Ensuring the best clinical outcomes is the primary goal of any healthcare provider. Healthcare organizations are using a gamut of clinical information systems to support this objective. Real-Time Technologies provide additional means of assisting clinical staff in delivering the best possible outcome for the patient. Here are just a few use cases where, with the help of technology and redesigned processes, you can provide measurable impact on clinical outcomes:
Improve asset management by using utilization data and par level allocation processes to fully optimize the organization’s existing equipment and reduce unnecessary purchases and rentals of additional equipment.
Provide a deeper level of analytics with regards to analyzing patient flow data that enable departments to fully optimize their patient flow processes, as well as optimizing the interdepartmental patient flow (enterprise).
Gain deeper insights into how staff do their job, such as number of steps/distance traveled for certain tasks, measurement of patient contact time, evaluation of time spent on value-added tasks, and similar type functions that make staff less productive (sub-optimized). Being that labor costs are the largest expense for a healthcare organization, this is an important area to focus upon.
Use real-time location data to gather contextual information about the patient visit (total duration, % of time in contact with staff, wait time in wait area, wait time in exam room, etc.) and review correlations of the factors that had the most impact on the patient’s experience, which of course correlates closely to their HCAHPS scores.
Leverage automatically collected data from Real-Time Systems to aid in optimal design of clinical space. Use generated data to identify bottleneck in a physical flow.
Establish a centralized “command center” that provides a comprehensive set of dashboards to effectively manage patient flow logistics along with supporting operational and ancillary processes to enable maximum efficiency, care coordination, and resource optimization (staff, rooms, and equipment).
Predictive analytics utilize real-time data in combination with past historical data, in which trends and patterns become evident to provide predictive capabilities. Empowered with this powerful insight, your organization can receive a multitude of operational and clinical early warnings, such as potential bottlenecks in ED based on seasonality, or regress in patient recovery due to patient’s immobility.
Gain real-time visibility into your operational performance through individualized dashboards designed for use by your various stakeholders, such as patient care, ancillary support, and management staff. Dashboards provide at-a-glance performance against benchmarks metrics for each individual, team, and the organization. And the best thing is – they are auto-calculated and refreshed in real-time.
Gain full transparency into the exact resources (equipment, people, supplies, time) used for patient procedures allowing you to perform Activity-Based Costing (ABC) analysis.