‘Dr Google’ – is impacting the relationship between Australians and their health practitioners, as well as how individuals interpret their own health. Gaining significant media coverage, MedicalDirector’s research surveyed over 1,500 Australians, and revealed Australians are now starting to form a ‘habit’ of searching Google for answers before – or instead of – seeking professional medical advice.
Ready to run your own practice? Congratulations! Your decision marks a significant turning point in your professional medical career. In this guide, we explain how a smarter way to start a medical practice, based on efficient and scalable processes, can help set you up for success, ensure better patient outcomes and allow you to work in a way that suits you best.
Investing in the smartest, most innovative clinical practice management methods from the start will help empower your practice to scale, achieve competitive advantage, while adapting to the needs of your patients now, and in the future. A future-thinking, smart financial plan for any medical practice needs to start with the premise that every dollar spent in healthcare needs to contribute to the most efficient and effective way of providing ideal levels of patient care.
In our latest White Paper, we surveyed over 2,000 patients across Australia, to discover what patients really expect from their healthcare providers when it comes to delivering personalised care, including choosing the right communication channels, leveraging technology and providing resources to better manage health conditions.
Technology is having a catalyst effect on healthcare, opening up exciting opportunities to vastly improve the flow of information, offer deeper data insights, enhance clinical workflow and optimise better patient outcomes.
In a sector as important as healthcare, the potential for technology to optimise workflows and outcomes, deliver insights to inform future-planning, and improve the sustainability of care delivery cannot be ignored.
This report examines attitudes towards cloud-based IT systems, technology trends with the potential to transform patient care and, more broadly, the obstacles and opportunities facing health professionals across Australia in 2016.