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How Digital Workers Can Lighten the Load for Nurses & Other Professionals

06-Jul-2023

Difficulties in the Healthcare Sector

In the multifaceted and fast-paced world of healthcare, nursing and other professionals face a gamut of challenges. Reports such as McKinsey and Company’s “Nursing in 2023: How hospitals are confronting shortages” have spotlighted the pressing issues at hand: overwhelming workloads, inflexibility, and impediments in focusing on the truly meaningful aspects of their work. The report also indicates the disastrous impact these challenges can have on the Healthcare sector. In one survey, nearly a third of nurses admitted they might leave their current patient care roles – which could be catastrophic for the whole of society’s health & well-being.

Unfortunately, this trend seems to be gaining momentum. Another recent survey from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing showed a surge in nurses leaving the profession. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll, pushing about 100,000 nurses to leave due to stress and burnout. Even more worrying, another 800,000 nurses are considering leaving by 2027.

These numbers reflect the realities in today’s healthcare landscape. Nurses are feeling the strain: 62% reported a heavier workload during the pandemic, half are feeling emotionally drained, and nearly half are battling fatigue or burnout. These tough conditions have driven nurses to make their voices heard, sparking healthcare strikes happening in various countries with demands for better pay, improved working conditions, and more balanced staff ratios.

A Digital Workforce to Lessen the Burden

At Centelli, we envision a future where Digital Workers serve as robust allies to these frontline healthcare professionals. Of course, we understand that technology can never replace the empathetic, human touch that forms the cornerstone of quality healthcare. However, what technology can do is step in to ease the administrative load that often weighs down our healthcare heroes. This is where Centelli’s Digital Workforce steps in.

Our Digital Workers are designed to take on many of the administrative tasks that crowd a nurse’s daily schedule. From handling claims management to updating patient charts, these digital helpers are equipped to shoulder a significant part of the administrative burden. This frees up more time for nurses, allowing them to focus on their most critical role – delivering exceptional patient care.

But how does this integration of human compassion and digital efficiency really work? Below are some of the repetitive tasks that our Digital Workers can take on:

Streamlining Claims Submission & Management

In healthcare systems such as the USA, a considerable part of nursing work often involves administrative tasks like claims submission and management. This process can be labor-intensive, leading to errors and inefficiencies. Our Digital Workers, utilizing Robotic Process Automation (RPA), can automate this process, reducing manual work by 80%. Not only does this significantly enhance accuracy, but it also halves the time required for the process, allowing nurses to reallocate their time to patient-focused tasks.

Improving Chart Management

Patient chart management is another critical task often handled by healthcare professionals. It’s crucial but can be incredibly time-consuming. Centelli’s Digital Workers can automate this task, pulling data from multiple sources to extract, merge and post medical records into patient charts. This means more accurate, faster updates to patient charts, leading to improved care delivery and freeing up more of nurses’ time.

Accelerating Insurance Verification

Insurance verification often involves navigating multiple data sources, leading to delays and possible errors. Here, our Digital Workers shine. They can swiftly gather data from various sources for centralized document processing, making claim processing 75% faster with RPA usage.

Optimizing Staff & Patient Onboarding

The onboarding of new staff and patients is an essential but admin-heavy part of healthcare, and thankfully another area that our Digital Workers can automate. From setting up initial patient records to integrating new staff into the system, Digital Workers handle the procedural side of things, leaving healthcare professionals to attend to their patients’ needs.

What impact can a Digital Healthcare Worker really have?

With these capabilities in mind, let’s delve deeper into how Centelli’s Digital Workforce aims to redefine the healthcare landscape by shouldering the administrative burdens that typically fall on our nurses.

Lightening the Load for Healthcare Professionals

At Centelli, we are intimately aware of the overwhelming workloads that healthcare professionals, and nurses specifically, grapple with on a daily basis. These tasks often go beyond direct patient care to include a host of administrative duties like the ones listed above. By deploying Digital Workers to assume some of these responsibilities, we can significantly alleviate this workload, as well as reduce the probability of manual errors. All this culminates in nurses being able to refocus their energy on their fundamental role: patient care.

Balancing Flexibility and Efficiency in the Workplace

Flexibility has emerged as a major need in the modern healthcare landscape, underscored by a 2022 Gale Healthcare Solutions survey. This survey discovered that 26% of temporary nursing professionals might quit nursing if required to accept a permanent position, with control over their schedule cited as a key reason by 87% of respondents. Centelli’s Digital Workers are stepping up to meet this demand for flexible scheduling by offering round-the-clock support for administrative tasks, liberating nurses from the constraints of traditional administrative hours and providing greater control over their direct patient care schedules.

Enhancing Job Satisfaction through More Meaningful Work

Many nurses are driven into their profession by the desire to make a difference in people’s lives. However, the weight of administrative tasks can often impede their ability to focus on the direct patient care that they entered the field to carry out. By taking over these repetitive and time-consuming tasks, Centelli’s Digital Workers enable nurses to devote more time to more fulfilling work. This not only enhances job satisfaction among nurses, but it also dramatically improves the quality of care patients receive. By letting our Digital Workers handle the mundane, we enable the human touch to truly shine where it’s needed most.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Centelli’s Digital Workers aim to assist rather than replace, and enhance rather than disrupt. By lifting the weight of administrative duties, they empower healthcare professionals to focus on what they do best. This isn’t merely a digital shift; it’s a revolution in how healthcare operates, and it’s high time we harness these benefits for those at the frontlines. After all, in an era increasingly embracing digital solutions, our healthcare heroes certainly deserve to reap the rewards.

If you’re interested in giving YOUR healthcare employees the support they need, contact us for a free consultation today!

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