Superior Enterprise Management with Centralized Control

Superior Enterprise Management Starts with Centralized Control

HIT Consultant Media closed the year by conducting a study that surveyed healthcare executives on their predictions and trends for 2021. Of those findings, smart hospitals and centralization were top of mind as health systems work to re-build a sustainable model that scales.

Scalability is not the only priority. During CBORD’s recent State of Healthcare webinar, nearly 45% of attendees stated cost management a leading priority. It’s apparent that as we move forward, creating adaptive, lean operations will help hospitals and health systems that have, according to an America Hospital Association report, lost an estimated $323.1 billion in 2020 due to the immense financial strain of the pandemic.

Times of crisis often shine a light on areas that need improvement, and it’s clear that a lack of scalability and centralization in a post-COVID-19 world is no longer an option. In fact, gaining centralized control should be a priority as it will help you drive operational efficiency and labor savings, reduce costs, improve patient safety, and standardize across your health system to ensure consistency and compliance.

Here are three things you should consider when evaluating enterprise management tools to drive centralized control.

Cost Management

It’s a topic at the forefront of many operators’ minds, and your enterprise solution should have built-in tools that help you control costs. Having enterprise purchasing control is key to driving cost savings. This helps you to drive volume purchasing across your organization, allowing you to maximize rebates and reduce SKUs.

Increase Safety

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is patient driven, which means your care delivery model must embrace those various needs and preferences. Integrating a tool that not only helps you standardize workflows but offers personalization, safety, and consistency is a vital part of enhancing the patron experience in each segment of your enterprise.

Patient feeding is complex but selecting a tool that allows your sites to choose from one set of accepted and approved procedures will help you maintain compliance. Ensure your enterprise management tool also helps you meet individual nutrition requirements for each meal.

Centralize Control

Having the ability to centrally control your health system enables you to standardize your food service operations. Seek an enterprise management tool that will help you create an integrated patient meal service and back-of-house food service operation, which is essential to maximizing efficiencies. Centralization not only helps you to enforce standards, but drives improved quality of care, consistent outcomes, and seamlessly shares data in real time at each of your locations.

In 2021, it’s apparent that moving your food and nutrition department to a single integrated solution for enterprise management is the strategy of choice.

For more information about the benefits of centralized control, access our webinar, “Deliver Superior Food & Nutrition Services with Centralized Control.”

Learn more about CBORD’s cloud-based enterprise food and nutrition management solution, NetMenu.

 

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