More than ever, hospitals must deliver measurable improvements in quality, efficiency, care continuity and cost reduction. The pace and complexity of technology change makes definitive decisions around capital spending to support these improvements even more difficult.
St. Antonius Hospital, a leading interventional institution, has delivered exemplary patient care for decades. They are recognized for their longstanding commitment to continuously improving the quality and efficiency of their healthcare services. However, increasingly complex procedures, unpredictable demand, and growing patient waiting time prompted them to look for ways to make more impactful clinical and operational improvements in their interventional labs. When the time came to replace one of their existing labs, their goal was to invest in a solution that would help them 1) improve quality of care, 2) maximize workflow efficiency, and 3) drive staff and patient satisfaction.
Azurion is the new-generation image guided therapy platform from Philips. St. Antonius was among the first hospitals world-wide to install the Philips Azurion suite. They participated in a comprehensive study to evaluate the impact of the new platform and its clinical workflow on their department.
Study results were verified by NAMSA, an independent third-party expert on study design and analytics, and revealed that St. Antonius achieved statistically significant improvements in workflow using Azurion. Optimizing in-lab patient preparation time, procedure time and post-procedure lab time enabled the hospital to treat more patients and achieve greater staff and patient satisfaction.