Federal District Government of Brazil Federal District Government of Brasilia Projects Savings of R$100 Million per Year with TrakCare
The government of the federal district (GDF) of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is modernizing the delivery and administration of healthcare for its population of more than 2.5 million citizens by deploying InterSystems TrakCare®. The GDF healthcare delivery network includes 17 hospitals with 4,400 beds, plus 61 health centers, polyclinics, diagnostic laboratories, and pharmacies.
GDF recognized that moving from its paper-based system and automating manual processes could yield huge improvements in quality of care and significant cost reductions. GDF chose TrakCare for this effort because:
The use of TrakCare and the smart card already is increasing our worker productivity, lowering operating costs, and reducing wait times.
Cláudio Freitas, MD | Associate Professor
College of Medicine of the University of Brasília
- TrakCare has been successful elsewhere in the world, in public and private healthcare settings
- TrakCare can be implemented one module at a time and deliver the benefits of an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) from deployment of the first module
- TrakCare is built on InterSystems’ technology, known for its performance, reliability, and scalability
GDF also is distributing to all of its 2.5 million citizens a smart card that holds a unique healthcare system ID plus demographic, registration, and clinical EPR data. “The use of TrakCare and the smart card already is increasing our worker productivity, lowering operating costs, and reducing wait times,” notes Cláudio Freitas, MD, Associate Professor of the College of Medicine of the University of Brasília.
- Increased productivity
- Better automation of manual processes
- Reduced operating costs
- Reduced wait time
GDF has implemented the TrakCare Lab, Clinicals, and Patient Administration modules, and is now realizing significant benefits, including:
- Increased revenue of R$1 million per month through TrakCare bed management, with only 257 beds currently managed out of the 4,400 total beds (projected savings of R$12 million per year). Systemwide, GDF expects the use of TrakCare to double bed occupancy from 2.3 to 4.6 patients per month, effectively creating 4,400 more beds.
- Use of a Web portal for access to lab results that will save a minimum of R$18 million per year by eliminating lost test results and duplicate tests.
- Control of single-dose drug dispensing via TrakCare Pharmacy is saving 70% on injectible drugs and 75% on tablets.
- Additional pharmacy savings on the purchase of drugs will approach R$60 million per year by eliminating lost quantities of medications, duplicate prescriptions, and distribution of medicine without a doctor’s prescription.
The Federal District Healthcare Department predicts that when the integrated GDF healthcare system is completely operational, total savings will reach R$100 million per year.
TrakCare not offered in the United States.