Even the man with the best job in the world gets tired of working. No matter how wonderful, fulfilling, or well paying the job may be, people need breaks. Think about it, Willy Wonka made plans for retirement, Tom Hanks hated being an adult – even with all of those toys – and Richie Rich just wanted his parents back. Despite all the incentives and the love of the field, there really can be too much of a good thing.
Add in patients, fees, and lives that are at risk, and it’s less about taking a break and more about helping others. But thanks to breakthroughs in analytics, doctors no longer have to pour over books and data – exclusively at least. With predictions and numbers that outline scads of patients with similar symptoms, doctors have a fall back to help predict the future. And they can do it by working together.
To help cut hours without cutting results, look to the following:
- Closed circuit networking – find others in a similar field or compare cases by reaching out online. Doctors can then schedule meetings or share data to cure patients in less time.
- Look to analytics – with big data in play, remember to use analytics’ findings for helpful insights to virtually any medical situation.
- Ask for help – talk to colleagues, call specialists, or email former contacts. If they worked on a similar case, they may just be able to help.
- Consider an assistant for collaboration scheduling. This way you’re not wasting time sending emails or leaving messages with others.
With just a few simple, yet meaningful steps, doctors can help treat more patients in less time. By collaborating with others and with analytics, we can start to fill in many of the growing medical gaps.