According to the company, the application also provides hospital administrators with information on enhancing operational efficiency, optimizing departmental revenue and improving healthcare delivery. The new tool evaluates space productivity by analyzing departmental physical configuration in relation to process improvements, financial indicators and staffing measures.
HealthSpace Advisor examines key performance indicators simultaneously, including the two highest cost elements – people and space – and analyzes hospital departments based on space configuration instead of less specific comparisons such as total bed number.
The company said that the application analyzes four key departments: emergency, intensive care, imaging and operating room/post anesthesia. It also provides written analysis, prepared by CSC healthcare experts experienced in improving operational performance and space planning. The tool encompasses information from a variety of sources, including proprietary databases, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s cost report and the American Hospital Directory.
Deward Watts, president of global healthcare sector at CSC, said: By combining carefully researched benchmarks, intuitive graphics and expert analysis, HealthSpace Advisor provides the best overall key performance space productivity assessment available today. This information will help hospital executives make management decisions that lead to accelerated improvements in efficiency.