Reduce admin and focus on patient care with efficient asset management
Hospitals house some of our community’s most vulnerable people, which is why it is critical that they are kept in peak condition.
Hospitals must be able to give the care and services required to meet the needs of patients, supporting their health, wellbeing and safety.
But that’s not an easy task.
Dealing with breakages and maintenance can be stressful and time-consuming, taking medical professionals away from their core role of looking after patients. The good news is there are simple and efficient ways to ensure that all assets and facilities are maintained and kept in tip-top shape to ensure the safety, comfort and well-being of those being cared for.
Help reduce admin with scheduling and automation
Managing assets doesn’t have to be tedious or time consuming with asset management software, which can help to boost staff efficiency by simplifying scheduling of projects, work orders and tasks.
The software enables hospital staff to simply view and schedule work orders, dispatch work to contractors for repair and maintenance, and track work progress from order to completion to make sure work is performed on time and to a high standard.
Asset management software creates a single source of truth for all asset information and can reduce admin load with automated processes. With automated maintenance scheduling less time is spent-consuming paperwork and scheduling for hospital staff, while increasing the reliability and service life of essential equipment and upkeep of facilities. Regular maintenance not only ensures that these assets are functioning correctly and are in peak condition to provide best care outcomes, but also helps to prevent costly and disruptive breakdowns.
From day-to-day operations to long-term asset planning, asset management software enables providers to look at the full cost and performance of every asset so resources can be put to best possible use. It can aid in understanding the maintenance expenditure required to ensure assets meet statutory compliance and performance obligations while making sustainable decisions about equipment to make sure they can continue to provide the best patient care effectively. It also helps providers understand the future costs of maintaining facilities at a granular level, resulting in more certainty and fewer surprises in unplanned capital and maintenance works.
With this technology, hospitals can keep track of the maintenance needs and costs of equipment, facilities and other physical assets as well as managing all types of contractor work including planned inspections, scheduled maintenance and reactive work to optimise work scheduling and utilisation. Better contractor management means hospitals have visibility into what work is assigned to contractors, when those contractors are coming on-site to complete the work, knowing that they’ve done the job, verifying that the job has been done properly and then issuing payment.
“Hospitals are already under a lot of strain. Our customers have benefited from using TechnologyOne’s Enterprise Asset Management solution to help them track and analyse asset usage and performance. They’re making decisions about when to replace equipment, repair it, or invest in new assets faster and are confident in their decision making because it’s backed by real-time, up-to-date data. This has been crucial for hospitals working with tight budgets and limited time,” said Vanessa Devine, Sales Director for Health & Community Service at TechnologyOne.
TechnologyOne’s Enterprise Asset Management enables hospitals to focus on better health outcomes for patients, reduce operating costs and wastage, and manage compliance through improved visibility, accuracy, and efficiency.