The health sector, being the most sensitive, is expected to be at its best in improving the quality of life. Like in all fields, the healthcare system requires a formal system of reporting healthcare activities. This includes, but is not limited to, the problems within any particular healthcare system. Like any other field, healthcare is not entirely devoid of problems. Reporting on healthcare matters has been determined to be insufficient and this has raised concerns over the reporting system. There has been a few problems that result to this inefficacy. Here are some major issues surrounding reporting in healthcare problems.
Expensive Technological Requirements
In the recent past, technology has changed a great deal in how information is gathered, which has given rise to a lot of problems. In providing innovative solutions to this problem, the information technological advancement has made a remarkable mileage in information collection, analysis and dispensation (all of which are important components of reporting).Solving this challenge has however posed another problem of complex systems, which are hard to do away with.
Although not unique to the healthcare system, current complexity in technological advantages seems expensive for the healthcare system. Of course expensive towards reporting of the problems mainly as an attribute of handling the information in reporting.As sources would have it, complexity begins with information collection technicalities and cascades down to channel and/or methodology of the technical dispensation of the reports concerning the problems.
Multiple Sources of Information
Multiple information sources can be helpful or disastrous depending on the accuracy of the information collected. Technology has given everyone access to loads of information at the click of a button. To make information collection easier and all inclusive; many devices are allowed as tools of information collection. A reporting system should accommodate information from all parties to the problem.
Multiple sources and devices pose a big challenge to the information analysis and in so doing results in a challenge of a complex analytical and dispensation system. It is important to note that these complex systems necessary for reporting the problems from multiple sources are obviously expensive for any both installation and running of the reporting dispensation. This can particularly be a problem for any institution interested in saving money, not just the infrastructural challenge. There are generic problems that come with this. One of them is the manpower as explained below.
Insufficient Knowledge in the Healthcare System
This is a multi-dimensional issue which ranges from technological problems discussed above to identification of the problems that need be reported. It’s apparent that it requires a lot of human resources in handling the complex information systems.
Owing to the extensive financial inputs necessary for operationalization of the systems, it usually arises in insufficient training of the human resource. Lack of knowledge is the result and hence this persists as a big issue in reporting healthcare problems, not just the technological trouble. This is yet another area where lack of knowledge is a big issue. This is the identification of the problems.
Although inability to identify the problems qualify as an issue, it stands stronger here as a concern of lack of knowledge in doing so.
Lack of Adequate Financial Support
Although this problem qualifies to be under the first issue, it still stands as a problem on its own when it comes to reporting healthcare problems. Most of the financial reports show inadequate dedication of finances towards reporting healthcare problems.
To begin with, little finances are dedicated towards staffing the healthcare reporting dockets. Moreover, most of the staff under this docket has poor pay. There are comprehensive studies that indicate that little pay reduces the motivation of workers. The little remuneration of the healthcare problem reporting workers has led to little effort towards the reporting. This is a big issue.
Wanting Problem Reporting Structures in the Healthcare System
Sources of the healthcare problems differ. As a result, there should be structures that would favor particular problem reporting. It may differ from healthcare administrative to health problems in the society. All things notwithstanding, the above issues have been comprehensively covered in reporting health problems.
Reporting administration related issues can be a bit of a challenge without proper structures. Just to get back home in understanding one such a structure is policies regarding the reporting
Lack of favorable reporting chain is an issue in the healthcare system.The reporting has to be done to the immediate bosses. If for example the immediate bosses are the problem, then obviously this becomes quite an issue in reporting problems in the healthcare sector.
Just to summarize, issues in reporting healthcare problems range from administrative, financial, and technological to human resource.