Arun Joseph Varghese on July 1, 2021
A Hospital Management System is an automated system that manages the needs of hospitals. It aims to provide seamless and efficient management of a hospital's resources. The benefits for stakeholders are many, including improved patient care, better staff efficiency, increased revenue generation as well as enhanced business processes. This blog post will discuss how Hospital Management Systems can help your organization in these areas.
But before looking into the real benefits of stakeholders, let's see why HMS is important. Accurate information is the lifeblood of successful Hospitals or clinics. Without accurate data to analyze, you can't make sound decisions about how to diagnose and treat a patient. Availability of ready-to-use data/information from various departments of the hospital helps in providing better treatment as well as increased productivity.
This also helps management to focus on building a quality marketing strategy and insights on how much inventory to carry, or even what products and services to offer. And here comes the role of Hospital Management Systems. These accurate data help us in many ways. Some of which are mentioned below.
Patient care is at the heart of clinical practice. And as such, it's vitally important that you are able to capture accurate information about your patients. This will help to ensure that they get the best possible care and service from you and your staff, and also helps to build trust with any patient who might be apprehensive about visiting a new doctor or office for the very first time.
The HMS system will help your hospital provide better communication and coordination of patient care. It includes features like EMR integration, lab report management, medication reconciliation, clinical documentation improvement, and more.
The old ways of communicating between staff members are slow and inefficient. In addition to this communication, the lag time can lead to potentially life-threatening mistakes in inpatient care. It also leads to a poor user experience for patients who often have difficulty finding out information about their own appointments or medical records.
With accurate data collected it is easy for the doctors to analyze a patient's details precisely which helps in better treatment and thereby a better experience for the patients. This further helps in research purposes in the future.
With the right software, you can have a clear overview of your company's financial status and make informed decisions about how to grow your business. You'll be able to see where money is coming in and going out, what expenses are necessary for your success, and which areas need improvement.
Now let us look into how these important features of hospital management software are useful for the most important stakeholders of a hospital or clinic. A stakeholder is anyone who has an interest or is benefited by the hospital or clinic, it includes the owners, suppliers, employees, and also the patients. Let us go through some of the questions that may come into your mind regarding how HMS would benefit the most important stakeholders of your hospital or clinic.
Patients are the most important stakeholders of any hospital or Clinic. Nowadays hospitals are struggling to keep up with the demands of an aging population, new technologies, and evolving patient expectations.
HMS aids hospitals to become more efficient so they can focus on what matters most - their patients' health outcomes. A better-treated patient is always likely to visit the hospital again if the service provided is acceptable and reliable for them.
Easy appointment scheduling by the online platform helps patients to escape from the long queues which occur usually in the hospital. Patients can easily fix an appointment according to his/her availability.
The pre-recorded health conditions of the patient help the doctor to get an overview of the patient before the consultation itself. This not only saves time but also makes doctors aware of the present and past biological condition of the patient.
HMS streamlines the whole workflow of the hospital or clinic and ensures clear and error-free transmission of information throughout the hospital. It’s not just about communication, it’s also about coordination. With our system, you can assign tasks to staff members with ease, even if they are on different floors or departments.
HMS does the medicine prescription through an electronic prescription system that allows doctors to electronically prescribe medication from any location, including home offices and other remote locations.
Insurance claim payments are often delayed due to the complexity of the process, which can lead to employee frustration and lost productivity. Patients can quickly manage their billing and insurance policies with the help of a Hospital Management System with reduced tension.
HMS helps hospitals improve communication with patients by sending notifications and reminders after discharge. The prime goal of any clinic or hospital is to provide excellent treatment and thereafter to take care of them in order to prevent the same disease.
Read more about designing patient-centric workflows within your practice.
Doctors are the next most important stakeholder of a hospital. It is always advisable to keep doctors stress-free in order to diagnose a patient correctly. More stress makes them less productive. Here comes the role of HMS that helps them to be more focused and stress-free.
Click here to read more on boosting doctor satisfaction and productivity at your practice.
The average workload of a nurse is something really higher than it seems. Handling hundreds of patients in a single shift and the following days until discharged is really a hurdle. Shortage of staff, tight scheduling, long working hours resulting in burnout are already stressful while they are loaded with extra tasks of patient data entry, explaining insurance claim possibilities, etc to the patients.
The HMS provides a fully integrated suite of mobile apps that allow nurses to complete every task electronically using tablets or smartphones instead of paper documentation which are tiresome and time-consuming. It also helps to handle tasks and organize them much more efficiently and automate much of the work, leaving them more time to focus on patient care.
It is always a good idea to consider what nurses expect from HMS or EMR before you choose your hospital or clinic. Click here to learn more.
Front office managers are responsible for many different tasks and need to be organized with an efficient workflow in order to maximize their efficiency. They need to manage multiple tasks at once while making sure that patients are being seen in a timely manner.
Click here to read more about the struggles of front office managers and how Hospital management software can help.
From the perspective of the CEO, every business must be a successful one and should be able to drive revenue from it. They nurture their goals with growth-driven levers like revenue, profitability along value to customers. Hospital management software helps to lay down a series of automated quality workflow streams which are easy to manage and through which a CEO can turn his vision into a reality. HMS does this job successfully. Hospital Management Systems provide a hassle-free environment to run and monitor the growth of the hospital/clinic, boost profits and modernize.
Read more about what CEO expects from HMS
In conclusion, let's also discuss the benefits that Insta by Practo’s hospital management software offers to the stakeholders to help you offer better service through modernized practice and productive and efficient caregivers.
Insta HMS is a comprehensive HMS tool that provides modules that enable accurate capture of data from various departments and provide consolidated reports through integration. Insta offers features like patient registration and tracking, physician scheduling, health record management, lab results tracking, etc., with a focus on improving efficiency across all areas of your hospital or clinic's operations.
With Insta HMS software you can manage patients' appointments more effectively, track doctors’ schedules accurately, monitor the status of lab tests so as to prevent delays in treatment options, ensure better communication between different departments within your organization, and receive better feedback from patients about their satisfaction levels.
Click here to read in detail how hospital management software is beneficial and how it impacts the efficiency and productivity of its different stakeholders.
Click here to get a free demo and learn more about Insta’s HMS.
July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021