TMS contains a wealth of data on inventory use, workflow times, labour costs, indirect facility costs, etc that allow financial and performace analysis of of a hospital's surgical units in great detail. This data is accessed via
TMS exports data into MS Excel 2007 Pivot Tables developed for the purpose. These provide a very powerful means to further massage the data and present in ways that are relevant to the hospital.
All data within TMS and the Jiwa Financials systems is maintained in MS SQL 2005 databases that are open for client developed data mining. TMS also provides specific data views that bring together likely collections of information to facilitate client developed reporting and analysis.
The various types of costs that can be automatically applied within TMS and subsequently incorporated into your reporting and financial analysis are summarised below
Variable Direct Labour.
Labour costs that vary directly & proportionately with direct patient care activities
Theatre and associated personnel - employee worked salaries adjustments and accruals
Roster generated costs.
Fixed Direct Labour.
Labour costs that remain constant to support direct patient care
Management & Support
Fixed Costs such as Reception Staff, Administration personnel, etc.
Variable Direct Other.
Other costs that vary directly & proportionately with direct patient care activities
Referred out expenses such as anaesthesia for Simplified Billing
Fixed Costs based on episode units.
Fixed Direct Other.
Other costs that remain constant to support direct patient care
Facility costs such as rent, utility expenses, insurance, etc.
Unavoidable recurring expenses expressed in TMS as Fixed Costs - parameters determine where the cost applies.
Variable Direct Supplies.
Supply costs that vary directly & proportionately with direct patient care volume
Medical & Surgical Supplies including patient specific supplies
Inventory items, Capital Item cyclic costs.
Fixed Direct Equipment.
Maintenance costs that remain constant supporting direct patient care activities
Equipment maintenance, repairs & service contracts
Equipment maintenance, software fees etc.
Fixed Direct Facilities.
Building & Ground maintenance expenses, amortization, interest etc.
Fixed Indirect Costs.
Costs that may be referred to as overhead, that cannot be specifically traced to direct patient care
Indirect Departments such as Administration, Finance, Information Management, Housekeeping etc.