The recipe for better capacity management: 5 health systems weigh in

Maximizing capacity of finite resources, such as operating rooms, is one of the biggest business imperatives for health systems. Growing demand for healthcare is putting pressure on all resources, including staff, patient rooms, ORs and other infrastructure. Meanwhile, it's becoming more expensive to raise capital to build more capacity. The best solution is to use existing resources more efficiently.
Becker's Hospital Review recently spoke with five healthcare leaders about the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to enhance capacity management. This report offers a summary of the discussion. 
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  • Brian Dawson, MSN, system vice president of perioperative services at CommonSpirit Health (Chicago)
  • Ira Martin, DNP, RN, former assistant chief nursing officer with HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Patrick McGill, MD, executive vice president and chief transformation officer of Community Health Network (Indianapolis)
  • Cindy Russo, BSN, president of Trumbull Regional Medical Center (Warren, Ohio) and former COO of Steward Health Care's Ohio/Pennsylvania region
  • Lori Wightman, vice president of nursing/chief nursing officer of SCL Health (Broomfield, Colo.)

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