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Transform Spotlight: SSM Health deploys AI technologies to navigate cancer center roadblocks

At the LeanTaaS 2022 Summer Transform Hospital Operations Summit, SSM Health Director of Clinical Services Melanie Maze and Administrator of Oncology Outpatient Operations Shannon Veltrop discussed their infusion centers’ agility and resilience in navigating operational shockwaves and continuing to implement and achieve results with analytics during the disruptions of the pandemic. See their full session […]

Centralized surgical scheduling: an innovative model to streamline health systems, address case backlogs

In the wake of COVID-19 surges, many hospital leaders are struggling to work through an extensive backlog of cases with limited operating rooms (ORs) and staff available. Certain staff, such as often-undervalued and underestimated perioperative schedulers, are especially stretched since their work requires aligning the needs of patients, surgeons, and others across multiple locations and resources.  […]

Dr. Scott Gottlieb provides keynote at LeanTaaS Transform Virtual Healthcare Conference

The Transform Hospital Operations Virtual Summit, taking place Dec. 7-8, 2021, will welcome Scott Gottlieb, MD as keynote speaker, in a fireside chat with Mohan Giridharadas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LeanTaaS.  Dr. Gottlieb is a practicing physician and served as the 23rd Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. A leading expert in health policy, Dr. […]

Improving staffing management through analytics

In our recent webinar writeup, “Leveraging Your EHR Investment with Analytics,” Steve Hess, Chief Information Officer of The University of Colorado Health (UC Health), shared how the healthcare system leveraged its investment in an enterprise-wide EHR with the use of machine learning and AI.  Using constraint-based optimization methods and simulation algorithms available through  of LeanTaaS […]

Managing hospital bed capacity in a crisis: before and after

Update Sept. 2021: Since this post originally ran, many health systems have begun facing COVID-related surges once again, and rapidly managing capacity among inpatient units has again become a priority. The insights here on weathering “crisis mode” and being prepared for emergencies once again are more relevant than ever.  Throughout the UCHealth system, we were striving […]