Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for more than 10 years has been good and highly valued solution for many industries, from manufacturing to distribution ones. And healthcare industry is no exception. This software can help improve operations with enhancements to profitability, productivity, expansion and all possible processes within certain industry. Hospitals and healthcare organizations could be interested in improving operational efficiencies, reducing inventory and labor costs and bettering communication and information flow among various departments thus providing correct and timely care. Unlike many conventional industries, missing or inaccurate information can cost people’s lives in the healthcare sector. All these problems can be avoided by implementing ERP system.
Patient database assists to receive, store and effectively operate all the necessary information concerning doctors, patients and employees.
Appointment scheduling system records the time, date and place of various patients’ medical examinations and also helps to plan subsequent tests and procedures.
Financial accounting system helps to gain the visibility of all financial processes within the organization, gives a possibility to strengthen financial discipline and plan the budget for next few years.
Doctor and patient workbench is a special fully automated platform with all the necessary schedules, calendars, past and future visiting dates and medical prescriptive used both by doctors and patients in order to facilitate their communication and treatment.
Patient billing system helps to operate the expenses and provide patients with the bills.
Front desk management program is a special module that assists the administrator control the processes of medical tests, doctors’ examinations, patients’ visits and many other things within the healthcare organization or hospital.
Synchronized reporting and automation system is a tool that helps to pull all the reports within one system together without forcing the employees to maintain documents separately and to merge them into one. The system can do it automatically.
Online information program is a system that presents both medics and patients with easily available data on healthcare features and services delivered and offers a possibility to meet global patients.
Equipment Maintenance System helps to operate the instrumentation used in various medical procedures and report rapidly about its condition, warranty or if something goes wrong.
Integration with other programs assists to exchange the data with other applications and systems.
The use of ERP software solution is considered to be necessary as it helps hospitals and healthcare organizations remain competitive and support their development, consolidations and acquisitions in the 21st century. With the help of ERP systems you can have a possibility to:
Streamline healthcare processes
Provide the patients with highly secure remote access to databases with the help of alternative devices
Reduce operational costs and do whatever possible in order to increase profitability
Improve patient care and withstand competition with other medical institutes
Utilize effective search facilities
Take advantage of simple centralized backup options.
CFO.com conducted a survey of 160 senior financial executives to gain insight on real world experiences with enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations. These experts shared their stories with the intent of preventing other businesses from making similar mistakes. As discussed in “ERP: Lessons from the Field,” posted by Chris Schmidt on CFO.com, here are three tips worth considering as you embark on your ERP implementation.
Choose a partner, not a provider: Deploying an ERP solution requires the expertise and support of a reputable software provider. This is a partnership and your provider should be experienced in your industry, understand your business needs, and guide you into finding a solution that matches those needs. You don’t want to be pressured into choosing the wrong ERP solution and you should never let providers push you into changing business processes to fit the software. Your ERP solution should work the way you work, not the other way around.
Choosing the right ERP solution: Many ERP platforms offer the ability to manage all of your business operations including finances, supply chain and inventory, manufacturing and distribution activities, and human resources and payroll processes. Several platforms offer tailored solutions for specific industry types such as retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, ecommerce, and others. Some solutions offer additional customizations to capture unique business processes or can integrate with add-on solutions that can provide additional value. A flexible ERP solution, such as Epicor® ERP, can stay aligned with your business as you experience growth. Be careful not to over-customize or choose a solution that offers more features than you really need. Adding unnecessary features or functions will cost more and can confuse users, leading to problems with data entry and use.
Change can be good but is often met with resistance: People can be accustomed to existing systems, even when they are inefficient. Involving a cross-section of representatives from the beginning of the process can build acceptance and support from the start. Initial training and periodic re-training can also reinforce the benefits of using ERP, such as improving productivity and profitability. Getting support from throughout your business can encourage greater user adoption and support.
Our implementation process starts with understanding your business processes compared to best practices in your industry for a company of your volume and niche. Process optimization cannot start without understanding the process first. We at Anand believe that customer should be focused more on their core competence than worrying about system stability. Hence our implementation process starts well before we first get on to the system and goes well beyond successful go-live. Our experienced team members engage with customers through every step of the process.