How MercyOne and Health First targeted operational inefficiencies and improved patient care with Predictive Analytics

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

The day-to-day operating environment in hospitals is dynamic, forcing leaders and front-line staff to make on-the-fly adjustments to ensure they have adequate bed capacity and enough nurses to accommodate patient demand.

Oftentimes hospital leaders lack the necessary time, insight and foresight to make a more planful and effective decisions as operational processes are often based on tribal knowledge and are overly reliant on manual paper processes, outdated data, phone calls, emails and suboptimal rounding procedures. The result is operational inefficiency and waste, which results in long lengths of stay, inefficient use of capacity, and burned out staff.

It does not have to be that way.

In this webinar, hear how Melbourne, Fla.-based Health First and MercyOne Des Moines (Iowa) are using predictive analytics-driven workflows to improve management of patients and staff, giving leaders the foresight, agility and transparency to generate and sustain operational improvements such as:

  • Reducing length of stay
  • Reducing nurse premium pay costs
  • Eliminating hundreds of hours of manual processes



  • Dr. Brian Boggs, Senior Physician Advisor, Health First
  • Patti Canitano, Division Director Patient Throughput, Health First
  • Dr. Joel Ward, Chair of Clinical IT, MercyOne Des Moines
  • Diane Murphy, Market Director Performance Excellence, Logistics, and Virtual Care, MercyOne Des Moines
  • Bryan Dickerson, Sr. Director Healthcare Workforce Solution, Hospital IQ
  • Shawn Melvin, Director of Product Management, Hospital IQ