Managing inpatient capacity is a complex balancing act of coordinating bed availability, patient throughput, and staffing needs in unison to ensure that physical and human resources are available to accommodate patient care demand, both in real-time and with awareness to what will be needed in the future.
This balancing act has only become more difficult due to COVID-19 as many health systems and hospitals continue to struggle with misaligned hospital-wide priorities, inefficient patient throughput, and staffing shortages.
Learn how hospital leaders and frontline teams at Health First, a nonprofit Central Florida health system, leveraged intelligent workflow automation to coordinate bed availability, patient throughput, and staffing needs in unison to ensure capacity is available and staff are allocated to the areas where they are needed most, resulting in:
- Reduced discharge coordination time
- Reduced length of stay
- Reduced core floating
Jason Harber, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer, Hospital IQ
Patti Canitano, Division Director Patient Throughput, Health First