Low room utilization
On each day, clinics have varying teams and patient types to schedule into your available space. Scheduling too few patients results in low patient access, and too many results in frustratingly long workdays.
To keep things simple, clinic managers currently allocate a fixed number of designated rooms per Care Team.
Fixed room allocation has limited administrative burdens, but clinics feel it has limited patient access by not taking full advantage of your clinical space.
In particular, clinic managers observe that rooms are often empty or occupied by patients waiting to be seen, but lack accurate data to quantify it.
Clinic managers use Real-Time Location System (RTLS) to quantify productive room utilization.
On some days, productive room utilization is low due to clinician vacation or schedule changes.
On other days, all scheduled clinicians are present, but productive room utilization is still low.
Making the best use of space requires accurate simulation and prediction of the space needs of different patients and care teams.
Using Analytics, clinic managers are able to predict and simulate the optimal room allocation strategy. This enables clinics to make the best use of space and avoid workflow bottlenecks.
Workflow allows you to smoothly share rooms in real-time. This has boosted your clinic capacity by 20% without hiring additional support staff or building new clinic space.
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