For healthcare facilities, the number one priority of all staff members is the well-being of their patients. Outside of hands-on healthcare, the health of your facility also plays a significant role in the experience your patients have during their stay, as well as the efficiency of healthcare and facilities workers. By leveraging digital workplace and asset management solutions like Intra, your healthcare facility will expedite the digital transformation process, opening the door to an entirely new set of resources for patients and staff to utilize. Here, our team of healthcare logistics software specialists at SCLogic discusses how operations management software can help you improve patient care, expedite tasks within your facility, and automate workflows to save your healthcare facility time and money.
Why Does Facilities Management Matter in Healthcare?
When you think of healthcare facilities, the first thing that comes to mind is likely front-line staff working tirelessly to assist patients to the best of their ability. First, we want to tip our hats to the front-line healthcare workers, and we are inspired by you every day. However, an often-overlooked area within healthcare is operations management, which plays an essential role in the well-being of your facility. Did you know that 40% of new real estate transactions are for medical facilities, up from just 2% a decade ago? When building, leasing, or otherwise occupying a new medical facility, ensuring that you have the resources for facility efficiency is key.
Additionally, healthcare mergers and acquisitions have increased by 32%, requiring healthcare organizations re-work and adapt to new spaces. Unfortunately, many healthcare facilities are overwhelmed with time-sensitive projects and unsure where to start; that’s where we come in. By fostering a culture of innovation within your facility, you can implement operations software like Intra with ease. Through asset maintenance, courier tracking, workplace management services, and more, it’s time to enter a new era of healthcare technology.
Asset Management for An Optimized Healthcare Facility
One of the best ways to improve care from a facility’s standpoint is through asset maintenance. Frequently, and to no fault of their own, healthcare workers are bogged down by tedious tasks, such as fixing a piece of broken equipment or tracking down missing assets within the facility. This leads to increased patient wait times and a stressful situation for staff as they struggle to share assets across their facility. Additionally, having staff work reactively in fixing equipment and other assets results in longer downtime and higher repair costs.
By implementing healthcare facilities software like Intra, you have automation tools and asset organization at your fingertips. Create a configurable asset management system that fits your facility’s needs so doctors, nurses, and hospital staff can access the assets they need when needed. Additionally, you can automate equipment maintenance by assigning lifecycle statuses, mean time to repair, mean time between failure, and reminders for asset audits to ensure that assets are in top shape. As a result, you not only have the confidence of knowing your assets are working correctly but can save a significant amount of money by not having to replace lost assets or overordering stock.
Courier Tracking for Lab Samples & Organ Transfers
I bet you didn’t see that coming, did you? When we say we specialize in tracking, we mean it. Our goal at SCLogic was to develop configurable workgroups that catered to the pain points of our most served industries. For healthcare, this meant finding ways to improve security, organization, and communication for significant transfers, such as lab samples and organs. These transfers must be made with minimal disruption and transferred with specific requirements. With Intra, you can configure specific forms for couriers to manage temperature, storage, and more for transfers. Additionally, managers and directors comprehensively view the chain of custody with customizable tracking approvals and signatures at required stops. With healthcare transfers, communication and organization are vital, and we’ve prioritized a collaborative software solution to ensure the safety of all transfers.
Healthcare Facility Asset Data & Compliance Standards
Two things are vital for healthcare facility success – data and compliance. By now, you know that data is an integral part of success for healthcare facilities across the globe, and it’s easy to see why. Investing in tools that prioritize automation and analytics allows doctors, nurses, and staff to focus on what is most important, their patients. With outdated or minimal software, asset data for healthcare facilities is scarce and can lead to excessive costs and frustration for patients and staff alike. For example, monitoring asset health for electricity, heating and cooling, and hospital equipment regularly is essential, and having data on which areas of the hospital may be suffering from additional breakdowns, HVAC, or electricity issues may help you discover a more significant problem that wouldn’t have been possible to find without detailed analytics reports.
Last but certainly not least, the topic everyone must follow but no one wants to discuss, is compliance. Healthcare compliance is one of the most time-consuming and complex to follow, but upholding high standards for your healthcare facility or system is a must. Not only was Intra created with security at the forefront to help prevent data breaches, but our workgroups also offer solutions that guide you through the compliance process with ease. Our Asset Logistics Workgroup assists with asset disposal processes, which is huge for medical waste disposal. Standardize your waste disposal procedures, and harness relevant data to record a history of maintaining compliance.
Automate Your Healthcare Facility Operations with SCLogic
When beginning the digital transformation process for your healthcare facility, knowing which solution to implement can be challenging. With thousands of healthcare operations platforms on the market, what makes SCLogic different? Outside of having over twenty-five years of experience working with healthcare facilities, we are change drivers, creating software that provides AI solutions and automations while fostering human connections. Intra is not a one-and-done implementation. We help mold our software into the perfect solution for your team, working with you every step along the way. To learn more about our healthcare workgroups, email [email protected] or schedule a demo with one of our team members today.