Spending on supplies and pharmaceutical services varies among U.S. hospitals. It is not uncommon for hospitals with similar types of patients, including case mix and severity, to have significant differences in purchasing intensity for certain clinical services. Even small changes in efficiency can make a difference for hospitals and health systems, because supply-chain spending typically accounts for hospitals’ biggest spend after labor costs. Costs totaled about $74 billion in 2012, according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.
Research has demonstrated enhanced technology can improve communication between patients, families and care providers, improve motivation, and has the potential to effect better outcomes and higher levels of patient satisfaction. Additionally, better technology also makes the workplace more appealing to employees.
With the investment and complexity involved, how can health systems utilize technology in the most efficient and effective ways to drive business results?
Published By: STARLIMS
Published Date: Jun 09, 2014
The laboratory is a strategic asset for your organization. Laboratory data comprises the majority of medical records and is critical for accurate diagnoses. Physicians depend on reliable laboratory result data to deliver optimal care. Efficiency is critical for laboratory success; it enables your lab to ensure patient safety, reduce operating costs and increase revenue. STARLIMS offers clinical laboratories a powerful solution suite, which includes configurable tools to manage complex testing workflows, enforce rules-based actions, promptly format and deliver laboratory results to clinicians by their preferred method, track and route bar-coded specimens within the lab and across the network for more efficiency, as well as distribute and manage bio specimen inventories.
Being able to monitor and respond to patient inquiries quickly and effectively is critical to creating a positive clinical experience and delivering successful products. But compiling and monitoring this data to address customer concerns in a timely way is a challenge when you have disparate sources and systems, global teams, and multiple patients.
Read how a top 10 global pharmaceutical company worked with Slalom and AWS to design and implement a unified and globally distributed event and inquiry data reporting system. By combining three types of requests into one solution, the company has improved the customer experience and increased call center and data input operational efficiency by 50%.
Learn how to
Increase access to relevant data to help inform future or ongoing clinical trials
Adapt your existing system development processes to an agile approach
Engage with Slalom and AWS throughout the lifecycle of a healthcare engagement