Automation In Rural Health: It Should No Longer Be An Afterthought

Deploying advanced technologies is often an afterthought, especially for rural hospitals struggling to retain talent and navigate the increasingly complex regulatory environment.

However, new technologies empower providers to streamline their operations, reduce the time spent on administrative tasks, and conserve increasingly precious resources. In Q1 2022, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond found that hospitals across the nation have 105,000 fewer workers than in February 2020, a roughly 2% decline. Rural providers especially feel the pinch, as medical centers often have trouble attracting the talent they need, and many hospitals are increasingly closing their doors.