For a while, digitization was a popular trend in healthcare — it’s the process of converting physical information into digital formats. There’s been a shift from pen-and-paper data management toward automation, which involves using technology to improve your operations and offer more value to your patients.
In fact, the World Health Organization outlined this in the Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020–2025, showing just how significant it is.
Research has found that the digital health market could reach nearly $660 billion by 2025, up from $179 billion in 2019. Artificial intelligence is also a growing trend to look out for. The AI healthcare market was worth around $11 billion in 2021 and is expected to hit almost $188 billion by 2030.
Take a look at Sanford Health, as an example. The organization has been adopting AI tools to predict staffing needs and schedule nursing shifts.
But it’s not just AI that’s helping healthcare facilities improve their processes. With digital tools, HR professionals can easily make changes to nursing schedules, get a clear overview of shifts in real time and even collaborate with nurses virtually to create a schedule that works for them.
Review your current processes to identify areas that digitalization can improve. The whole idea behind digitalization and AI is to take some workload off of your hands and make your life easier, so make the most of it.
For example, let’s say that you’re struggling to manage overtime thresholds. By identifying this issue, you could find a platform that sets overtime alerts (something which we offer at Empeon). That way, you can use technology to keep on top of overtime hours and make sure your schedules are up to date.
Upgrading your digital infrastructure doesn’t have to be complex. There are plenty of tools out there that make it easy for healthcare professionals to digitize their scheduling and other healthcare processes.
For example, HR and payroll solutions like Empeon. With our software, you can onboard new staff, manage payroll and streamline nurse scheduling within a single platform.