Using Analytics, Machine Learning, and Simulation Technology to Better Manage Patient Flow

December 27, 2018

Managing patient flow is a growing and complex challenge for hospitals and healthcare systems of all sizes. Typically, the problem isn’t that hospitals lack enough beds, staff or data. Rather, the challenge is their inability to match their capacity and workforce to anticipated patient demand. The issue isn’t insufficient resources; it’s insufficient resource management.

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St. Elizabeth Healthcare

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is one of the oldest, largest and most respected medical providers in the Greater Cincinnati region. For more than 150 years, St. Elizabeth has been the heart and soul of healthcare in Northern Kentucky. Founded with one small hospital in 1861, St. Elizabeth Healthcare now operates six facilities throughout Northern Kentucky – St. Elizabeth Covington, St. Elizabeth Edgewood, St. Elizabeth Falmouth, St. Elizabeth Florence, St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas and St. Elizabeth Grant. St. Elizabeth also has vast resources to serve the Greater Cincinnati area, including almost 1,200 licensed beds; a physician organization, which includes more than 100 primary care and specialty office locations; 1,200 physicians with admitting privileges; nearly 7,300 associates; more than 1,200 volunteers; and three freestanding imaging centers and two ambulatory surgery centers.

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