3 Challenges Healthcare Services Are Facing Today
- BY Jaspreet Kaur
Feature Writer, BusinessEx
- Dec 19,2018
- 11 Mins Read
The healthcare industry which has been vividly deemed a prosperous niche. While the pros are visible, there are some setbacks too, which the industry is struggling with for a period. The entrance of various industrialists and capitalists have escalated the industry and exploited the untapped market thoroughly. The increasing participation of private companies has made the competition tougher for emerging healthcare services. Nevertheless, the situation of the international, as well as the national healthcare industry is correspondent.
Owing to which, the new entrants in the industry need to examine the market and then, take the decisions. Stepping into the industry and instantly grabbing the customers’ attention is not an easy-peasy game. It requires immense research and analysis to counter the opponents and create effective medical products. If a healthcare company plans to step in the industry then it needs to recognize trials and tribulations of being a part of the healthcare industry. Identifying the challenges is imperative to plan out the weaponry to tackle the problem.
Challenges that faced by healthcare services
The healthcare industry is facing many small as well as big challenges, which do not resort for years. These unresolved challenges are prevailing and plus, shored the emergence of new challenges. For every emerging healthcare business, it is essential to know impending challenges on their journey.
1. The increasing demand of the healthcare services
As the time is advancing, the ageing demographic in India, as well as aboard, is increasing, begetting increase dependency on the healthcare services. In some cases, elderly people are self-sufficient; even so, they require help periodically. According to the AARP survey, more than half of the elderly people plan to stay at home. However, the aspiration cannot be realized as ailment comes along with ageing. The ailing, old demographic are shifted to nurseries and thus, more healthcare services are required to treat them.
Witnessing the rapid demand, new healthcare companies that have stepped in or are operating need to work on their business model to meet future demands. The future of the healthcare industry is certainly bright. However, the companies need to earn expertise and grasp new technology so as to serve better. Otherwise, minimum investment and inadequate knowledge will not take the small healthcare companies afar.
2. Searching for skilled staff
Increase in demand of the healthcare companies correspondingly increment requirement of the skilled staff. Finding knowledgeable, skilled medical practitioners is intimidating presently and thus, the shortage of skilled staff will continue to prevail in the coming years.
The companies can tackle the problem by providing facilitates to the employees such as providing a timely training course to open new job opportunities, financing the employees to take education. In this way, the company will be fostering relations with the employees and plus, increasing skilled employees in the industry.
Besides this, there are various other ways to augment the number of skilled staff. To prioritize the issue, the entire industry should collectively work to fix the problem. 3. Complying the regulation policy
The ongoing emergence of healthcare agencies, it has become difficult to entrust the agencies with valuable human lives. Primarily, some companies initiate the business for profit motive only and in turn, fail to follow the mandatory regulations that created by governing bodies. Furthermore, the employees that are recruited don’t undergo a legit training program which draws ambiguity on whether to take their services or not.
The main cause of this deception is that the healthcare agencies perform basic services and therefore, don’t plan to spend extra in procuring certification. Utilizing the services of these healthcare agencies is detrimental and thus, government bodies should initiate standardization procedure to shut illicit agencies.
Knowing the above-mentioned challenges will be helpful for healthcare companies.
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