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Emergency departments are under massive pressure to improve the speed and quality of care delivery against a backdrop of increasing demand. Improving efficiency is a critical effort. Visual analytics give emergency departments a near real-time view on all aspects of their operations to help treat more patients with faster, higher quality care.
When the right drugs are available in the right doses precisely when needed, hospitals can quickly treat patients and move them towards discharge, improving patient flow. But too often demand is hard to predict and the supply chain less than responsive. When you can put together the whole story of pharmaceutical supply and demand across all the available data for better planning, hospitals can save costs and enhance patient experience and health.
Operating room utilization is a key factor in both the financial and operational performance of most hospitals. But many operating rooms run at only 70% or less. Greater insight into logistics will help you improve planning and increase income. Rather than waiting for month-end reports, live analysis of operating room data lets you effectively highlight issues and find immediate solutions.
Inpatient care can be complex, time consuming and costly. Understanding patient flow, resourcing requirements and bottlenecks within the inpatient department can deliver significant improvements in performance, enhancing patient care and driving higher patient satisfaction.
Cancellations and no-shows can have a big impact on a clinic’s performance metrics. Visual analytics lets you understand the causes of these and many other process challenges by combining vast amounts of historical and current data to let you uncover trends, patterns, and bottlenecks in patient care. With this insight, you can improve performance right across the outpatient department.
Hospital management has become dramatically more complex over the last several decades. To run a successful hospital today, healthcare executives must keep track of a wide range of key data points in real time, balancing new technology, new financing mechanisms, and rising patient expectations to yield high quality patient care.
It takes a large number of people to operate a hospital. And because many healthcare staff and contractors have advanced degrees, salaries account for a significant percentage of overall budget. With typical trouble spots like overtime and contract usage driving up labor costs, controlling salary-related costs is one of the most important things a hospital can do. But human resources aren't just important from a financial point of view: patient satisfaction also hinges on both staffing levels and employee attitudes.
Effective supply chain management plays a key role in successful patient treatment and recovery. Whether it be an expensive implant or an everyday bulk item like bandages, best practices in materials management call for close monitoring of inventory levels, reorder amounts, location, shelflife, and many other product characteristics.
With hospitals increasingly compensated on the basis of patient value rather than service volume, successful financial operations means being able to track costs against revenue sources and identify the true costs of patient care. Assessing and ensuring ongoing financial sustainability can mean the difference between the success or failure of your healthcare organization.
The information technology function plays a critical role in modern hospital operations. Implementing electronic medical record systems and modernizing departmental systems can be expensive and risky. To quickly maximize value in these large investments, today's best practices recommend software tools that are easy to use and adopt. Successful IT departments use analytics to monitor the success of software implementation and adoption.