clinical positions are creating significant challenges for the healthcare industry, and the COVID pandemic has exacerbated the issues in numerous ways.
The pandemic put healthcare systems and workers under enormous pressure. However, with the spotlight cast upon it over the last few years, it is now racing to embrace new technologies that will help accelerate workflows and business processes, reduce manual tasks, and ultimately improve patient care.
This is critically important because all this is currently happening amidst a healthcare worker shortage that many experts believe will persist well after the pandemic.
As a result, technologies like RPA (Robotic Process Automation) have become essential for healthcare companies to alleviate the effects of the current labor shortage.
Robotic Process Automation uses software robots to automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks. For example, RPA can be applied to insurance verification, coverage discovery/insurance scrubbing, prior authorization, document delivery to payer portals, real-time note posting, high-volume data entry, order transcription, progress reporting, medical records aggregation, credentialing, and much more.
RPA lessens many burdens for overworked healthcare employees, allowing them to focus on higher-level objectives and interactions with patients and leaving them with a more manageable volume of work.
RPA also saves organizations money. Below are just a few of the financial benefits of RPA:
• RPA increases efficiency and speeds up workflow.
• RPA reduces deficiencies and security/compliance threats by limiting the opportunity for human error.
• Software robots don’t necessitate hiring/training costs and time.
• Software robots won’t ask for a raise and don’t need benefits or other competitive job incentives to accept an open position.
Software robots not only work 24/7 but can also execute tasks more quickly than humans. RPA is the perfect solution for preventing workflow interruptions and delays amid healthcare staffing shortages.
About SALIX Data
For over 20 years, SALIX Data has provided more than 2,500 customers with ways to streamline their business through technology solutions.
SALIX’s expertise in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) allows organizations to automate repetitive, mundane tasks with intelligent software that simulates human behavior enabling business users to devote more time to serving customers or other higher-value work.
At SALIX, we continue to help businesses of every size in different industries by delivering scalable automation solutions at a fraction of the cost.
Talk to us today to learn how we can help you maximize your RPA investment by identifying the best time to introduce RPA into your business. Let SALIX enable your best people to do what they are best at more often.
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