Nursing – collaborative healthcare – discussion
This has had an impact on patient access as it means that fewer healthcare professionals can lead to longer waiting times and less continuity. Practitioners may also be less familiar with each case, which could result in a decrease in care quality. EHRs may also cause delays, if they are slow to respond or make it difficult for doctors to access during visits. In addition, providers may find it difficult to engage with patients directly during their office visits due to the increased amount of paperwork. Instead they try and catch up on unfinished tasks as they see them.
To address these problems, I suggest implementing strategies that focus on resource management. This includes cross-training programs where experienced staff can teach new hires specific skills so that they don’t need outside help; investing in IT infrastructure to switch from paper-based documentation systems; and creating clear communication channels that foster a team-based approach to patient health outcomes. Everyone is informed about changes within the organization such as policy revisions and clinical workflow adjustments. Taking steps like this should help improve access overall by decreasing wait times & improving efficiency through streamlined processes & improved coordination efforts.