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Ilari Laaksonen

CEO, Axel Health

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The ABC of optimization in healthcare service production

Author Ilari Laaksonen Oct 19, 2022 3:01:38 PM

Do you know what computers are good at? Computing. Do you know what optimization is? A mathematical problem. 

Healthcare service production requires careful planning, and the larger the unit sizes become, the larger is the planning effort required. What does it take to produce efficient healthcare services? In simple terms, patients and professionals need to encounter in the same location – and this location also needs to offer the equipment and materials required, no matter if they’re related to diagnostics, care, or medication.

Topics: Patient flow management Resource management Axel Planner optimization healthcare resource planning healthcare service production
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Tips and tricks for healthcare: How to avoid pitfalls in healthcare IT projects

Author Ilari Laaksonen Nov 18, 2021 10:51:22 AM

Almost on a daily basis, we get to read about failed healthcare IT projects in various media. The problem is global. However, the actual software solution provider may not always be the one to blame ‒  instead, the reason may lie in the fact that the healthcare organization doesn’t really know what it is acquiring.

Topics: Patient flow management digitalization in healthcare healthcare IT projects
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Four excellent reasons to replace Excel in healthcare resource management

Author Ilari Laaksonen Jul 14, 2021 12:38:31 PM

Shift.xlsx, annual plan.xls, resource planning Excel, mighty Excel, smart Excel... The world revolves around spreadsheets. These magical inventions are the primary planning tools in almost every organization. Why? Let’s take a closer look at where Excel works well, and the areas where it’s about time to give up using it for efficient healthcare resource management.

Topics: Resource management Axel Planner optimization healthcare resource planning healthcare service production
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Benefits of patient flow management in numbers, part 3

Author Ilari Laaksonen May 4, 2021 9:47:49 AM

In my previous blog posts, I wrote about the benefits of patient flow management in terms of numbers. In part 1, I focused on the benefits of self service at the front desk and in part 2 I discussed the benefits from the healthcare units' perspective.

Topics: Patient flow management Self service Axel Encounter self-service solution
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Tips and tricks for healthcare: How to avoid unnecessary interactions during pandemic

Author Ilari Laaksonen Mar 3, 2021 12:08:21 PM

In healthcare, one of the biggest challenges has always been the organization of diagnostics and treatment of contagious diseases in hospitals and health centers. It’s effective to focus complex healthcare actions requiring a lot of professionals and equipment under one roof. At the same time, because of this way of organizing, a large number of people having an infectious disease, such as influenza or Covid-19, may be sitting in the same waiting room. In that room, one patient can expose many other people to the disease, although a health center should be a place to seek cure for illnesses, not the other way around.

Topics: Patient flow management Mobile check-in digitalization in healthcare remote appointments
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The key elements of a positive patient experience

Author Ilari Laaksonen Jan 25, 2021 1:29:35 PM

Patient experience describes an individual’s experience of their issue, whether it is an illness or an accident, and how healthcare treats that problem. Over the past ten years, many organizations have launched and completed projects to improve the overall patient experience.

Topics: Patient flow management Self service Axel Planner Axel Encounter Patient experience healthcare service production digitalization in healthcare patient path