In order to meet their goals and objectives, hospice providers rely heavily on their team of dedicated clinicians. These professionals keep the wheels turning on a day-to-day basis with support from medical specialists and the administration team. Furthermore, to carry out their work efficiently, clinicians need the constant provision of medical supplies in order to provide quality patient care. Business solutions for hospice need to focus on both maintaining and increasing the productivity of clinicians, as well as ensuring the supply chain operates efficiently.
Key Business Priorities
Key business priorities of any hospice include:
Hospice clinicians must be able to make appropriate decisions, maintain the appropriate medical supplies for their patients and update patient records. To minimize the time spent on unproductive tasks, clinicians have three main concerns:
To monitor performance and gauge efficiency, hospice administrators need access to various reporting tools:
Web-based or cloud inventory management and control solutions offer several important advantages over traditional on-premise solutions. Most importantly, they can be accessed from anywhere. This means that clinicians don't need to waste time submitting paperwork and can concentrate on their primary function, that of caring for their patients. At the same time, administrators have immediate access to information and can keep their fingers on the organization's pulse. Concordance's uCommand® supply chain management software offers all of the above and more.
Several years ago SONO, a coalition of best in class hospice service providers was established by four visionaries who wanted to help professionals in this difficult industry meet the challenges they face every day. Helping the hospice industry – not just to survive, but to thrive – is the goal of this year’s Innovation in Hospice SONO Symposium....