A healthcare manager no longer has a choice. He can no longer choose whether or not he has interest in Information technology. He must gain adequate knowledge if he is to remain relevant in his career. Some essential skill sets needed are: Email Ethics and Management: Mastering the art of managing your emails is very essential to a healthcare manager. It is important that emails help you manage your time and not waste it.
You might want to consider segmenting your mails. Put them in order of priority; High, Low and To-do List for tasks you cannot complete immediately. Do not spend your work time on personal mails like subscriptions and newsletters, they are addictive time wasters.Read More
Turn off email notifications and set specific times about twice a day to check and take adequate actions on emails. Recheck the tone of your outgoing emails to ensure maximum professionalism
Electronic Health or Medical Records can also be integrated with the PMS for maximum effectiveness. The Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) also help in indexing and archiving of picture imaging. PACS is most essential in the radiology department and surgical departments but it doesn’t hurt for a manager to have basic knowledge of its usage. Read More
Using Technology to Remain Relevant in Your Field: There is no information that is not available on the internet today. Even patients now have adequate knowledge of their medical conditions from the internet. A healthcare manager must not take a backward seat. In order not to be overwhelmed by the plethora of information on the web, a manager can subscribe to feed readers or push notifications from favorite websites.
Online Patient Interactions and Web 2.0 Apps: Many medical practices are not communicating online with their patients. Knowledge Management and Retention: In most medical practices, changes to procedures are not updated. New trainees and patients find it hard to be duly informed on appropriate procedures. Practices need to invest in web solutions that make this happen. Wikis are a good choice for this. All you need to make this function is an editor. Read More
At one point or another, every business or organization will go through Crisis Management. Our focus is particularly on aid workers, personnel on business trips or troops at war. With the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, we have adequate information on the whereabouts of your personnel and of impending crisis. The GPS Technology can also be used on cars and buildings to spot where and what it is in it. Here are five scenarios where the Technology of GPS can assist in managing crisis situations:Read More
Aid Workers in Remote Locations: The anxiety and fear of the unknown associated with having aid workers work in remote areas far from their central base calls for the GPS to assist with managing their locations per time and communicating on their status. The high risks involved in working overseas needs to be properly managed to prevent a crisis situation. In addition to aid workers, children devices now come with GPS technology and parents have more ways of knowing their kids’ whereabouts. Fleet Tracking: You can track fleets of cars moving as a convoy using the GPS to monitor if any of all of the cars or people derail from the group. It is essential in preventing ambush or kidnapping of not just the cars but also the people. These days patients can now book appointments, make payments, create personal health records, get refill of their prescriptions, request medical records, pre-fill medical history and ask one or two urgent questions.
Maritime Tracking: If you are familiar with the term, “lost at sea”, then you know how easy it is to lose track of the location of a ship at sea. GPS is a reliable technology because of the clear lines of communication inherent due to the lack of obstructions. Troops of War: GPS Technology can assist the military is very essential ways. It helps them to spot potential harm and notify those on ground. It also fosters communication with the central base. Aircraft Tracking: The GPS technology functions with the use of satellites. It is therefore very effective for tracking aircrafts. Understanding Medical Office Software: The Practice Management System (PMS) is a constant in creating support for medical practices. The current systems are able to carry out varying functions as one component. With PMS, you can do registration, scheduling, billing and reporting. You can also make use of webinars and e-books which are sometimes free or paid.
Gone are the days where we relied solely on the radar which had a highly limited reliability. Now with the GPS, it is possible to pinpoint the exact location of a crashed or missing aircraft anywhere in the world. It can also be used commercially for air traffic control. This is still a futuristic venture. Time Stamping: GPS does not just provide information as to longitude, latitude and altitude, it provides precise time. Smartphone manufacturers now use the technology to set auto time on all their devices all over the world. Financial institutions, power grid and a host of other companies that time precision is essential to their operation are fast turning to GPS Technology. Mapping: When next you decide to go on a vacation on an island with your family, notice that you no longer carry a big paper map. Almost every device now has the GPS Technology to use in finding the location of where you or your companions are and where you are headed.