Optimizing the patient’s journey through the health system.
Patient-centered processes and technology independent of operational silos are key components to helping bottom lines in both the volume and value worlds. By building well-integrated, purpose-built systems aimed at increasing operational efficiencies, we can help organizations increase efficiency and patient throughput in the healthcare environment of today and tomorrow.
U.S. health systems face immense pressure to operate efficiently. Just to keep their balance sheets in check and doors open, hospitals need to improve productivity faster than the rest of the economy.1 This pressure leads many organizations to change their operational strategies, both tactically and philosophically.
Bryan Medical Center developed a way to utilize a central staffing office and a Cerner solution to meet staffing demands and ensure it always has the right amount of personnel working.
A new command center, CareAware Patient Flow® and Clairvia® helped AU Health improve operation collaborations, nursing resources, and overcome challenges of tracking capacity.
Cerner Command Center culminates people, processes, and technology into a single centralized physical space to execute collaborative decision-making and workflows facilitating the improvement of patient throughput.
Better patient outcomes occur when you have the right care giver, in the right place, at the right time. Cerner delivers automated and intelligent workforce management solutions for health care organizations to provide the best care at the lowest cost.
Cerner’s Capacity Management solutions provide transparency and alignment of assets (staff, patients and equipment) at the right time and right place to improve patient throughput, efficiency, productivity, and outcomes.
Cerner automates bed management processes, the biggest driver of patient throughput in an organization, an enormous cost/opportunity, and one of the largest pain points for patients and organizations. Bed management is dynamic and plays a huge role in management and visibility of demand so Cerner integrates CareAware Patient Flow™ into ED’s Cerner Emergency Medicine revealing inpatient bed assignments.
Cerner is able to leverage workforce intelligence to analyze data from multiple streams (Electronic Health Record, Admit Discharge Transfer data, Human Resources, and others), to objectively project demand for staff based on individual patient condition and also assign the most competent caregiver.
Location awareness for patients, providers, and equipment through real time location services (RTLS) tagging helps to quickly identify location of items and improve management of assets through sensory technology.
Transitions of care within acute care and post-acute venues is augmented with analytics, technology, care team alignment, and broad visibility to data. Many Cerner solutions contribute to improved transitions of care processes, including care team tools such as digital unit dashboards, bed management system, APACHE Outcomes, newly optimized clinical workflows for discharge, and most appropriate post-acute placement.