Bed Management System of Sant Joan de Déu (BEDMA-SJD), an Innovative System for Efficient Management of Healthcare Processes
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 1 year ago
Authors: Ricard Casadevall, Josep Lluís Vega and Daniel Ormazabal, Barcelona Children's Hospital
ABSTRACT: To reduce hospital overcrowding and its negative effects, we use a bed management model that takes into account the hospital as a whole, harmonizing patients scheduled for surgery and those from the ED. We use an algorithm that predicts the beds available on a daily basis, 24 hours in advance, using real-time data from EHR combined with an estimate of inpatient discharges and admissions from the ED based on recent historical data. When the formula predicts a situation where no action is needed, the probability that reality will behave as predicted is well above 90%. However, if it predicts that a threshold will be exceeded, the measures adopted avoid it in more than 60% of the days. We manage scheduled patients throughout the year modulating the overall activity and the proportion of outpatient surgeries.
Therefore, we can plan the use of beds for each group in an interconnected way and thus greatly reduce days with overcrowding. Bed Management System of Sant Joan de DÃ©u (BEDMA-SJD), an Innovative System for Efficient Management of Healthcare Processes (pdf 559.54kB)