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Hospital IQ Offers Continuing Education Credit Session on the Power of Predictive Analytics to Improve Operational Efficiency in Healthcare at OR Manager Conference

Hospital IQ’s Predictive Analytics Platform Enables Hospitals to Improve OR Utilization, Optimize Perioperative Staffing, and Grow Surgical Volume and Revenue

NEWTON, MA, September 16, 2019 — Hospital IQ, the leading provider of predictive hospital operations software, will showcase the Hospital IQ Perioperative Solution at the OR Manager Conference, September 18-20, 2019. The real-time, data-driven platform applies system-specific policies, machine learning, and optimization algorithms to provide actionable recommendations that perioperative leaders need to optimize capacity and deploy the resources to meet surgical demand to improve performance.

To maximize utilization, perioperative leaders need to balance a complex set of variables, such as block allocation, surgeon schedules and preferences, hospital policies, and staff. Historically, managers used spreadsheets, trial-and-error experimentation, or consultants to institute operational improvements. The availability of both data and advanced analytics tools, however, has created the opportunity for innovation in perioperative management. Hospital IQ’s Perioperative solution enables healthcare leaders to transition from being reactive to being proactive in managing the OR in a way that best utilizes this shared resource.

At the conference, Tracey Carrigan, director, surgical services, Hendrick Health System will join the Hospital IQ team and share Hendrick’s experience using predictive tools and simulations to make faster, higher-quality data-driven decisions. Ms. Carrigan and Shawn Sefton, vice president, client operations, Hospital IQ, will explore how the lack of data and analytics prevents organizations making actionable decisions, and share strategies to improve utilization and grow case volume.

Attendees of this session can earn continuing education (CE) credits.

Who: Tracey Carrigan, Director, Surgical Services, Hendrick Health System
Shawn Sefton, Vice President, Client Services & Optimization, Hospital IQ
What: Presentation: “Employing a Multi-Phased Approach to Improve OR Utilization”
Where: Hospital IQ Booth #918
When: Thursday, September 19, 2019
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. ET
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. ET

Empowering Surgeons to Improve Utilization
During the conference, Hospital IQ will demo Surgeon Access, a new module to the Hospital IQ Perioperative solution, that identifies OR blocks that have a high likelihood of being unused, creating more available OR time for surgeons and their administrators to easily find and book from their mobile device or desktop computer. The tool also helps reduce the traditional back and forth between surgical administrators and central scheduling to get cases booked. Hospital IQ also provides customizable surgeon scorecards that show important performance KPIs, such as block use type, on-time first starts and same-day cancellations. Hospital IQ allows hospitals to capture hundreds of hours of wasted OR time per month, resulting in a significant opportunity to grow volume at times that work for surgeons, patients and surgical staff.

About Hospital IQ
Hospital IQ provides an operations management software platform that gives hospitals and health systems the visibility and actionable insights they need to make informed, data-driven operational decisions that improve patient access, clinical outcomes and financial performance. Our cloud-based software platform combines advanced data analytics, machine learning and simulation technology with an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface to deliver optimized surgical resource alignment, patient flow, and scheduling capabilities. Hundreds of leading hospitals and health systems rely on Hospital IQ to help them make the right operational decisions the first time, every time. To learn more, visit