Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

7-2015

Abstract

We aim to improve the length-of-stay (LOS) of patients in the Emergency Department (ED) ambulatory care area. We propose the use of real-time computerized physician order entry data and ED patient flow management system to estimate the consultation time of patients re-entering the queue to consult a doctor again after receiving treatment or results of tests. The estimation allows decision-makers to apply dynamic prioritization strategies that help the ED to identify patients who can complete their ED treatment process quickly, freeing up resources in the ED and lowering overall LOS.

Keywords

Healthcare, Emergency department, analytics

Discipline

Medicine and Health Sciences | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

INFORMS Healthcare Conference 2015, July 29-31

First Page

1

Last Page

2

Publisher

INFORMS

City or Country

Nashville, TN

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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