Healthcare organizations must find ways to utilize their scarce resources as optimally as possible. At the same time, they must provide their patients with the best possible care. Axel Planner helps organizations optimize the use of their rooms and resources and provides better visibility to operations. When the planning functions of an organization are combined into one system, it's possible to utilize room and personnel resources more efficiently and diversely. The amount of manual work is also reduced.
Planner automates and optimizes the scheduling and room assignments of outpatient units and improves the room utilization rate. It also helps in guiding patients to the right locations dynamically, based on room and resource assignments.
Planner's user-friendly functions and clever automation help professionals carry out their tasks smoothly and efficiently. Patient guidance is based on room assignments, so patients will always find up-to-the-minute visit details or guidance on their smartphones or on the kiosk screen.
When the room assignments and scheduling of consulting hours are done automatically, healthcare professionals can focus on more meaningful tasks. The automation algorithm utilizes facilities more efficiently than humans, so the resulting plan usually needs very little finetuning.
Planner tools are versatile and adapt to many different needs. Even unexpected changes or space needs can be easily incorporated into the plans. With Planner, healthcare organizations can use their facilities and resources more efficiently, allowing professionals to help more patients.
Axel Planner helps healthcare professionals get rid of paper calendars, Excel sheets, and other manual scheduling and coordination systems. Planner knows exactly what kind of activities are planned for the organization's consulting hours, where they are located, and when they will start and end. All the staff members know where their colleagues work at a given time.
With Axel Planner, scheduling all the resources of an organization is effortless. Efficient capacity planning can be done based on the organization's needs. It's also possible to plan the content of consulting hours and make sure that suitable facilities and devices are available for all professionals. Planning templates allow scheduling consulting hours for multiple weeks at a time, which saves time for other work. The consulting hours can be linked to room bookings and integrated with other systems. It's also possible to import consulting hours automatically from a backend system to Planner.
Automated room assignment utilizes an efficient algorithm when placing consulting hours, which are either imported to Planner or created there, into suitable rooms. Room bookings are done for a certain planning period based on a set of predefined optimization rules. In future plans, the algorithm will also take into account eventual updates done by a human user.
The room monitoring tool makes it easy to search for free rooms and to monitor the booking status of all the rooms in an organization in real-time. Rooms can be booked with one mouse click and switching rooms is also easy – Axel will guide the patients to the correct room automatically.
Watch our short animation to learn how Axel Planner enhances healthcare resource planning and optimizes the use of rooms and resources.
Would you like to know how room planning works in practice and how the room utilization rate can be increased with automated room optimization?
Watch our case video to learn how Axel Planner is used in the New Children's Hospital in Helsinki.
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Axel Health brings healthcare professionals an intuitive suite of digital tools to enhance healthcare service production.
Planner integrates seamlessly with Encounter’s self check-in functions and enables dynamic patient guidance. Patient flow management and patient guidance adapt seamlessly to plans done in Planner.
When the consulting hours have been scheduled and linked to resources and rooms in Planner, Encounter guides the healthcare professionals. Encounter knows where the consulting hours are planned and can automatically suggest a suitable room for the professional to call patients in.
We have years of experience in optimizing the operations of healthcare organizations and in solving their challenges. No matter whether we work with a private clinic, a health center, a university hospital, an entire wellbeing services county, or some other healthcare provider, the final solution always matches the needs of our customers.
Our service model contains all the required devices delivered and installed onsite. The service contains devices, servers, integrations, support, maintenance, and new versions of the applications. Axel can be installed onsite or as a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution.
Axel is a modular solution that can be easily integrated with other systems. Systems that are typically integrated with Axel are patient management systems, radiology and laboratory information systems, and various web-based appointment scheduling systems, but we also do other integrations based on our customers’ needs.
We cooperate with other providers and customers' IT and admin staff to set up well-functioning procedures, configurations, and processes.