Epworth Healthcare has deployed TechnologyOne’s OneHealth software across its eight hospitals in Victoria.
The vendor said the not-for-profit healthcare group was using a number of inconsistent paper and computer-based systems to manage 10, 000 assets worth more than $1 billion. The operator said it was able to open two new hospitals without hiring additional facilities management staff.
The OneHealth software provides healthcare providers with a system to manage financials, supply chain, assets, payments, governance, risk management, planning and budgeting.
Epworth Group engineering and facilities manager, Neil Caughey, said the provider had been able to get consistency across the whole facilities group in terms of corrective and preventative maintenance as well as asset compliance.
“We have an obligation to ensure that every single asset performs the way it should, and that the asset is safe to use. TechnologyOne has given us visibility across that process and consistency. We’re now all working off the same maintenance schedules.”
The hospital said it deployed Web-based work requests to many staff, including nurses stations, allowing all staff to directly raise work requests to streamline processes. As a result, Epworth said it is now managing up to 1000 work orders a week.
Epworth is also using the OneHealth solution to manage its $50 million worth of biomedical assets and help its biomedical department develop treatments and services for patients.