Many healthcare providers are looking at clinical and business workflows to determine the most efficient and effective path to better manage their organization. Typically the analysis of these workflows takes months to complete and is extremely cumbersome requiring paid consultants to manage and look at the projects. Microsoft and our partners deliver solutions built on tools that departmental employees can use to analyze their own workflows and implement their own changes in a virtual setting.
These solutions can be extended in many ways to increase awareness of crucial business information or to collect additional data points about business or clinical processes. When combined with custom business rules to drive alerts and indicators, these solutions help you improve the timeliness of communications and decision-making. With the addition of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and tracking software, these solutions integrate significant information about the movement, interactions, and locations of patients, staff, or equipment. You can:
Reduce delays and deliver constant system monitoring through the synchronization of workflows across different service stages.
Understand clinical and triage priorities through data coordination, customized workflows, and visibility into patient flow issues.
Identify process bottlenecks and recommendations for improvement through the use of statistically validated data.
Maintain adherence to clinical performance measures by deploying real-time data within process models.
Flexible Microsoft technologies work well with existing computer systems and enable you to improve processes, better manage idle capacity, and communicate with staff in downstream and upstream departments, so you can realize benefits almost immediately.