Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have been getting a lot of attention in the healthcare IT world recently, and for good reason. They can greatly improve the quality of care in any medical facility by allowing medical staff access to vital information about patient health. The very unsexy but totally vital hospital Active Directory (AD) system does not get quite as much attention, but it is still crucial for the again, very unsexy, but totally vital task of security patient data.
The reasons to consider upgrading your hospital’s AD are many. This week, we’re going to talk about one very important one: making your medical staff happy.
Make your medical staff happy.
When a doctor or nurse is trying to do the important job of taking care of a patient, the last thing you want as a hospital administrator is for the technology to get in the way of doing it. Healthcare IT is supposed to make treating patients faster and easier, not more time-consuming and difficult.
If medical staff are forced to log in to several different applications on different domains using different usernames and passwords for each one — guess what? This does not make them happy! It slows down the process of treating the patient, which is what they were thinking about before they were trying to log in.
The satisfaction of your users with their work environment matters — and AD is one part of the work environment that everyone uses, every day, multiple times a day. Ultimately, it all leads back to patient care. When doctors and nurses are happier at work, their patients do better. For example, one study found that nurses who are satisfied leads to decreased rates of complication from infection over the course of two years!
In other words, happier nurses have more mental and physical energy to give to their patients, and patients do better with happier nurses. To find out how you can improve your AD with LenMar, contact us today. We’ll give you a completely free project health check with detailed recommendations. You won’t find this offer anywhere else!