Embrace Change with Confidence: Overcoming Organisational Readiness Challenges with Meddbase
Navigating change within any organisation is a formidable task, but in the public healthcare sector it can be especially challenging. Limited staff buy-in, the learning curve associated with new software and potential downtime costs all contribute to the complexity of effective change management in healthcare settings. Therefore, conducting a thorough review becomes important before undertaking […]
Navigating change within any organisation is a formidable task, but in the public healthcare sector it can be especially challenging. Limited staff buy-in, the learning curve associated with new software and potential downtime costs all contribute to the complexity of effective change management in healthcare settings. Therefore, conducting a thorough review becomes important before undertaking any transition, moreso in practice management. This review aims to verify that:
- The issues necessitating the change are rooted in the software and the vendors rather than the users themselves.
- The new, preferred solution is suitable, to stave off the recurrence of existing issues
- The transition is carefully coordinated to prevent grave outcomes, such as data loss during migration.
- Administrators have enforced any remedial measures within their disposal to mitigate challenges
However, there are instances where transitioning to a new software becomes necessary, particularly when the existing solution no longer delivers value for money or hampers productivity. In such cases, organisations must carefully evaluate the following telltale signs that indicate that it is time to move to a new system:
- The current solution operates on a server-based model, restricting staff from accessing data remotely.
- The solution is difficult to use and understand, posing challenges to training and onboarding new users.
- It lacks online appointment scheduling capabilities.
- It addresses a single pain point and cannot be used as a standalone system.
- It doesn’t integrate with EHR systems
- Some aspects in the workflow still have to be handled manually.
- It seems to increase the administrative burden on staff and doesn’t improve workflow efficiency across departments.
- There are apparent security risks.
- Vendors are slow and unresponsive to requests for assistance.
- Data analytics and reporting capabilities are lacking, inadequate or complex.
- It does not include features that integrate administrative staff such as financial managers, front desk attendants, and other non-clinical staff.
- The solution is no longer suitable for your speciality.
How Meddbase Helps Practices Successfully Implement New Systems
Once an organisation decides to invest in our practice management software, we embark on a collaborative partnership, working closely with administrators and clinical staff from the outset to ensure a seamless transition and successful implementation.
These are the steps we follow:
- We conduct a thorough needs assessment. We begin by conducting an in-depth evaluation of the client’s operations to understand their unique requirements and challenges. This evaluation involves engaging with staff members who frequently utilise the practice management solution to gather their information on their experience. We are interested to find out what features matter to them most, identify any redundant functionalities and explore potential areas of improvement. We prioritise open and candid discussions that allow us to tailor our solutions and implementation strategies that align with their specific needs, setting the foundation for a successful transition.
- We create a customised implementation plan: Based on the needs assessment, we develop a roadmap that outlines the necessary steps and timelines for a successful transition. This plan takes into account factors such as data migration, training requirements and integration with existing systems. We help the organisation make informed decisions on timing, budgetary allocation and help define clear outcomes. At this point, the client decides whether the new system will be deployed instantaneously or whether the roll out will be phased.
- We communicate clearly and often: Clear and consistent communication is vital throughout the transition process. We keep our clients informed about each stage of the implementation, providing regular updates, addressing concerns and implementing their feedback. We inform the client of any additional offerings we may have and explain our regulatory and compliance strategy. We keep an open channel of communication, and the client can reach out to members of our team to gain a better understanding of our people and values.
- We offer comprehensive training and support: We provide training workshops to equip our clients with the skills required to maximise the benefits of our practice management software. Although our training sessions are tailored to different user roles within the organisation, general training includes topics like how to update the system, report generation and software interface navigation. Our goal is to ensure that staff members are confident and proficient in utilising the new system.
- We provide a dedicated support team: Upon onboarding, each client is assigned a dedicated relationship manager who takes the time to familiarise themselves with the intricacies of the client’s organisation from the start. This allows them to gain in-depth insights into the client’s unique challenges and requirements, enabling them to provide tailored solutions and address any specific needs. Whether it’s addressing technical issues, answering queries, or providing guidance, our support team is committed to ensuring a smooth experience and minimising any disruption to daily operations.
- We believe in continuous evaluation and improvement: Our process is an iterative one; we continuously evaluate and improve our offerings to ensure that they remain at the forefront of industry standards and meet the evolving needs of our clients. We actively seek feedback from our clients, conducting regular check-ins and surveys to gather valuable insights and identify areas for enhancement.
At Meddbase, we pride ourselves on being the preferred choice for healthcare providers, ensuring that once they join us, they never feel the need to seek other solutions. We consistently rank highly in customer satisfaction and industry benchmarks, reflecting our unwavering focus on meeting the dynamic needs of our clients. As industry leaders, we have successfully spearheaded the seamless transitions of numerous providers into our fold, forging lasting partnerships built on trust, innovation, and mutual success.