Healthcare construction is more complex and has a lot at stake. If not done right, these projects can be costly for everyone involved. Healthcare projects also require a higher attention to detail to keep everything running smoothly.
With more stakeholders involved in the process, companies need to be able to benchmark and be equipped for better prediction, transparency, and ultimately the ability to detect (and curb) problems, deviations, and cost overruns.
Automated progress tracking can meet these requirements and reduce manual effort, helping you complete your projects faster and on-budget.
Healthcare Projects Are More Complex With More Stakeholders
Progress tracking is critical for project success in healthcare because it allows for real-time monitoring of project performance and a faster identification of issues and challenges, and implementation of corrective actions.
By regularly monitoring progress and performance, project managers and teams can quickly identify areas that are falling behind schedule or budget—and take the necessary steps to address them before they become major issues. Accurate and reliable progress tracking is essential for effective communication and coordination, especially with multiple stakeholders and a higher level of complexity.
Progress tracking can be beneficial beyond one single project, too. Objective progress data and insights can also help to identify areas of success and best practices that can be replicated in other projects, improving overall project performance and company-wide outcomes.
Greater Complexity Requires Greater Transparency
Automated progress tracking can improve transparency during hospital construction by providing real-time, accurate information on the progress of the project. Automated systems can be configured to collect data from a variety of sources, create a single source of truth and present the information in a format that is easy to understand and always accessible.
With the enhanced, real-time visibility that automated progress tracking brings, stakeholders are able to see exactly where the project is at any given time. This clear picture of project status helps improve communication, transparency, and accountability with objective data that eliminate any debate in progress tracking.
Automated progress tracking is a faster way of providing stakeholders with access to the same information. With an automated system, stakeholders are able to see the same data and reports, regardless of their location. Ensuring everyone is working with the same information saves time in reporting and mitigates the possibility of miscommunication or misunderstanding.
Since hospital construction projects often involve large sums of money and have a significant impact on patient outcomes, it’s also useful to have an auditable record of each project’s progress that can be used in demonstrating accountability to funders and regulatory bodies.
Catch Problems Early to Reduce Cost Overruns
Healthcare construction projects need an efficient way to manage and mitigate risk. Proper real-time visibility into the progress of the project can help spot potential issues before they become major problems. This enables project managers and other stakeholders to take proactive measures, rather than waiting until it is too late to take corrective action.
For example, if progress tracking reveals a particular aspect of the project is running behind schedule, the project manager may be able to adjust the project plan to effectively avoid potential delays or cost overruns.
Additionally, progress tracking can help project managers manage and coordinate dependencies between different parts of the project, which further reduces the risk of delay, prevents trade stacking, and mitigates other issues arising from one part of the project impacting others.
Pair Project Tracking With Benchmarking
Progress tracking can help with benchmarking by providing a clear understanding of the current status of the project, including the status of all trade and any related delays or setbacks. This data can then be used to compare the project's progress against similar projects or industry standards, making it easier to identify areas where improvements can be made.
With multiple sources of information on a single project, a digital progress tracking tool can deliver accurate data to one shared source of truth, making benchmarking markedly easier.
Additionally, progress tracking stored data can be leveraged for benchmarking future progress against previous internal projects for better forecasting future project and completion dates, as well as for identifying potential cost savings or other opportunities to optimize the project.
Leveraging Powerful Progress Tracking for Healthcare Projects
The more detailed information teams have on the progress of a project, the more proactive they can be to keep it on track. Identifying potential issues early on allows for corrective action to be taken sooner rather than later, reducing hours, rework, and delays to deliver projects on time and on budget. But detailed and timely progress tracking shouldn’t come at the cost of crews’ time and resources.
That's where a solution like Doxel's automated progress tracking can help. Doxel significantly reduces hours tracking progress, while delivering accurate, reliable objective insights that improve communication and transparency across all stakeholders.
Click here to learn more about how Doxel’s AI-powered progress tracking paired with 360-degree video capture can help ensure hospital construction projects stay on track and on budget.