Common Challenges Faced by Healthcare Professionals

Posted on: January 7, 2016 by Javier iSure

As new developments are made, challenges continue to plague healthcare professionals nationwide. With the implementation of the ACA and new advancements in technology, just to name a few, there are more hurdles than ever for medical professionals. In order to protect your operations during this hectic time, ensure you are equipped with Miami Medical Malpractice Insurance. Below are some common issues that have become more eminent in recent years.

 

Healthcare Reform

The ACA, or Obamacare, ranks as the top challenge. At the core of this challenge is uncertainty about the role of producers and understanding all of the shifting deadlines and requirements, says Zane Benefits. To combat this challenge, do your best to educate your staff on the protocols and programs that this implementation requires to avoid penalties and false information.

Quality vs. Quantity

In the age of cost control, consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) stated “For an industry that until recently had consistently seen double-digit growth, the ongoing slowdown poses immediate financial challenges. At the same time, the imperative to do more with less has paved the way for a true transformation of the health ecosystem, from fee-for-service medicine to consumer-centered care that rewards quality outcomes.”

Technology Costs

The increased costs of necessary equipment are also causing hurdles for physicians. Rebecca Preston, MD, states “We are still slowed down 2-plus years after switching to an EHR, and there seems to be a never-ending stream of updates and other expenses, not to mention the costs of the IT guys when something goes wrong.” Further, the programs that they operate on are draining time and resources out of these professionals.

At iSure Brokers, we understand the risks that medical professionals encounter on a daily basis. Our coverages are crafted to specifically protect this industry and their efforts in their communities. For more information about our products, contact us today at (855) 381-6123.

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