Update_What are the Key Challenges of Digitalization for Occupational Health Management

Digital transformation provides important opportunities for industries who can drastically improve the way they approach to manual processes by transforming to Digital work culture. It affects every level of the modern business and will remain to have a ripple effect through the decades to come. But with all of the differences, it’s becoming tough to tell which challenges truly present growth possibilities.

The digital transformation of the occupational health centres has the potential to radically improve the productivity for doctors, paramedic staff, and other OHC staff. The digitalization of the health management system helps to improve the efficiency of its process, consistency, and quality. It can: Integrate with Medical equipment, SAP, Various kinds of medical reports into a digitalized form.

Occupational health centres have been a little bit slow to adopt new technologies unlike other sectors like manufacturing, retail- the good part is that Occupational health management is now seeing the value in embracing digital transformation. Digitized employee health records are in great demand among industries.

However, the digital transformation of occupational health management is quite challenging for organizations. Let’s see the top challenges that organizations need to tackle for digital transformation:

1. Employees at Occupational health centre struggle to get familiar with the high technology software it takes time to get managed with the health management software as there are a paramedic and other hospital staff in the organization who have limited knowledge on using computers.

2. Health Management software is overloaded with modern technology and to understand it, employees must know how to use the software, in this case, employees can be trained on using health management software and about the functionalities present in the software.

3. Many Industries are adjourning to adopt health management software as they are facing a challenge that transforming their manual operation to Digital operation as they are afraid of their employees and medical data being stolen from hackers, in this case they can be assured from their software providers that their employees data are secured in the software due to high level security present in the software which protects the data being hacked.

4. One of the key challenges for an organization to adopt health management software is to protect the medical examination data of their employees but the organization needs to understand that they can protect their employee’s data by not giving access to their employee’s data to the software provider. IT professional suggests that there are several ways for industries to make sure that their employees medical examination data is safe in the digital environment.

5. Integrating medical equipment with software is a challenge that an organization may face however there are many companies that integrate the medical equipment with the health management software to record the data on software.

6. Sometimes important data is to be uploaded in the software and if the server is not responsive then it’s a trouble for a particular department, in this case, an organization can ask their software provider to inform in advance if maintenance work is scheduled for the software so that work is planned accordingly.

7. Digital transformation of occupational health management sometimes leads to mental stress for employees working at occupational health centres as there are lots of data present in the software and it’s not an easy task to find the appropriate data from the software as health management software is vast. In this case, the software provider can provide the module videos which contains all the functionality of the modules and navigation of modules in the software.

The global ransomware outbreak WannaCry was the largest cyber-attack to have hit our country. We could have blocked the attack with fundamental IT security. The increasing of ransomware attacks is a threat for all enterprises with increasing dependency on and use of technology. Historically, cybersecurity has not been at the top of many industries agenda, that needs to improve. To protect the health care management system is the biggest challenge for any organization and to tackle it organization can train their employees on how to protect software being hacked or attacked. Finding employees with the proper skill set, training employees on safety norms, modernizing software vulnerabilities, and ensuring that software design is secured.

To end with

The Occupational health centres can no longer afford to be slow on the innovation uptake. Given the pace of digital interruption across organizations, Occupational health centres need to essentially transform in order to remain connected. Digital transformation continues the commitment of personalized and preventative healthcare to employees. It has the ability to not only transform employee care but also to enable the health of organizations to decrease the amount of time spent on documentation and data insertion.

However, to gain digital success, organizations will have to undertake the above-mentioned challenges seriously and look at digital transformation as the act of investing in employees, technology, software, and operations to upgrade how OHC works in the digital environment.