Evaluating Your Technology Stack
Keep what works.
Get rid of what doesn’t.
Easier said than done sometimes, we know. Evaluating your technology stack and taking a closer look at what is useful may feel cumbersome. Maintaining the right partners can help.
As we continue to navigate the rapidly changing technology landscape, it’s important that we keep what works and get rid of what doesn’t.
This will help us stay efficient and effective in our work while also ensuring that we don’t waste time and resources on outdated or unnecessary technology.
One of the key ways to do this is by evaluating your technology stack to determine what is truly necessary and useful. This means looking at everything from software and hardware to communication tools and other digital resources.
We should ask ourselves questions like:
- Does this technology help us do our Jobs better?
- Are there features we aren’t utilizing but should be?
- Is there a new or updated version available?
- Are there any alternatives that might be more effective?
Once we’ve identified what technology is working, we can focus on optimizing it and making sure that we’re using it to its fullest potential. This might involve training sessions or workshops to help team members become more proficient with certain tools or exploring new features and functionality that we may not have been aware of.
At the same time, we should be prepared to let go of technology that is no longer serving us.
This might mean phasing out certain tools or software programs that are no longer being used, or replacing outdated hardware with more efficient models.
Like Meaningful Technology, Keep the Partnerships that Work
Within the ophthalmology community, eye care practices are changing EMR platforms for a number of different reasons. Changing EMR can be a time consuming, cumbersome process. But it doesn’t have to be.
Like meaningful technology, it’s also important to assess the partnerships that are working. A good partner can help you navigate these conversations and work with you to minimize the impact, if any, on your patient experience.
We recently helped Mann Eye Institute change EMR while maintaining Sophrona’s Referral Portal, a solution designed to simplify the process of referring patients to your practice. Referring doctors can access the Referral Portal from anywhere with an internet connection, making it easy to refer patients on the go.
Learn more about Mann Eye’s experience on this post: Building a successful co-management network.
If you’re considering changing EMR, we would love to continue being your partner and help make your EMR transition easier.
Need help evaluating your technology stack?
Your technology stack should allow your team to work smarter, not harder.
Ultimately, the goal is to create a technology stack that is tailored to your practice’s specific needs and goals. By keeping what works and getting rid of what doesn’t, we can streamline efficiencies by using the most effective tools available.
Do you need help evaluating your technology stack? Contact our team.