The 2015 budget proposed by President Obama sets aside $1.8 billion for health information technology incentive payments for a series of ongoing initiatives designed to improve the efficiency of delivering healthcare. Here is a closer look at how the new Health IT landscape may impact providers.
- Information technology’s role in healthcare. Big changes are on the way for healthcare facilities and their use of technology. Medical records are required to be digitized, meaning doctors, physician assistants and nurses need to know how to work with these systems in the office. Facilities that have not embraced these changes will find it difficult to catch up if they wait too long.
- Hiring new employees for new opportunities. Many facilities will need to ramp up to hire new personnel to handle the changing roles within the organization. Experts on healthcare- based information technology will become imperative as offices transition to new and advanced systems. There will also be increased need for skilled employees in other facets of operations. The good news is that many good candidates are already available and are continually being training in new technologies.
- Implementing new procedures for your facility. Most importantly, you will need to make sure that these changes are implemented throughout your practice or facility, and the changes remain consistent and compliant with the new rules and guidelines. Training in healthcare information technology will become increasingly important to make sure everyone is on the same page. You may choose to work with a healthcare staffing and consulting service that can place experts to help with the transition.
Do you have some questions or concerns about the new regulations and how they will affect you? The Fortus Group, offering healthcare staffing and consulting, can help today!