Does ERP integration make you competitive?

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) integration is often prescribed as the panacea for hospital HR and planning processes. ERP systems were originally developed to enable organizations to adapt to changes in the business environment. How well do they accomplish this task in hospitals today?ERP integration in hospitals faces two issues: Implementation problems Structural problems Implementation issues may not be evident initially but can show …

Hospital Supplier Management Basics

Managing the ordering and intake of medical supplies for a hospital can seem like a straightforward, albeit daunting, task. However, hospital supplier management is a specialized, important position. This job is crammed full of minute important details and entails a very specific responsibility: Make sure that the supplies are effective and available when they are needed, but spend as little money as …

3 Priorities in PeopleSoft Management

When it comes to PeopleSoft management, there’s an abundance of factors that can contribute to efficacy. While this software is built to be user friendly and filled with all the computing power and features that your hospital or healthcare facility needs, there are three areas that require constant attention for maximum proficiency. To optimize your utilization of PeopleSoft, Belmero looks at …

Cost Savings Opportunities in Hospital Supply Chain Management

The most successful Hospital Administrators and Operations Managers are constantly looking for cost savings opportunities when it comes to their Supply Chain Management. As this article in Hospital and Health Networks points out, “The economic downturn has given the supply chain renewed prominence, boosting it in many hospitals from the basement to the executive suite.” Hospitals and other organizations are realizing …

Hospital Financial Management Trends for 2014

The shift in healthcare reimbursement systems is challenging CFO’s and other fiscal decision makers to reevaluate financial management like never before.  Shorter patient stays and a growing emphasis on quality vs quantity of care are among the contributing factors. While the initial reaction of budget makers may be to just spend less across the board, a smarter approach is strategic …