Having just successfully completed the end-to-end patients’ care automation for our 2,000 outpatients’ unit, we delivered 13 processes with Bizagi to improve patients’ registration and security for our 1,400 bed hospital.
Before implementing Bizagi BPMS, our legacy-based Hospital Information System (HIS) did not offer proper validation options during the registration leading to fraud and misinformation of patients. The system was also prone to user input errors, had no process support and a weak data consistency.
Migrating from the legacy platform to a new process oriented solution was a huge leap for our hospital. Bizagi built the bridge between the legacy and the BPM system. Powerful integration and web services together provide a wraparound layer which cleanses and validates the patient data fetched from the legacy HIS. Through intuitive workflow modeling, BPM accelerates data quality and compliance, be it for new patient on-boarding, biometric ID and reporting. A robust process for registering patients was established with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for the clerks and managers of the department. With the powerful process analytics tool, it is possible for the management to audit the activities performed by the clerks, analyze the trends and foresee the requirements of the medical city in ways never done before.
The focus currently is on two types of cases, Medical Card Exchange and New Registration; these include creation of 8 new cases for card exchange, per hour, per work station. As 10 work stations were set up around the hospital to swap the old for new cards, the hospital handled 400 to 600 Card Exchange cases per day. At the same time there is an average of over 600 Registration cases created each month.
From an organization perspective, the project has been a major success. A process oriented work culture was introduced and adopted at the Patient Affairs department. There is now more clarity about the tasks that are assigned to the clerks, while all stakeholders are more efficient and productive, as they handle less paperwork. In addition, all steps are achieved in a structured manner and there is more control and visibility over the whole operation, which leads to increased compliance with health care auditing policies.
In addition, the Bizagi system supports the continuous improvement and optimization of registration processes. Costs were also reduced by removing all mundane, manual activities and paperwork as well as introducing better ways of deploying resources and people.
New standardized processes, transparency, better control and easy access to all related information helps to deliver traceability and auditability at any stage required.
This resulted in the registration time reduced by 50%, human errors decreased by 80% and staff productivity increased by 60%.
In addition, both our hospital and the physicians qualify for recognition as high-quality care providers which leads to pay-for-performance. The BPM solution makes it relatively simple to submit large volumes of sample data showing that they meet established treatment performance thresholds.
Bizagi BPM helped Prince Sultan Military Medical City to become a flagship hospital in Saudi Arabia, often used as an example for delivering the highest quality patients’ care.