As humans, we are afraid of the unknown we quickly become accustomed to and find comfort in our routine. However, progress is impossible without change.
“Without change, there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the inevitable change.” William Pollard.
There have been changes in every aspect of our life. Every industry has evolved with new technologies to improve and solve problems. Can you imagine a world where cell phones never evolved to smartphones? Although almost every person that has worked in healthcare agrees that many long-overdue changes need to be made. Why is there so much resistance to it within the healthcare industry?
The healthcare industry is very complex, which is one of the many reasons that has held back progressive changes. With the constant insurance fluctuations, evolving treatments, patient needs, etc. there will never be a perfect time and convenient time to ignite administrative changes. Many problem-solving innovations are pushed to the side because of external factors that are prevalent in healthcare, even if those changes will improve clinician wellness, patient care, education, increase productivity while decreasing compliance risk.
For clinicians, here are two ways you can ignite change:
1) Accepting change is hard, but necessary. Like how you review a case, focus on the end result that you would like to see. For example, you want to have control over your CME requirements and know exactly what you need to do by when, search for a solution that can help you achieve it, and don't settle for less. Check out Mocingbird's two-step CME process.
2) Ask for innovative solutions. We know that raising your hand within a large healthcare system is not easy, but a simple intro works wonders. A quick note of "I saw this and thought it presents an interesting solution that we are looking for" to your administrator might help to solve both you and the administrators' challenges.
Can you imagine where the healthcare industry would be if they accepted these changes years ago? It is time for the healthcare industry to wake up and not hold itself back. For administrators and leaders in healthcare, you can drive this necessary change by accepting the implementation of innovative solutions. Make these changes to improve clinician wellbeing while ultimately improving patient care.
The healthcare industry needs to stop accepting the current broken system. We need to hold the healthcare industry to a higher modernized standard which starts by identifying these weak points and adopt the necessary changes to fix them. You would not build a house on a cracked foundation. To all the healthcare leaders, will the toxic cycle of accepting a broken system stop with you?
Mocingbird is a cloud-based platform that improves medicine and clinician well-being by eliminating the chaos of ongoing credentialing and delivering high-impact Continuing Medical Education. For individual clinicians, we develop a one-stop solution to validate, track, document, and calculate the CME requirements for the maintenance of their professional licenses. For healthcare organizations, we provide a management tool that offers a real-time overview of compliance for risk mitigation. Mocingbird is based in Rhode Island and founded by Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Ian Madom and Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. George Fernaine.