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Capacity Optimization is Paramount in Post-COVID Healthcare – Are You Prepared?

Kathy Bennett

Content writer for PAN Communications

Capacity optimization is paramount in a post-COVID healthcare environment. As facilities and practices continue the long journey of catching up on the backlog of surgeries, screenings and procedures, a transformation is taking place with the use of AI and machine learning. It’s creating a new need for advanced technologies and a fresh approach to managing healthcare assets. If your organization wants to be part of this transformation, the upcoming LeanTaaS and Becker’s Transform – Hospital Operations Virtual Summit is a must.

As the percentage of the population vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to grow, especially the oldest population most likely to seek medical care, patients are rapidly returning to their doctors’ offices to address deferred care. From cancer screenings like colonoscopies and mammograms, to orthopedic procedures like knee and hip replacements, the demand for treatments, surgical screenings and surgeries is surging. Even working at 100% capacity, facilities may take months or years to make up for the time lost to the pandemic. Working at anything less than full capacity in ORs, hospitals and infusion centers is not an option.

That’s why Becker’s Healthcare has partnered with LeanTaaS to present Transform – Hospital Operations Virtual Summit, a two-day virtual event showcasing how hundreds of health systems across the US use AI and advanced analytics tools to transform their processes and create significant, lasting improvements in outcomes. LeanTaas’ solutions are reshaping the healthcare industry and transforming day-to-day operations across specialties. This event gives healthcare professionals an opportunity to understand how these applications are creating a new need.

Taking place online June 29 and June 30 (11-3pm CT), the Transform – Hospital Operations Virtual Summit will feature sessions from LeanTaaS leaders, health system executives and other industry SMEs. Most sessions are tracked by facility type (Infusion Center, OR or Inpatient Beds) so attendees can hone in on the content most relevant to their specific roles. 

The event kicks off with a Keynote Presentation from LeanTaaS founder and CEO Mohan Giridharadas,  “Perspectives on Optimizing Asset Utilization in Healthcare.” He’ll share insights on how AI and predictive analytics is transforming how healthcare assets can be utilized – such as ORs, infusion chairs and in-patient beds – to better balance supply and demand and maximize ROI.

Giridharadas, in a recent interview in HealthLeaders, stated, “Our solutions ingest electronic healthcare record data and apply operational constraints (e.g., operating hours, number of operating rooms, special requirements such as robotic surgery, staffing) to derive the most efficient allocation of the resource under consideration. When it became apparent that COVID-19 was going to have a dramatic impact, we worked closely with our customers to introduce new constraints caused by the pandemic into the platform.”

He’ll be just one of the LeanTaaS leaders, health system executives and other industry SMEs speaking at the event discussing optimizing capacity management to address COVID-19 impacts to patient volumes.

Other agenda highlights include:

Fireside Chat with LeanTaaS President and COO Sanjeev Agrawal, Betty Jo Rocchio (Senior VP & CNO Mercy Health) and Christopher T. Spina (Senior Vice President, Mount Sinai Health System) on why healthcare needs to focus on capacity management.

Health System Impact Stories highlighting real-life case studies from infusion center, OR and inpatient healthcare settings, presented by healthcare leaders from Johns Hopkins Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,  Rush University Medical Center, UCHealth and Novant Health Medical Park Hospital. 

Hospital Operations & Asset Utilization Roundtable Discussions featuring top industry best practices and the future of Capacity Management.  

Keynote Address on achieving perioperative “systemness” and how CommonSpirit aligned people, process and technology across its ecosystem.

Any healthcare professional involved in managing schedules and maximizing capacity in the OR, infusion centers and inpatient bed units can learn how predictive analytics tools are transforming the management of these critical resources. As patients flood back into healthcare facilities in a post-pandemic world, the time is now to innovate and build capacity.  Participate in this free virtual event to accelerate your organization’s capacity optimization initiatives.

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