The current pandemic has already saturated bed capacity and created additional availability delays for critical resources such as healthcare professionals, medical equipment, and the overall triage-to-disposition processing time. Like in the past, this has resulted in excess lengths-of-stay and costs to US hospitals.
Most of the current segmented approaches prioritize managing the patient versus managing the healthcare system (involving nurses, attending physicians, and triage-to-disposition process steps). They often use static data that focus on localized metrics such as length-of-stay to measure daily patient throughput (rate) capabilities.
In this White Paper, we discuss how by modeling the flow of patients within the complete system, and analyzing the cause and effects of disruptions to the system, our proposed solution can anticipate and pinpoint the bottlenecks at any given time across multiple dimensions.
We share how Emergency Departments can: