ProModel, a provider of simulation software used in healthcare, pharmaceutical and aerospace organizations, launches a new patient flow optimization platform, FutureFlow Rx, according to a press release from ProModel. The platform provides clinical and management staff with the foresight to predict futures and the power to change them. Patient flow optimization can capture additional revenue by decreasing length of stay (LOS), lower costs by right sizing staffing and improve quality of care.
With six in ten U.S. hospitals functioning at operational capacity, patient flow optimization provides one of the most cost-effective ways to increase a hospital’s bottom line. ProModel offers a unified patient flow tool incorporating descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics.
The real-time dashboard suggests specific action plans the staff can use to increase discharges, reduce length of stay, and improve the health of patients. Using simulation technology developed and tested both in healthcare and logistics, FutureFlow Rx accurately simulates probable futures so hospital staff can make the best placement, discharge, and transfer decisions to optimize hospital operations, according to the press release.
“FutureFlow Rx provides a platform to help hospital staff optimize the patient stay experience by removing bottlenecks and improving ADT issue visibility,” commented Dan Hickman, chief technology officer at ProModel. “Simply providing data does not empower decision makers. In fact, sending too much data can cause clinical operations staff to ignore it altogether. Our patient flow optimization system delivers visual data all hospital staff can easily digest and use to make informed decisions.”
Patient flow optimization can increase quality of care, decrease wait times, right size staffing and increase revenue by helping clinicians deliver care at the right time in the right place, the release noted.