Benefits of workflow automation in healthcare
Already, workflow automation technology has the potential to completely overhaul your healthcare information management processes, reducing staff burnout, increasing revenue, and improving interoperability
Reduces staff burnout
Staff burnout hurts morale, patients, and the bottom line. By reducing the time spent by clinical and non-clinical staff on manual, repetitive workflows, healthcare employees can focus on higher level initiatives that require a human touch and creativity. For example, it can take over the entire claim status check process
, freeing up staff to address more complicated billing cycle issues.
Effective cost containment
Wouldn’t it be great to implement a cost containment
strategy that actually improved
operations, instead of trying to cut overhead or negotiate pennies on supply costs? With workflow automation, organizations can reduce the operational inefficiencies that lead to waste throughout the system. For example, it reduces claims denials by eliminating human error and drastically increasing capacity.
Healthcare desperately needs interoperability, but with dozens of siloed programs and legacy systems, everyone struggles to achieve it. By automating the pull and entry of data from one program to another, without having to add yet another
system, complete interoperability is closer to reality with the assistance of AI and workflow automation as it becomes a key Epic integration tool with other EMR and EHR technologies.
Data security & workflow automation
should always be top-of-mind for any healthcare leader evaluating a new technology. We’ve talked before about the importance of working with technology vendors who are healthcare-specific
, and workflow automation vendors are no exception – it’s the best way to ensure critical healthcare data security.
Workflow automation can help increase
data security at your organization, as many security and privacy vulnerabilities are due to human interaction. By reducing the amount of human contact and manual manipulations of the data, you can actually improve security and reduce your organization’s overall risk.