ERP Systems - A world of Opportunities and Progress
( Jacob Williams, Managing Director, MEDAS )
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are information systems that integrate all core functions of an organization. This integration is implemented by connecting all processes of an organization’s various departments.
While ERP systems are important for any organization, they are crucial for healthcare organizations because human lives depend on their function. The utmost care must be taken during the implementation stage.
The critical point in the implementation phase of an ERP system in a healthcare organization is the selection of the most appropriate ERP system to manage the clinical, financial and inventory processes while seamlessly integrating them together.
ERP systems increase productivity significantly. With most healthcare operating costs considerably reduced through increased productivity, funds can be reallocated to other areas.
Clinical information is transmitted quickly and reliably and medical professionals can view medical records and other patient information on a computer screen. Inventory shortages will be minimized because the Purchasing Department has access to real-time updates through the system to see the current quantity of medical supplies and equipment to be able to restock without delay.