By: Michael Vincelette on December 27th, 2023

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Here's How Healthcare IT Support Can Shift the Burden for Medical Professionals

Medical professionals need every type of relief possible to offset excessively high burnout rates. An article published by U.S. News & World Report indicates that 56 percent of nurses, 54 percent of clinical staff, and 47 percent of doctors struggle with work-related stress. Heavy workloads are causing our vital healthcare providers to consider changing careers. Outsourcing managed IT services for healthcare organizations can deliver the critical support they need.

Why Managed IT Services for Healthcare Are Essential

The line between burnout and managed IT delegation in your practice may not be crystal clear. Physicians, nurses, clinicians and administrative personnel face wide-reaching challenges daily. Any strategy to reduce workloads and accompanying stress requires decision-makers to implement systematic changes one step at a time.

Perhaps Surgeon General of the United States Vivek H. Murthy articulated the issue best in an advisory called Addressing Health Worker Burnout: “Years ago, when I was training to be a physician, the older, more experienced doctors passed down a morsel of wisdom to those of us who were just beginning our careers: ‘Never stand when you can sit. Never sit when you can lay down. And never stay awake when you can sleep.’ They knew then what we would come to discover: that health workers, across clinical and community settings, whether caring for patients or managing a public health crisis, have long faced difficult, irregular hours in challenging, and extraordinarily stressful, working environments.”

How a Healthcare IT Consultant Delivers Solutions

Healthcare IT managed-service providers may be unable to reduce long hours, but we can minimize the effort it takes to manage digital files and interfaces. These are ways a healthcare IT consultant can make a substantial difference:

Digital Systems Evaluation

A healthcare IT consultant starts the improved efficiency process by making a comprehensive assessment of the organization’s network, best practices and cybersecurity defenses. The process typically involves identifying inefficiencies, redundancies and vulnerabilities. Leadership teams receive a detailed report as managed IT experts work diligently with decision-makers to create a path forward.

Implement Managed IT Plan

A consultant works with the organization’s leaders and in-house IT staff members to onboard a strategic plan to improve healthcare record access, streamline data processing and ensure HIPAA compliance. Following a risk assessment, integrating practices such as zero-trust user profiles, multifactor authentication and data encryption, among others, reduces compliance worries.

Scalable Managed IT Services

Outsourcing managed IT and cybersecurity allows healthcare organizations to pay as they go, so to speak. You can utilize select managed IT services, increasing or decreasing options in sync with company needs. This may involve adding services when major projects present themselves or investing in employee cybersecurity awareness training. At the end of the day, managed IT services for healthcare organizations reduce much of the pressure related to operating a healthcare facility in the digital age.

Integrity Systems & Solutions Takes the Burden off Healthcare Professionals

At Integrity Systems & Solutions, we specialize in integrating and supporting technology built around your needs. With experience in technology support and guidance, we’ve earned a reputation for honesty, commitment, reliability and creativity. Request a free consultation today, and let’s get the process started.