Inpatient

Inpatient

When you know what’s coming, you can dynamically manage capacity and align your workforce to meet patient demand. Our Inpatient solution forecasts demand and provides intelligent workflow automation to give hospital leaders and frontline staff the real-time insights and recommendations needed to optimize patient flow and improve inpatient operations by:

» Predicting patient surges
» Identifying and resolving potential discharge barriers
» Streamlining daily staffing

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15%

reduction in inpatient LOS

30%

reduction in core floating to different levels of care

1000s

of hours repurposed weekly due to streamlined communication

“As the healthcare environment continues to rapidly evolve, we must pivot to better meet the needs and expectations of those we serve as well as our own caregivers and healthcare providers. Transparency and proactive decision making needs to be at the forefront of everything we do. Hospital IQ provides the advanced digital solutions and services that are an integral part of the everyday experience of those we serve.”

Patti Canitano
Division Director, Patient Throughput

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CHALLENGE: MANAGING INPATIENT CAPACITY

Managing inpatient capacity is one of the most critical challenges for hospitals. It requires a complex balancing act of coordinating bed availability, patient throughput, and staffing needs to ensure that the right resources are available to accommodate patient demand. Without the ability to proactively manage capacity and staffing, bottlenecks occur that impact patient flow, prompting high wait times, long inpatient lengths of stay, diversions or patients leaving without being treated. This can result in inadequate patient care, reduced staff satisfaction, and lost revenue for the hospital.

SOLUTION:

Hospital IQ’s Inpatient solution empowers hospital leaders and frontline teams to coordinate bed availability, patient throughput, and staffing needs in unison to ensure capacity is available, priorities are aligned across care teams, and staff are allocated to the areas where they are needed most. Hospital IQ gathers and analyzes data from existing systems (e.g. EHR, patient flow, workforce management, etc) to dynamically adjust their capacity. With Hospital IQ’s Inpatient solution, every team member is supported by an operational co-pilot that constantly monitors the operational health of their hospital to provide real-time insights and pinpoint barriers, allowing them to prepare for what’s coming. Through technology-enabled automation and transparency, hospitals can improve the way they work by proactively managing patient flow and surges, orchestrating daily discharges, and streamlining daily staffing.

Inpatient Management Services

Proactive Surge Planning

Current and future conditions are automatically monitored to proactively predict patient surges, pinpoint barriers and deliver actionable insights directly to the appropriate team members, all in real-time. This proactive inpatient management approach, along with the ability to view available beds, discharge, and staffing needs within one view, enables teams to take immediate action resulting in improved patient care and resource utilization.

Orchestrate Daily Discharges

Cross-functional teams are provided with accurate predictions of patient demand and throughput barriers to make data-informed decisions about discharge priorities, and resolve potential discharge barriers (e.g. missing tests, post-acute needs) that are automatically highlighted through built-in recommendations. This connected and collaborative approach to discharge management proactively connects teams on priorities and drives action to where it’s needed most resulting in a more efficient patient throughput solution and increased inpatient capacity.

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Orchestrate Daily Discharges

Cross-functional teams are provided with accurate predictions of patient demand and throughput barriers to make data-informed decisions about discharge priorities, and resolve potential discharge barriers (e.g. missing tests, post-acute needs) that are automatically highlighted through built-in recommendations. This connected and collaborative approach to discharge management proactively connects teams on priorities and drives action to where it’s needed most resulting in more efficient patient throughput and increased capacity.

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Streamline Daily Staffing

Using workflow automation, Hospital IQ’s Inpatient management system provides transparency to staffing needs and available resources (e.g. RNs, PCTs, LPNs, orientees, sitters, pharmacy), enabling more strategic decisions on which staff is deployed to which units to ensure appropriate patient coverage. Embedded communication capabilities enable nursing leaders and the staffing office to easily collaborate to ensure alignment, eliminating hundreds of calls and texts each week and freeing up time for nursing leaders to focus on patient care.

A Collaborative New Approach to Address Short-Staffing

While short-staffing isn’t the ideal, it is the reality for many hospitals. As health systems across the country face both staffing shortages and patient surges, they’re seeking innovative staffing strategies that enable them to optimally leverage their available staff while keeping patient safety and nurse well-being at the forefront.

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