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Busting the outsourcing myths

Who doesn’t remember the cool show MythBusters where long-held beliefs, myths, and various rumors were put to the scientific test. The premise was straightforward: find out if these crazy theories were true to their word or completely false. Beyond being entertaining, the program also offered a great lesson on the scientific method and the quest to find the truth. And that is exactly what we will try to accomplish in a less formal and less explosive way in the world of outsourcing. We will take on a selection of these myths and finally discover if they are truth or totally busted to be factually incorrect.

Myth: Outsourcing is only for large operations

Maybe you have thought “Sure I’d love to outsource some of our more menial tasks, but our practice is just way too small.” The idea that outsourcing is exclusive to large operations has persisted for decades and it’s fortunately not true. There are outsourcing solutions for medical practices and companies of all sizes. Don’t be afraid to kick your monotonous jobs to an outside source. Go ahead and discover for yourself, that outsourcing is for everyone.

Myth: Outsourcing may cost jobs

There is a two-pronged thought when it comes to outsourcing being a cause of job loss. First, many believe that outsourcing means offshoring. This is not the case. There are offshore operations in the outsourcing space, but many are located domestically. Second, getting outside help for your staff doesn’t mean you are going to replace them. Outsourcing is more about optimizing than replacement. Freeing up more time for your current staff, and you, to focus on more pressing matters. Namely for physicians spending more time with patients.  This one is busted.

Myth: Outsourcing puts your data at risk

Have you heard that outsourcing places your sensitive data at high risk? Not true. A reputable outsourcing partner holds cybersecurity and data safety in the highest regards. If you find an outsourcing operation that does not clearly outline its protocols on safety, then move on to the next. Make a potential partner prove they use the latest and most effective countermeasures against hackers. There is no need to settle for a firm with lackluster data protection.

Myth: Outsourcing equals less quality work

Possibly you have read, heard, or even conversed with someone about this subject. The long-held thought that outsourcing is for companies and practices that really don’t care about quality and are more concerned with getting tasks finished. To the contrary. When you find the right partner, you are leveraging experts who can not only finish your tasks more efficiently but effectively as well. Once again, if you are considering an outsourcing firm that doesn’t have strict quality control, then keep looking. When you outsource you should not only be freeing up time but getting higher quality work as well.

Hopefully, after reading through these debunked myths you will be more comfortable partnering with an outsourcing firm. And just think, we didn’t even have to use explosives to prove the point.

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