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Prevent Healthcare Worker Burnout While Improving Patient Care

26-Apr-2023

The healthcare industry faces a multitude of challenges that hinder its ability to provide quality care, despite noble intentions. Research consistently shows that healthcare providers are overworked, and this can result in a decline in patient care quality, staff burnout, high turnover, and reduced patient satisfaction.

The Challenge of Staff Burnout in Healthcare

Recently, patient-focused healthcare technology firm Holon Solutions conducted a survey that sheds light on the issue. The results showed that a staggering 77% of healthcare workers experience burnout. One cause was the significant amount of time- 34%- spent on administrative tasks such as patient notes, charting, and data entry. All these issues may be exacerbated by the coming workforce cliff, which Centelli discussed in an earlier article. As a solution, just under three quarters of survey respondents expressed an interest in technology that could reduce the burden of administrative tasks.

Benefits of Automation in Healthcare

Both healthcare providers and patients suffer in this situation, but, fortunately, automation offers a promising solution. Contrary to the common perceptions of automation as impersonal, it can enhance the “human touch” element of healthcare.

Automating Administrative Tasks

For instance, by automating administrative tasks like appointment scheduling, patient registration, billing, and data entry, healthcare workers have more time to focus on meaningful aspects of patient care, including communication, empathy, and clinical decision-making. This results in a more personalized and compassionate approach, improving patient outcomes and satisfaction. Additionally, automation reduces the likelihood of errors, ensuring accurate and timely care.

Improved Employee and Patient Satisfaction

When healthcare workers are empowered to use their skills and knowledge to assist patients, they experience higher job satisfaction and a greater sense of fulfillment. This leads to a virtuous cycle where happier and more engaged providers offer better care, resulting in more satisfied and loyal patients.

Addressing Understaffing Challenges

Additionally, insufficient staffing is a significant issue contributing to healthcare worker burnout. In the Holon Solutions survey, 70% of respondents identified it as a major factor. Automation can play a vital role in alleviating this issue by reducing workloads and therefore the burden of understaffing. Doing so can lead to reduced staff turnover rates and improved staff morale.

Saving Money

Finally, automation is a money-saver! According to non-profit organization CAQH, the healthcare industry could save $25 billion annually by fully automating business transactions.

Centelli- Your Partner in Automation

In conclusion, implementing automation in healthcare has the potential to transform patient care and outcomes for the better. Don’t fear automation! By streamlining administrative tasks and minimizing errors, automation lets healthcare providers devote more time to patients, ultimately improving the quality of life for providers and patients alike.

At Centelli, we specialize in automating repetitive, time-consuming tasks. Our Digital Workers help to optimize processes, allowing healthcare providers to focus more on patient care. If you want to improve your healthcare business for employees and patients alike, Centelli delivers customized solutions to meet your unique needs.

Contact us today for a free consultation!

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