Balancing Out the Peaks and Valleys: How Stanford Health Care Infusion Centers Used Data …

Stanford Cancer Center cut patient wait times by 30 percent at peak times at its infusion centers with the deployment of a data analytics platfrom that uses data science and optimization algorithms. A common challenge with healthcare in general, and cancer care in particular, is the peaks and valleys in patient appointment scheduling, which often results in inefficient use of scarce and expensive resources, unpredictable wait times for patients and overtime hours for staff. Leadership at Stanford Cancer Center, a part of Stanford Health Care, faced these scheduling complexities in the operations of its Infusion Centers. The infusion treatment units perform more than 65,000 infusions annually and that number is growing steadily. According to Sridhar Seshadri, vice president of Cancer Services at Stanford Health Care, patients were facing long wait…


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