Distilling over 100+ pages of documented guidelines into an easy computation package for activity based funding.
Today we are releasing fastABF - a software package that helps healthcare IT teams easily compute activity based funding prices. It is available under both an open source license as well as a commercial license.
At Greenlake Medical, we aim to improve revenue generation and management for hospitals across Australia and New Zealand. One metric that captures how revenue is measured and talked about is the National Weighted Activity Unit (NWAU) (also referred to as the Weighted Inlier Equivalent Separation WIES in some states). However the details of computing the NWAU/WIES for an episode of care is far from trivial.
If it were only the technical details above that were of concern, we would simply have taken the solution we developed, integrated it into our product and moved on to other tasks. However - we realised that IT staff at various hospitals are painstakingly testing, rewriting and maintaining the same sequence of steps.
This would take a typical healthcare IT team a month or so to create, debug and put in production.
Hence, it simply made sense for us to make this available to hospital IT staff via a strong open source license. Developers can now:
We strongly encourage hospital IT staff to use and contribute to the free open source offering. However, for hospitals who wish to have a proprietary solution on the cloud or wish to create their own proprietary extensions, we offer commercial licenses that allow for enterprise grade cloud native deployments as well as on-premises solutions.
The link to the code on github and the documentation pages are available at the following linked icons.