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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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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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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
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Excel is dead, long live Axel!

Author Ilari Laaksonen Jul 12, 2020 9:26:02 AM

Excel is used for various purposes in business processes all around the world. This classic solution is very flexible, but it can also become an extremely tedious tool to use - at the latest when the company grows. In many healthcare organizations, resource planning is usually run on Excel. Is this really the most efficient way to do this important planning work or would there be other options?

Topics: Resource management Axel Planner optimization healthcare resource planning healthcare service production digitalization in healthcare
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10 methods to enhance treatment experience with automation

Author Ilari Laaksonen Jul 12, 2020 8:58:12 AM

The idea of digitalization, automation and self-service solutions is to reduce employee's workload and routine tasks and to allow them to focus on more meaningful work. Especially in the healthcare sector, there is a clear need for automation - the main task of healthcare personnel is to care for patients and to spend as little time as possible on non-essential bureaucracy and paperwork.

Topics: Patient flow management Self service Resource management Axel Planner Mobile check-in Axel Encounter Patient experience optimization healthcare resource planning healthcare service production digitalization in healthcare payment automation self-service solution