Having a detailed insight into exactly how each technician works gives a manager the power to help them get more from their time. SynergyTrak puts this information at your fingertips, allowing even the most time consuming stages of the process to be streamlined so everyone works as effectively as possible.
SynergyTrak provides you so much data on the technicians in your sterile processing department that you will be able to work out exactly who is best at every task. With this information, these technicians can then use their knowledge to train others. This sharing of experience will increase the abilities of your team as well as boosting the confidence of those within it.
The sharing of information and skills that SynergyTrak allows will improve efficiency across your sterile processing department. With everyone working faster, fewer backlogs of work will build up. The knock-on effect of this will be a reduction in overtime costs, making it easier to work within your budget.
We helped the Royal London Hospital to reduce costs
The UK’s Royal London Hospital saw a 16% increase in the productivity of its central sterile team after adopting SynergyTrak. Overtime was reduced by 64%, and the department was able to move away from 24 hour production schedule. Our services also freed-up 40% of the sterile processing team, allowing them to be moved to other jobs within the hospital.
Our service allows you to work closely with your Operating Room (OR), matching surgical instrument processing to their schedule. People from each department will be able to share information, making sure that everyone is more informed about which instruments are available at any time. This allows items such as trauma trays to be prioritized so that they are always available.
With detailed information about the time it takes to process instruments, managers can plan how to use quiet periods most effectively. Backlogs of low priority instruments can be cleared, making sure that everything is ready when it is needed. At all times, automated prioritization ensures technicians process the most important trays first.
We helped Redbridge Havering Barking Hospital to improve its service times
We worked with the UK’s Redbridge Havering Barking Hospital to cut their processing cycle by five hours, a reduction of 33%. This met the service levels agreed with the hospital’s OR and cut late deliveries by 88%.
SynergyTrak helps you to keep tabs on every step of the sterilization process, making sure that each vital procedure is being done properly. Whether you are looking at maintenance, condition of instruments or the speed of the process as a whole, SynergyTrak will be there at every stage to give you the information you need to continuously improve your performance.
The way in which our service allows information to be shared opens up new lines of communication between departments. Our service reporting app forms a direct line between the OR and SPD. This allows problems to be resolved quickly, reducing the chances of their being any knock-effect on the quality of service.
The data that SynergyTrak offers will allow you to pinpoint exactly what can be done to improve the service you deliver. You’ll be able to understand the impact of regular maintenance of instruments on the number of complaints you receive, or if changing the wrapper used on each tray can cut down on defects. This knowledge gives you the power to make improvements.
We helped Leicester Hospital Group to cut down on defects
Within a year of adopting SynergyTrak, the UK’s Leicester Hospital Group had reduced its sterile processing service quality failures by 60%. That works out at over 100 fewer defects per month, and a successful processing rate of 99.74%.