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Real Time Capacity Management adds revenue right now.
With budget and staff cutbacks reaching the point of diminishing returns, hospital CEOs are counting on information technology to play a bigger role in keeping their facilities solvent.
This is putting a new form of pressure on the CIO to seek out the kind of technology which can have an immediate impact on the bottom line.
But how do you do that after spending millions on electronic medical records? No one can argue that EMRs aren’t important for a hospital’s mission. Yet EMRs do very little to drive margin. And, without margin there can be no mission.
Real-Time Capacity Management™ (RTCM) brings real dollars to the bottom line right now. By automating every point in the patient flow continuum, it increases volume, generates revenue and reduces costs. It’s the type of IT that can keep your hospital going in the next wave of healthcare reform.
At a time when better use of resources and capacity is becoming critical to hospital survival, RTCM converts one of healthcare’s biggest sources of waste – TIME – into one of its biggest sources of savings and revenue.
It optimizes efficiency in those areas most impacted by patient demand — patient rooms and beds, workforce management and mobile medical devices. RTCM connects every patient movement with patient care. It squeezes every wasted minute out of the throughput process. It maximizes existing bed capacity so you won’t have to turn patients away. It eases congestion in the rest of the hospital to cut ED wait times and bridges the communication gaps between “silos.”
It creates an operational backbone which helps hospitals achieve the financial health they need to continue delivering quality care and maximum access to that care.
While EMRs manage the patient’s medical records, capacity management controls the patient’s care path. Clinical excellence is directly related to how the operational and clinical sides of the hospital interact. In an optimized environment, clinical and operational functions are synchronized so all clinical and non-clinical patient movements are streamlined from admission to discharge. This lets hospitals achieve immediate, measurable, and sustainable gains in system-wide productivity.
So, if the CEO is counting on IT to save the hospital, maybe it’s time to “get real.”