The hospital needed concrete, automated live-data capture to drive accountability, increase transparency and improve productivity. TAGNOS’ patient flow solution was chosen because it offered flexible, robust, and interoperable software that could effortlessly interface with EHRs and other clinical systems and meet the hospital’s specific pain points.
Within 60 days, the clinical workflow solution was up and running, enabling the hospital to tag all patients with RFID-tracking wristbands that automatically capture data from the time of hospital check-in. The wristbands automatically capture key sequences in the OR workflow and seamlessly communicate with the TAGNOS software platform to provide a live stream of reliable and actionable data. This not only dramatically reduces the need for manual data entry, but also allows the hospital staff to effortlessly collaborate in real-time, saving precious minutes throughout the entirety of patient care. The hospital also opted to include displays for staff and patient’s families. The staff displays show patients’ statuses so the care team can quickly identify bottlenecks or prolonged wait times, and the visitor display lets family members track their loved ones through their care.
TAGNOS’ patient flow solution records, analyzes, and presents information at every point in the care process. It’s used for real-time data capture, timestamp recording, waste identification, and bottleneck detection to aid decision-makers as they prioritize improvements.
Since implementing TAGNOS’ patient flow solution, the hospital has eliminated the need to manually capture timestamps. Cycle times have significantly decreased throughout the various OR sequences. The platform also gives the hospital visibility into the time patients spend within each sequence, which it can now use for process improvement efforts related to operational workflows and patient experiences.
The statistics tell the story. In the course of 13 months, the hospital saw a 12.7% reduction in its overall cycle time — saving an average of 40 minutes from each case and over $1.6M per year — more than 11x the hospital’s investment. The hospital plans to use this cycle time reduction to increase its service capacity and continue to improve operational and clinical efficiency.
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For the hospital workforce, the use of TAGNOS’ Smart Interoperable technology increases the time they are able to spend at patients’ bedside, which can improve job satisfaction. The care team is able to focus on patient needs and care compliance — rather than wasting time manually inputting patient information.
Reduced wait and improved patient flow can also translate to better quality care experiences for patients. As competition for patients continues to increase among healthcare providers, TAGNOS provides a differentiator that puts patient and hospital needs at the forefront of care.