Automation holds so much potential for Specialty Pharmacy – we talked about it in detail in our last blog post. But with all those benefits in mind, why are so many providers still reluctant to take pharmacy processes out of human hands? And for those who have embraced automation, why are some still failing to realize all this promise and potential?
The promise is real, folks. The stakes are too high; the investments too…invested. It’s time. If you are evolving (digitally speaking) then you are automating. In this blog series, we are going to discuss automation as it pertains to specialty pharmacy digital transformation and beyond. Topics will include how to get started, the state of automation, risks and rewards, and we will tie in success stories from QA to revenue cycle management to synthetic validation.
Digital transformation, by its own definition, is constant. Businesses play catch-up as evolving IT departments feel pressure to align themselves with operations. It’s a symptom of the digital age; one day we’re comfortable with agile, and the next we’re scrambling to apply blockchain.
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Since the coining of the phrase “digital transformation,” you’ve likely spent countless hours trying to align IT with line of business (LOB) activities. How do I know this? Call it a hunch. But one 2018 survey by CIO.com found that most CIO’s, after years of attempting to foster collaboration between their department and business units, are finally taking IT out of IT’s hands and sharing the productivity throughout the organization.
As healthcare costs continue to rise, hospital CIOs are wondering where the supposed IT productivity gains are going. In many cases, software contributes to those rising costs. Studies (like these) found that physicians spend nearly 50% of their time working on clerical tasks.
…you can still take action to advance your digital agenda. Filling tech resource gaps for hospitals is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you’re under pressure to find resources to meet project goals and deadlines. On the other hand, you need to train those resources to be able to apply their work to your operations.
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