Collaborating between departments makes a purchase of QYK more likely. Hospital leaders want to spend budget dollars wisely. A solution that will benefit multiple departments is far more likely to get approved than one that does not. Involving other departments in your proposal will give you the best chance to purchase QYK.
Have you experienced difficulty in getting approval for purchase of QYK solutions from CaraFlow? I work with many potential clients who see the value in what we offer but, year after year, are frustrated at their inability to get hospital leadership on board. One piece of advice I have to offer in this situation is to collaborate with other departments to build a team of advocates.
Hospital leaders are constantly faced with the challenge of properly and equitability distributing resources. Often these decisions come down to finances. If your department does not produce revenue (like employee health or infection prevention), you may find that you are consistently overlooked when the time comes to allocate budget funding. To strengthen your case, consider reaching out to other departments that face similar challenges. A solution with multiple applications has more weight in the decision-making calculus.
For example, say you’d like to implement QYK for data capture in your annual flu vaccination campaign. This means that for the other ten to eleven months out of the year, the devices will sit unused in your closet. A collaboration with another department, say, the emergency department to use them for emergency management or mass casualty tracking, would broaden the application and strengthen the rationale for a purchase of QYK.
To make your case even stronger, partner with multiple departments. Propose applications for QYK in employee health for flu tracking, emergency department for crisis management and education for attendance tracking. The possibilities are endless! One thing is for certain: any CFO or financial decision maker seeks a maximum return on investment. In the case of QYK, that means maximum effective usage. If numerous departments back a single request, odds are good that you’ll be approved.