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Using Predictive Analytics to Bend the Cost and Access Curves

8:30am - 9:30am Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Perioperative business managers feel significant pressure to balance operational targets for utilization, access, and revenue while balancing the needs of surgeons and OR staff. Current block schedule management approaches, which often rely on intuition and "tribal" rules, make “bending” the access and revenue curves “up and to the right” a constant challenge. The problem is not a lack of data upon which to base core operational decisions; it’s lack of insight into what data to look at, when to look at it, and how to use that data to improve access and revenue through improved capacity management. Leveraging predictive analytics, machine learning and big data improve OR utilization and productivity with actionable dashboards, secure and convenient mobile block exchange, and smart block schedules that ensure the right surgeon gets the right OR at the right time.

Learning Objectives

  • Contrast the operational improvements the airline industry has implemented with the state of operations within healthcare
  • Recognize the fundamental flaws in common capacity management approaches in healthcare
  • Organize a discussion within your organization regarding the true state of operational efficiency in your operating rooms


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Management Engineer and Process Improvement Prof.