Debra Oselett is never one to highlight her achievements, or to attempt to gain attention for the work she does every day as a practice administrator for a trusted and reliable private practice in Rochester Hills, Michigan. For practice and medical administrators across the United States, however, the challenges keep growing and expanding. Here are three challenges Oselett and other medical facility administrators have to face in the coming years in the US:
- Improving patient care with technology. Investing in the latest technology isn’t always so easy. Practice administrators like Debra Oselett have to be very discerning when it comes to deciding which particular medical technology to invest in. Even the best machines and programs don’t do the patients and the medical facility itself any good unless they greatly improve the efficiency and organization of care.
- Managing Medicare and Medicaid. Along with massive healthcare insurance reform comes the need for practice administrators like Debra Oselett to ensure that returning patients get the same high level of care and ease of access, while at the same time making excellent care accessible to many newer patients who have new access to healthcare.
- Prepare for the future. The future of healthcare in the United States promises to soon experience a huge influx of new patients into the system, particularly as the Baby Boomer generation starts to come of age. With tens of millions of people entering old age in the coming decades, medical facilities have to be ready for the massive tide of new patients.