Session ID: 

Improving Corridor Compliance Through Inventory Analytics

4:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


In the context of healthcare, we define clutter as any item that could create an obstruction in hallways or means of egress. These items include unused beds, IV poles and patient room furniture to name a few. Clutter has been plaguing hospitals and other healthcare facilities for years, and it remains one of top reasons facilities are cited by the Joint Commission. Oftentimes, we stash equipment in a nearby closet or line quiet hallways with unused beds without considering a more sustainable, systematic solution. This session shares Mayo Clinic’s unique approach to tackling hallway clutter, using analytics to understand demand for equipment and developing an inventory strategy that stems from just-in-time manufacturing principles.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the challenges of eliminating corridor clutter in space-constrained facilities
  • Demonstrate how equipment demand can be measured and analyzed using basic statistical methods
  • Describe how a sustainable, offsite inventory strategy can be developed in a manner that works for all stakeholders
  • Identify the role that institutional norms and individual behaviors play in managing equipment inventory in a sustainable way, with emphasis on change management


Health Systems Engineer,
Mayo Clinic


Chief Quality, Chief Clin Transformation Officer
Management Engineer and Process Improvement Prof.
Quality Professional