COVID-19 is Here to Stay. So Are Good Discharge Practices.

With the resurgence of COVID-19 both in the U.S. and wider world, it’s safe to say the pandemic will be with us for a long time, and possibly in multiple waves. This has of course affected hospitals across the country, increasing patient volume with longer-than-average patient stays at a time when most hospitals have resumed elective surgeries and are experiencing [...]

By |2020-08-11T13:18:55+00:00August 11th, 2020|

The Pivot to Remote Implementation During COVID-19

Implementing operations management software at hospitals can be challenging even under normal circumstances. Not only concerning the technical aspects, but the interaction with key stakeholders during the process as well. Although data acquisition, mapping, configuration, and testing are the nuts and bolts of any implementation, other areas are critical for not only deploying a system, but ensuring that the client [...]

By |2020-08-04T14:22:22+00:00August 4th, 2020|

Putting OR Schedulers in a Position to be Successful

The OR scheduling office is an integral part of an efficient perioperative suite, but it is also one that is too often overlooked. OR Schedulers are not only responsible for booking each procedure, but they are often also responsible for managing every request to release time or request for additional time in the OR. The actions they take around releasing [...]

By |2020-07-28T17:10:15+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Scale and Scalability: What’s the Right Scale for Analysis

Last year I attended an online seminar hosted by a large New England hospital. The speaker summarized some of the operational research and analytics that he and his team had developed using the hospital’s data. By pulling a variety of data from the hospital’s EHR - everything from demographic data to vital signs - and running fairly sophisticated models, they [...]

By |2020-07-23T15:10:40+00:00July 23rd, 2020|

True Staffing Solutions Are Simple and Sustainable

Hospital IQ · Staffing Solutions Are Simple And Sustainable Would you prefer your nursing leaders spend the majority of their workday with their staff and patients? Or figuring out who should be where and who can be moved based on a staffing schedule that was out of date the moment it was posted? Unfortunately, most unit directors and charge nurses [...]

By |2020-07-14T14:33:00+00:00July 14th, 2020|

What is Intelligent Automation for Healthcare?

Hospital IQ · Intelligent Automation As a company, Hospital IQ first started thinking about how we could utilize predictive analytics to help hospitals improve their operational efficiency. Artificial intelligence is the current technology trend many vendors and customers are considering as a strategy to get advance notice to improve decision making. But to operationalize and actually create sustained improvements from [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:26:59+00:00July 7th, 2020|

5 Strategies for Hospitals to Reduce Inefficiencies and Patient Length of Stay

This article was originally published on Becker's Hospital Review. Growth in the healthcare industry has helped to increase accessibility to services, but it has often led to operational inefficiencies. By using predictive analytics, healthcare providers can tackle these inefficiencies, giving clinicians and administrators the time and insight to proactively manage potential issues, resulting in improved patient care. Adopting these tools [...]

By |2020-07-13T19:58:43+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Catching Up with Our CEO: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Hospital IQ · A Conversation with the CEO Before founding Hospital IQ in 2013, I had examined the healthcare landscape and discovered that a number of academics and consultants in healthcare had proven that you can do wonders at improving operational performance in healthcare. But the approach of consultants and academics takes multiple years, is very expensive, and solves maybe [...]

By |2020-06-26T15:32:22+00:00June 26th, 2020|

MercyOne Des Moines Implements New Tasking Feature

Beth Woodvine is a Clinical Staff Leader in the House Supervisors and Staffing Department at MercyOne Des Moines. This blog is an edited version of a podcast with Beth Woodvine. You can listen to the full conversation in the player here: Hospital IQ · MercyOne Des Moines Implements New Tasking Feature When the COVID-19 pandemic came to Iowa, MercyOne Des Moines [...]

By |2020-06-22T20:07:47+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Best Practices for COVID-19 Data Management

As the COVID-19 pandemic quickly became our clients’ top priority many of them turned to us for support in tracking, managing, and reporting their growing COVID-19 population. We had emergency late-night and early morning meetings that augmented existing analytics dashboards with relevant data feeds ranging from very granular patient-level reporting to data aggregated by unit, hospital, county, and even state. [...]

By |2020-06-11T14:26:01+00:00June 11th, 2020|
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