February 19, 2016

Data analytics improve odds for predicting surgical case volume

Recommendations emerging from a data analytics project have helped OR leaders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, better anticipate daily surgical case volume and share that information with their managers. Data gleaned from the project are now being used to predict staffing needs for the OR, anesthesia department, and pathology department. Data are also being used for case cart preparation and inpatient bed management.

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