U. of Colorado taps startup LeanTaaS’ app for OR optimization

Paint this picture: A surgeon, who is scheduled to perform surgery in six weeks realizes that he will be on vacation at that time. Instead of making a time-consuming phone call or writing an email, he uses an app on his mobile phone to inform the scheduler and to offer up his block of time. Another surgeon messages back and instantly reserves the block, helping to improve OR optimization. That’s the thought behind iQueue for Operating Rooms, a newly launched app from LeanTaaS, a Silicon Valley-based lean and predictive analytics startup. Surgeons at University of Colorado Hospital are testing iQueue in a pilot program with LeanTaaS. The app is part of a larger effort in which LeanTaaS taps into non-sensitive electronic health records data, then builds predictive models to forecast usage…


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