As the full roll out of the NDIS rapidly approaches, and moves in other health and aged care sectors begin to follow a similar client instigated service model, many traditional service providers are finding themselves poorly equipped to manage and understand the impact of these changes on their service delivery models.
The healthcare industry is a people industry. The majority of cost is in paying the wide range of skilled and varied staff involved in delivering quality healthcare. It is a delicate mix of ensuring the correct skill sets and numbers of staff, as well as maintaining tight financial control to ensure the most cost effective workforce.
A number of factors and benefits will continue to drive adoption of digital technologies. But with any change comes new vulnerabilities that expose an organisation to increased risks and an emerging threat for the health sector is a cyber attack on personal data.
So far in this series of articles on Cloud-based accounting, we have introduced the concept of Cloud-based software, provided an understanding of choosing IT platforms to support a client based program, as well as provided the framework to identify the needs of the bookkeeping functions in your medical practice in order to increase day-to-day efficiency.