The year 2020 has brought many unexpected challenges, but with unexpected challenges come unexpected solutions. Which is why we wanted to discuss the future of healthcare from what has already changed to the ways in which experts anticipate how new technological developments and progressing patient behavioral trends are predicted to continuously impact how medical providers facilitate care even after the CoronaVirus.
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“Data is the new oil”, a term often joked about within tech spaces, is becoming more true for all businesses - especially those within the healthcare industry. Today more and more providers are finding the right business intelligence software to be a game changer for their practice. Therefore, the final segment of our “Provider Efficiency Series” explains how to find your right fit for all things business intelligence (BI), analytics and reporting!
With a variety of locations scattered throughout the Pierce County area of Washington state, Olympic Sports and Spine offers both physical and occupational therapy including custom foot orthotics, vestibular rehabilitation, sports specific conditioning programs as well as industrial body mechanics. Along with these services, they also provide interactive education and informative wellness resources that are aimed to motivate patients to continue pursuing self care outside of professional treatments and to promote awareness of how to prevent future injuries.
Business Intelligence (BI) is not just a collection of compiled data, it is an assortment of technologies and tools that help you map out tactical strategies on how to streamline operations. Whether it be in the form of reports, dashboards, graphs, charts and other analytic sources, the true purpose of BI is to influence informed decisions that benefit the stability, longevity and growth of your business.
With states and government officials easing restrictions and beginning to authorize phased reopening, medical practices will certainly begin to see a revitalized surge in patient visits while society continues to learn how to adapt to the new normal. Over time, schedules will start to fill up as patients feel more comfortable venturing outside their homes, regular work days will resume for your staff and of course, the challenges of efficiently monitoring as well as managing your patient revenue cycle will reappear once your business reopens.
While society is just beginning to reopen in phases, the healthcare industry has been facing this new “normal” for quite some time. Whether it be advocating for financial stability or adapting to alternative methods of treatment, therapy practices, behavioral health agencies, specialty clinics and other medical affiliated businesses all have become experts at overcoming the unique challenges of providing patient care during this pandemic.
With the many lessons learned over the course of this past year, 2021 presents us with its fair share of both residual challenges and promising opportunities. As advancing technology continues to push through communication barriers and fundamentally revive the healthcare industry, software companies, like Raintree, are expanding their capabilities beyond just practice management. Here are three healthcare trends that we predict will continuously drive patient behavior patterns as well as affect how providers embrace the new “normal”.