Types of Setup with Branches
Hub and spoke model
A single main center where most test are processed and other smaller centers which are meant for walk-ins and testing a few select tests only.
A regional hub with multiple location in same area/ city - The hub will be created as processing center and smaller centers can be branches
Self owned collection centers
A lab with self owned collection centers with multiple users in each collection center and want patient data searchable across all centers
Benefits of Branches
You can add Branches on an ad-hoc basis for users with no need to manually configure each.
All Tests, Doctors and organisations are automatically shared without much hassle to duplicate masters.
Branches will allow you to consolidate their financial data into a master system and avoid duplicating records. It will also remove the hassle of managing local accounts and provide better visibility across your branches.
Comparision of Branch vs Sub center vs CC
|Branches||Sub Center||CC Login|
|Register & Bill||Only select org||All org in that center||Only one org|
|Sample Acession||Patient of the branch||All patients in the center||Patients of the organisation|
|Report Entry||Patients of the branch||All patients in the center|
|Report Printing||Patients of the branch||All patients in the center||Patients of the organisation|
|Search Patients||All patients including other branches and main center||All patients in the center||Patients of the organisation|
|Outsourcing||Not required all samples shared automatically||Need to outsource samples to send to another center||Not required|
|Finance & Admin|
|Finance Management||Finance will be viewed for a branch||Finances managed independently||View finances for CC, can also use online payments to recharge accounts|
|Master||Single master for all branches||Independant masters||Single master, only access for one org|
|Parent Login||Not required||Required for switching centers and viewing multicenter dashboards||Not required|