LOGEX Budgeting helps Radboud University Medical Center improve the allocation of resources

About the collaboration

The Radboud University Medical Center is one out of seven university medical centers in the Netherlands. As a university medical center, they have three main tasks: to deliver care to patients, to educate students, and to do research.  

They employ more than 11,000 people of which around 1400 nurses and over 500 clinicians. And as they are also a University Medical Center, they educate over 3000 students and about 4000 scientific papers are being published on a yearly basis. In 2019, Radboud University Medical Center had a total income of 1,2 billion euros.

The challenge

Before working with LOGEX Budgeting, Radboud University Medical Center used Excel as the most important budgeting tool. More than 70 departments used their own excel file with their own assumptions, for example, the percentage to calculate the pension costs.  This resulted in over 70 different excel files with mainly financial information. There was also no link between the volumes, capacity, and financial data nor any insights in the consolidated budget. So it wasn’t possible to intervene where and if necessary. Once all files were consolidated, there was an expected loss of about 20 million instead of a targeted profit of 10 million. 

We had the desire to get direct insights in our budget based on aligned assumptions and based on a budget where volume, capacity and finances are linked.

Marnix Nillissen, Manager P&C Radboud University Medical Center

The solution

We helped Radboud University Medical Center to transfer their data into our Budgeting solution linking volume, capacity, and finances. Now they have all data in one place and therefore they’ve been able to reduce the time to create a budget.  

But their main reason to change their way of budgeting was the desire to get direct insights in their budget based on volumes, and linked to capacity and finances. 

Impact created with LOGEX Budgeting

Eliminated unmanageable excel files across the organisation

Reduced errors and increased accuracy, resulting in less time needed to establish a budget

All data in one managed model

Link between volume, capacity and finances answers the question: “Do we have the capacity to do this?”

Possibility of involving all users (100+)

Possibility to use Costing information in the budgeting process

Financial Control

Our Financial Control suite enables you to gain mastery over patient volumes, resources and finances for the entire organisation, leading to better financial performance—with the numbers to prove it.

We cover the full spectrum of financial and operational processes, from costing and budgeting to forecasting and contracting. 

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  • Costing
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting

Our activity-based costing model empowers you to:

Simplify cost calculations

Make cost calculations for healthcare providers that are easy to understand, apply, and optimise.

Optimise resource allocation

Allocate resources and costs to patients, care activities and episodes.

Improve through benchmarking

Benchmark unit costs with national and international peers to identify areas for improvement.

Meet regulatory standards

Deliver information to national regulators automatically and in full compliance with National Cost Collection requirements.

Our activity-based budgeting model makes it possible to:

Build and benchmark budgets

Seamlessly link volumes, resources and finances in one budget.

Anticipate and respond to future demand

Match the deployment of resources and manpower to the future demand for care.

Zero in on areas for improvement

Determine how portfolio choices impact operations, and spot areas for improvement.

Involve physicians and managers in budgeting

Bottom-up budgeting functionality facilitates collaboration with non-financial stakeholders.

Our forecasting model enables you to:

Forecast and monitor volume, revenue and cost

Stay on top of expected vs. realised volumes, revenues and costs on a near real-time basis.

Analyse and factor risk into payer contracts

Automate value-at-risk calculations for all contractual agreements with commissioners.

Leverage machine learning algorithms

Build and maintain reliable, easy-to-access forecasts based on machine learning algorithms.

Produce timely, compliant reports with ease

Deliver periodic financial results that are fully compliant with national regulations.


Benefits

Overall ease of use
Simple navigation with a full audit trail integrated analytics and benchmarking. No need for internal SQL skills. Costing practitioners and Trust colleagues can focus on engagement and identifying performance improvement opportunities

Hosting

  • Fully hosted and secure
  • No need to rely on internal IT infrastructure and resources or invest in expensive infrastructure

Engagement

  • Integrated analytics so less reliance on Trust-wide BI infrastructure
  • Unlimited use
  • Full access control
  • “Live” system enables use in meetings

Pricing

  • Fully inclusive annual subscription with no hidden extras
  • All Technical Consulting support included
  • Unlimited use included
  • Analytics included

Speed

  • Fast set up and model build
  • Make changes live and use for discussion in meetings

NHSI submission requirements

  • Easy visualisation of how your costs relate to NHSI categories
  • Automated submission outputs

Implementation

Fast turnaround with limited input required from the Trust team

More value from Costing data

  • Use costing data and methodology for budgeting, forecasting, and costing care pathways
  • Fully integrated financial management control platform

System working and benchmarking

  • Easily configured to support group working
  • Integrated benchmarking to identify performance improvement opportunities

Would you like to see for yourself how LOGEX can help you to gain control over your financial performance and turn your data into better healthcare?

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