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Benefits of digital door displays in outpatient care settings

Author Ilari Laaksonen Mar 6, 2024 1:51:29 PM

Digital door displays have become increasingly popular in conference rooms over the past decade. These displays make it easy to see when and for whom a room is booked, and making new room bookings is a breeze. Did you know that similar door displays are also used in healthcare, especially in outpatient settings? In healthcare settings, digital door displays provide a variety of benefits, and I will explore four key benefits in more detail:

Topics: patient flow management Axel Planner Axel Encounter healthcare resource planning digitalization in healthcare door display
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Cut costs! 3 tips for cost savings in healthcare

Author Ilari Laaksonen Nov 1, 2023 4:15:53 PM

Public healthcare funding is facing challenges. In Finland, the Act on funding of wellbeing services counties makes the situation even more complicated for wellbeing services counties. In Sweden, inflation and rising interest rates have forced even the esteemed Karolinska Hospital to adjust its staff. Now is the time to cut costs, but how can it be done without compromising the quality of care? And how can Axel help healthcare organizations save even more?

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7 essential tips for healthcare organizations tendering new patient flow management solutions in Sweden

Author Dan Lind Oct 12, 2023 12:15:22 PM

In Sweden, the digital transformation of healthcare is gaining momentum, and patient flow management is a common denominator among the regional councils’ priorities. As healthcare organizations modernize their core systems, the tendering process for patient management can seem daunting. We’ve put together this short checklist that simplifies your journey, steering your organization towards a solution that not only boosts operational efficiency but also significantly improves patient experience.

Topics: patient flow management Axel solution Resource management patient experience healthcare resource planning digitalization in healthcare self-service solution
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Enhancing emergency operations through accurate reporting

Author Ilari Laaksonen Aug 31, 2023 10:26:45 AM

Automation and digitalization bring remarkable benefits and improvements to emergency services. They're not just elevating patient experiences and optimizing workflows but also saving invaluable time and resources. Can these advancements also contribute to crafting precise reports that push operational efficiency even further?

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How can healthcare organizations make the best use of digital tools?

Author Ilari Laaksonen Feb 17, 2023 9:38:44 AM

In many countries, healthcare organizations have hard times ahead because of the issues in their current healthcare systems. In Finland, there are significant problems in the overall patient flow management, which is painfully visible, for example, in joint emergency departments. According to the statistics of the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), emergency department visits in primary healthcare and joint emergency departments have increased by 10.1% and at the same time, the number of long-term clients in health centers has grown by over 21% from 2019 to 2021. These problems have a horizontal impact on the entire treatment chain from access to primary healthcare to finding follow-up treatment. 

Finland seeks to solve these problems by regulation. The treatment time guarantee will change in September 2023 when the waiting time will be reduced to 14 days and at the end of 2024 it will be reduced to 7 days. Access to primary healthcare plays a crucial role in solving the challenges of emergency departments, but it’s equally important to ensure patients’ smooth access to follow-up treatment to reduce the pressure on the overloaded emergency services. 

Topics: patient flow management patient experience healthcare resource planning healthcare service production digitalization in healthcare lead time
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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