Hospital software is supposed to make your work easier, improve operational efficiency, support clinical and managerial decision making process, and most importantly save you money and support growth of your capital.
Does your hospital software:-
Make your work easier and save you headache?
Running a hospital is a complex affair due to the many operational dynamics involved. The healthcare provider must live up to its promise to its customers while at the same time be able to make business sense out of the services offered. With so many operational dynamics, healthcare providers may find themselves overwhelmed by data which need lots of time to be analyzed. However, a good Hospital Management Information System makes this easy by simplifying the process of storing, retrieving and presenting hospital data, which is made readily available to care givers and managers. Therefore, caregivers and managers have real-time access to information about almost anything ranging from patient queues, room utilization, patient admission cases, discharge cases, revenues, drugs and materials levels and other items.
Improve hospital operational efficiency?
Departments in a hospital can be severely bottle-necked, whether because patients are waiting to be registered, to see the doctor, waiting for lab results, waiting for prescriptions to be prepared or to be admitted.
Good hospital software shows historic delays and in real-time shows caregivers and managers the whole patient journeys through the departments providing important indicators such as waiting times and service delivery times. This allows providers to eliminate recurrent bottlenecks and call staff to reroute patients for efficiency.
Hospital software assists the healthcare provider in utilization of operating room. Using predictive analytics, mobile technologies and cloud computing, providers can mine utilization patterns to improve Operating Room scheduling.
More often, there are delays in patient discharges. Delays in patient discharge may, among other reasons, occur as a result of insurance verification problems, transportation problems and post-discharge care. Such delays are minimized since hospital software can be used to provide historic data as well as information about currently admitted patients. This data is used to in planning and scheduling for discharges.
Support your clinical and managerial decision making process?
Ability to make decisions fast is paramount in any business. Without a decision support tool, decision making can be a painfully slow process which may result in missed opportunities and operational delays.
Good software provides real time data and reports on different aspects of the hospital. Such data may include patient traffic, resource utilization, stock levels, disease prevalence and many other indicators that are important in planning.
Save you money and support growth of your capital?
Hospitals lose money through stock shrinkage and revenue leakages among other ways. Drugs and other materials form the operating capital for the facility and if this is not properly managed then it can lead to erosion of capital. Hospitals are denied revenue when patients are not billed for all drugs and services given and also when invoices are rejected by the insurance provider.
Good software should assist the facility in the procurement process, stock tracking, as well as in patient billing to ensure that all drugs and services rendered are billed for and properly invoiced. This is achieved by automated billing for prescriptions and services. Patients can be grouped according to their schemes and applicable terms enforced through the software. This ensures that, among other rules, items not covered by the insurance provider are not accidentally included in the invoice which would otherwise result in the rejection of the claim.