How simulation is used in healthcare
The intelligent utilization of Operating Rooms, and proper management of the patient flow increases revenues, reduces costs, and ultimately improves patient outcomes.
SIMUL8 Professional can be used to identify and test optimum OR staffing, workload levels and scheduling of procedures - all in a risk-free, safe environment.Learn about SIMUL8 Professional
Utilizing operating rooms effectively increases productivity and ultimately, saves lives.
Simulation is used by healthcare organizations around the world to ensure that the O.R. resource is used effectively - balancing trauma and elective cases without detriment to patients.
Simulation allows you to experiment with new ways of optimizing your Operating Room and answer questions such as:
Simulation allows you to test these changes in a risk-free environment prior to implementation to ensure that the optimal process is determined with no detriment to patient care.
Ensuring the feasibility of a $31 million OR expansion project: Capacity planning, system design, and patient flow.
Todd Roberts of Memorial Health System demonstrates how simulation was used to ensure the feasibility of a $31 million OR expansion project. Using simulation, MHS reduced length to stay for non-admitted patients in the ED by 27% and improved many other KPI's
Our partner Visual8, working with the University of Toronto has successfully used SIMUL8 to develop a simulation of the perioperative process which provide benefits to the hospital and has been genericized for use in other hospitals.
The University of Toronto has published a paper, "Perioperative process improvement using discrete event simulation."Read the paper
This simulation looks at the use of operating theatres by trauma and orthopaedics over the period of one week. It prioritises emergency patients over elective and an operation is cancelled if elective patients have waited over 7 hours.
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