UCHealth Improves Surgeons’ Utilization of Operating Rooms With Machine Learning Technology

AURORA, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UCHealth today announced its inpatient operating room (OR) utilization at University of Colorado Hospital has seen a 16 percent increase for the blocks exchanged through mobile block swaps, in just three months with the launch of smart block scheduling based on predictive analytics.The goal is to manage OR blocks – chunks of time allocated to particular surgeons for particular procedures – as efficiently as possible. In May, UCHealth began partnering with LeanTaaS, a leading Silicon Valley health care predictive analytics company, to make its OR block management process fair, transparent and frictionless. Serving more than 40 U.S. providers, LeanTaaS iQueue mines OR case data and uses machine learning to create smart block schedules that assign the right amount of OR block time to the right surgeon at the…


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