What other special features are there in the healthcare industry?
The healthcare industry encompasses a wide range of organizations, services and products in the healthcare sector. Here are some special features that may be relevant in the healthcare industry:
- Regulatory requirements: The healthcare business is often subject to strict legal and regulatory requirements. This includes, for example, the approval of medicines and medical devices, data protection regulations in the handling of patient data, compliance with health standards and guidelines, and reporting on quality and safety.
- Supply chain complexity: Supply chains in the healthcare sector can be particularly complex. From the procurement and production of medicines, to storage and distribution, to the supply of hospitals and pharmacies, strict regulations must be adhered to to ensure the quality and safety of the products.
- Interoperability of systems: In the healthcare industry, different systems and IT platforms often need to communicate with each other to ensure a smooth flow of information. This applies, for example, to the exchange of patient data between hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and insurance companies, as well as the integration of medical devices and electronic patient records.
- Clinical trials and drug safety: Conducting clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of drugs is an important aspect of healthcare. Companies must comply with strict regulations to comply with ethical standards and regulatory requirements when conducting studies.
- Patient-centered approach: In the healthcare sector, the focus is on the patient. It’s about improving the health and well-being of patients. The industry is increasingly focused on personalized medicine, where individual characteristics, genetic information, and preferences are taken into account to ensure optimal treatment.
These specificities make the healthcare industry a unique and demanding environment where technology, regulation and patient well-being are intertwined.
Connection of systems
SAP HealthCare systems are connected
Simplify management processes with higher quality performance, save on inventory, procurement, delivery costs, and human resources. Logistics costs cover between 15% and 25% of all hospital costs. There are considerable potential for optimization and savings. Significant savings can be achieved through an efficient design of the supplier structure, the product range and order processing.
In order to fully exploit the optimization potential, it is necessary to build competitive and performance-oriented IT structures. The flow of material, information, capital and its efficient management are the key parameters.
Connection of different systems such as .B:
- Hospital Information Systems (KIS)
Module supply and individual customer evaluations (also related to cost centres) via electronic order. Delivery notes, invoices, etc. with upstream master data harmonisation.