Real Example – E-mail From Potential Client cost analysis
I received the information regarding the cost of the NCR forms. It is as follows:
1) Nursing Assessment ("A1") Form: $0.269 each. (One form is used on each of the ED's
33,000 annual visits)
2) Nursing E.R.Flowsheet ("continuation form): $0.12 each (One form is used on each of the
ED's 33,000 annual visits)
3) ED Order Sheet: $0.12 each (One form is used on each of the ED's 33,000 annual visits)
4) ED Discharge Instructions (contains prescription blanks): $0.255 each (One form is used on
each of the approximately 26,400 ED patients who are discharged)
Other costs would be the cost of copying the original templates. I don't know how much 32
pound copying paper is (I can find out), but each patient has (at least) one template. Plus,
there is the time of the person who makes the copies, checks to see if we need more copies,
and re-supplies the folders in which we store the templates.
Also, the hospital will be saving the time of the person who is manually entering data into a
computer so that we can run statistics and reports which your system will do automatically. I'm
sure that at least 50% of his time is dedicated to data entry....I can find out for sure, and also
find out what his salary is.
Plus, there will be huge time saving for other personnel who have to try to locate charts. In
addition, there will be a time savings for people who have to count how many unfinished charts
the docs have, and then make a report every week (your system is able to do that at the touch
of a button).