The impact of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) on society is very high and the microworking approach is a part of it. This means, conducting small pieces of work (microtasks) on-line. It can be perceived as a partial (or full) substitute of regular (i.e. full-time) office employment.
It allows for smart adjustment of workload across different specialists and thus balances their availability, while on-line. Eventually the process is beneficial to the end users (task assigners) as it improves speed of some processes (or their specific parts) where electronic documents’ workflow is involved.
In OECD countries, the emergence of mircoworking approach (and similarly, freelancing) is a fact and working tendencies in this model are growing. Various microworking services are online, allowing enterprises and SMEs to find contractors for some smaller tasks. The first freelancing exchange SOFTmoonlighter.com appeared in 1998 (rebranded later on) but most famous microworking services is Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Some of the microworking services (“small jobs marketplaces”) decided to go into certain specializations, thereby creating services for designers, copywriters, lawyers and so on.
Microworking (or freelance) work offers tremendous advantages and can represent an attractive alternative to a traditional job from the employee’s perspective. It includes flexibility of hours, freedom of choice and shaping the actual workload, home office, better salaries etc.
Introduction of microworking into the Health Sector is an innovative idea that will help both to save time and enable contact with great specialists, for the same or lower price. The amount and length of the queues is to be significantly reduced.
The process is easy and clear. Microworking service will help to connect patients and doctors in a short time. So, patients (clients) will know their diagnosis faster (typically based on X-Ray photos, blood markers, ECG graphs etc. analysis).