It is a little-known fact that there are many organisations that operate Not for Profit (NFP) in the delivery of health services, and the range of services may vary massively from region to region or country to country.

Today I’m not looking at the individual types of services, but how as a provider you can manage your data in a better way using geospatial tools like Mapsimise. Although I’ll be relating service provisions and how they can be made more efficient.

Find out more about Mapsimise and NFP HERE

Right Place, Right Time, With Minimal Travel

You might be thinking “why do I need something like geospatial and location intelligence to help me care for my patients?”  Well first let’s look at care in the community. Helping people either with a disability or who are aging and need support with daily tasks is essential.  Most European countries have an aging population, we are all living longer and with the type of work being deemed low skilled, providers are finding it more and more difficult to fill roles, especially as the rules on immigration change and vary.

So, how does geospatial help? When in the provision of looking after individuals in their own homes, the key thing is getting to the right place at the right time, maximising time with patients and not wasting it out on the road traveling.  Planning a route for all your appointments and having it optimised so that the minimum of travel is required between appointments is achieved, is a huge benefit when delivering this type of service.

Understanding Population and Demand

Tools like Mapsimise deliver great value through Location Intelligence, but what does this mean for you and your organisation? Mapsimise is firstly a data platform that enables your organisation to have the opportunity to visualise data.  As an organisation, if you are working in a given area or need to identify a territory then this is easy to do, but using freely available information like population, housing, wealth or income can help build a true picture of a given area or region.

Where Are My Patients?

If your organisation offers a walk-in service and manages patients coming to you, booking appropriate times by travel time and location would also benefit your team when scheduling resources.

I recently had an appointment at a private hospital and they just gave me the first appointment of the day but getting from my home location to the hospital location was not viable. Had they been able to map the appointments for the day, the scheduling team might have been able to select the right slots based on travel time from location. As it was, I had to spend time rescheduling the appointment and they had to juggle resources at their end with the specialist.

It Is Really Is About Bringing Your Team More Efficiency

The right data and the right technology in combination can bring great flexibility and efficiency to your day to day activity.  Understanding the needs of patients and customers, along with resource and suppliers can help you provide the best possible service you can and geospatial helps you do this.

Mapping any data that has a location reference is possible and you may have many other scenarios that you want to map and analyse but the possibility is there by bringing technology together.

How to get started with Mapsimise

If you are ready to get started, it's so easy! Start visualising your data on one or more maps by signing up to your own Mapsimise account and get started. Follow the steps below:

1. Firstly, visit our website

2. Click Get Started

3. Select the package that suites your organisation

4. Fill in the registration form

5. Validate and log in to your Mapsimise account (by email)

6. Add your billing information and select the connectors or upgrade from your Go Package

If you get stuck, you can sign into the Help Desk and raise a ticket with Mapsimise Support OR click here.

We look forward to working with you and helping you visualise your data, gaining location intelligence.