Healthcare delivery is becoming more coordinated, collaborative and centered on the patient. Healthcare providers are growing in size, complexity and operating multitude of capabilities. As such, they are focusing on the strategies and technologies that reduce costs and enable the organization evolve new operating models to scale, bring together, and leverage financial and clinical information to drive performance and quality.
Healthcare stands to derive the greatest benefit from the seamless capture and transmission of data. IT systems can be employed to digitally model medical, nursing, and administrative processes – not just as an end in itself but to cut costs, accelerate workflows, and improve care.
Healthcare leaders worldwide are confronted with a myriad of challenges that is transforming the industry with new models of care delivery and payment. These forces include:
The healthcare provider market consumes a wide and expanding array of solution segments. The solution map details the broader solution areas (foundational; corporate and institutional administration; revenue cycle; core care delivery; ancillary care delivery; and mobility) that contain individual solutions. The figure below details the healthcare providers' solution map.
Today, healthcare provision is primarily organized centrally, and is concentrated on the provider. Moving forward, the focus will be much more on the individual. Both organization and treatment will be geared more strongly to patients’ personal needs. In addition, with digital communication tools and remote monitoring technologies, it will be possible to treat patients in their homes - cutting costs and improving quality of life. Healthcare providers who currently operate in isolation, and store patients’ data in their local, siloed IT systems, will increasingly share information and insights. In the future, seamless data exchange and secure direct communications with patients and healthcare providers will avoid the duplication of tests and examinations. This, too, will save time and improve the quality of care.
This is where SAP for Healthcare might fit Solutions comes into the picture. SAP Healthcare Solutions help to transform patient care and enable you to deliver personalized, cost-effective care. Our solutions cover everything from healthcare analytics and electronic medical records (EMR) to health information exchange (HIE) and beyond. You harness leading technologies to build effective information systems, practice evidence-based medicine – and improve the overall patient experience.
SAP’s End to End Solutions for the Healthcare organizations deliver high – value care and the personalized experience expected by today’s healthcare consumers, all while achieving operational experience. The SAP solutions connect processes in the healthcare industry by integrating horizontal lines of business with healthcare solutions on premise, in the cloud, and through mobile devices.
SAP solutions provide real time access to relevant information at the point of care, enable information exchange among patients and care providers, and establish full visibility and transparency of operational support. These help customers with
Major Benefits of SAP solutions are that they help healthcare organizations deliver high quality, cost effective care through:
Healthcare providers face stiff competition and mounting cost pressure. An effective hospital information system (HIS) such as SAP® creates the ideal basis for integrated workflows and data sharing, and eases the pressure on internal resources. It reduces the workload for physicians and nursing staff, makes processes leaner, improves quality of care and can be linked optimally with other SAP systems. Both medical and administrative processes have become more complex in recent years. SAP platform modules help to cut the associated costs by providing
comprehensive digital support for patient management, financial accounting, logistics and HR management. The result is an end-to-end process chain that enables the timely invoicing of services and the effective monitoring of financial resources. i.s.h.med® from Siemens is a powerful, global hospital information System (HIS) that is already integrated into the SAP platform, forming an ideal combination.
Healthcare has been, is and will for the near future increasingly be a multi-vendor-dominated industry for its core needs. Many Healthcare providers have begun or completed at least the first phase of implementing their enterprise healthcare systems, and most vendors are using an 80/20 out-of-the-box implementation plan. Vendors developing, marketing and selling healthcare solutions for local geographies are facing increased competition from larger companies that compete internationally. Some aspects to consider are: