The system has been implemented by MemorialCare in southern California. MemorialCare has taken the road to leading with technology very seriously and a few months ago I had an opportunity to share a portion of their quest by speaking with Dr. James Leo. You can read the content at the link below. I know this is cost related and some may get a bit tired of hearing about cost savings, but it is something on the minds of all hospitals today as there’s a real call to save operating costs with so many being in the red today, last count I read it was around 43% of the hospitals in the US are in the red. Right now it is important to have the software that can show real expenditures and create solutions in real time as things happen, and at hospitals, events, costs, etc. move very rapidly, as it is the human business, and thus changing to a proactive model from reactive is difficult and maybe not always possible in all areas of staffing to save money in healthcare. BD
Long Beach Memorial Center’s Conversion to Electronic Medical Records – Interview with Dr. James Leo
“API Healthcare builds its software completely on Microsoft server software and technologies and develops the software by using Microsoft development tools. If the company’s clients experienced issues, the previous support arrangement required API Healthcare to start with tier-one support.”
API Healthcare, the leading provider of human capital management solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced the availability of its new Business Analytics solution, a software application that provides hospitals and health systems with a centralized source for analyzing workforce information across the enterprise.
“The ability to access critical business information, such as projected overtime data, in real time and proactively respond takes business analytics to a new level,” said Scott Joslyn, senior vice president and CIO at MemorialCare, who has implemented API Healthcare’s Business Analytics solution.
API Healthcare’s Business Analytics enables executives to monitor enterprise operations and drill into detail as needed while managers can evaluate workforce information, identify cost-saving opportunities and take immediate corrective action for day-to-day activities. Data is presented in a user-defined graphical dashboard, allowing users to access high level overviews and then drill down to more detailed views where they can perform in-depth analyses, review historical trends and make staffing changes. For example, while reviewing overtime usage, a department manager is presented with the employees who have preventable overtime in the pay period and then can reassign the shifts as desired. Any modifications are automatically applied within the integrated applications, ensuring data consistency.