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This module is required to allow retrieval of pertinent information to assess operational effectiveness. It should allow the investigation of physician utilization, revenue analysis, census comparison, FTE analysis and cost actual/budget comparative reports.
An Executive Information system is needed in order to offer Hospital executives and department managers a powerful management tool to gather and analyze information from throughout their health care network. Instantaneous information flow should enable decision makers at all levels to view integrated financial, clinical, and statistical information from all departments and facilities, in a consolidated manner.

 
The following has been extracted from a recent RFP. I've included it here for your reference. It may prove useful for anyone preparing such a document.
Please feel free to comment on this list, and propose any items that you think should have been included in this list. 

Executive Information ( Decision Support System , DSS )

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This module is required to allow retrieval of pertinent information to assess operational effectiveness. It should allow the investigation of physician utilization, revenue analysis, census comparison, FTE analysis and cost actual/budget comparative reports.
An Executive Information system is needed in order to offer Hospital executives and department managers a powerful management tool to gather and analyze information from throughout their health care network. Instantaneous information flow should enable decision makers at all levels to view integrated financial, clinical, and statistical information from all departments and facilities, in a consolidated manner.


>>> General
 
1   Consolidated information to form basis for decision making
2   Summary and detail information from throughout the Hospital
3   Historically trended information
4   Standard and individual reports
5   Comparative data and period analysis capabilities
6   Collection and display of financial and statistical information
7   Information included from a single or multiple departments
8   Drill down viewing capability from high level summaries to detail
9   Easy to use Report Generator , in tabular and graphic formats
10   Ability to analyze and report all data across the modules in the Hospital
11   Ability to map organizational structure of the Hospital into report viewing and queries
12   Business process modeling/templates built-in capabilities

>>> Standard Information
 
13   Registration
14   Patient management
15   Medical record
16   Order entry
17   Laboratory
18   Scheduling
19   Billing
20   Accounts Receivable
21   General Ledger
22   Accounts Payable
23   Payroll / Personnel
24   Materials Management
25   Pharmacy

>>> Additional Information
 
26   Historical Information. Administrative, financial , and patient care information from the last two years is automatically retrieved and loaded into the module.
27   Comparison with existing data to assist in budgeting and other decision-making analysis

>>> Additional Information
 
28   Facility administrators , department managers, and supervisors can view and access information specific to their locations or department.
29   Encapsulated report to be generated to selected decision makers, on regular basis

>>> Standard Views
 
30   Ability to define standard fields representing data elements from the department applications frequently requested by executives, managers, and administrators.
31   Ability to create user customized views
32   Ability to access information through popular browsers
33   Ability to interface with in-house electronic mail system
34   Ability to gather and analyze information at various summary levels and in different time periods
35   Ability to change the time scale on a view to quarterly, fiscal year or a range.
36   Provide Drill-down capabilities
37   Provide Breakdown options ( ex: admission broken down by physician )
38   View information is displayed in the time scale currently associated with the view.
39   Ability to view the net change and percent change in data values over the time period and display in tabular and graph form to clarify trends
40   Information from one time period is compared to prior data in another time period.
41   Ability to view the net change and percent change in data values between two time periods

>>> Data Display Options
 
42   Ascending order
43   Descending order
44   Value
45   Net change
46   Name
47   Percent change
48   Graphical display of entities, business units, organizational units departments, employees
49   Graphical editor tool for structuring organizational connections
50   Hierarchical connections between organizational groups , external processes, sources and systems
51   Linkage of business procedures with organizational groups or individuals
52   Linkage of manual processes, external process/systems with groups or individuals

>>> Business Procedure Modeling
 
53   Display of required process steps that the system must execute to complete procedures
54   Tool to select a singular process workflow
55   Tool to select multiple processes, using ‘and, or ,exclusive or ‘ operands
56   Automatic referential integrity check for enforcing procedural controls and process rules

>>> Information Analysis and Reporting
 
57   Pre-configures executive summary report series
58   Ad hoc query and reporting
59   Report generation scheduling for report generation and distribution
60   User defined objectives/targets
61   User defined calculations
62   Dynamic addition of calculations during analysis
63   Monitor actual performance against objectives/targets
64   Exception reporting based on user defined criteria/filters
65   Reporting displays/windows
66   Database browse
67   Multi-dimensional reporting matrix for changing dimensions
68   Add a database dimension with a crosstab that groups dimensions together
69   Save reporting version with user-defined formatting, filtering, ranking
70   User defined application linkages to report
71   Refresh data with user-defined frequencies to update information
72   Re-usable report components for creating new reports
73   Presentation-quality formatting tools

>>> Data Repository
 
74   Maintain basic data models
75   Inclusion of data and the inter-relationship details, regardless of data formats
76   Includes DDL ( data description/definition language) for importing, editing, printing and generating DBMS data structures
77   Common relational model for sharing data across multiple databases
78   Interface to system management or network configurator for automatic job execution

>>> Security Measures
 
79   Provide security checks to verify, restrict, and track users and protect sensitive information
80   Password based
81   Audit trail reports
82   ‘View Only’ access
83   Restrict users to specific data fields

>>> User Data Access
 
84   Graphical Inquiry Development
85   Interactive graphical display environment
86   Template based inquiries
87   Analysis design options for identifying exceptions/ opportunities
88   Ranking and filtering criteria
89   Analysis design coaching

>>> Work-Load Measurement
 
90   Ability to measure the volume of activity provided by a specific service in terms of a standardized unit of productive personnel time
91   Define unit of activity as : - a) Procedure b) Attendance Day c) Non-client care activity


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 October 2008 01:11 )  

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