Bed Planner is a decision support tool for hospital bed planning and management
Bed Planner is a planning tool to help hospital managers plan bed capacity, so that it is closely aligned to demand. This helps with the flow of patients through a hospital environment, by identifying potential bottlenecks.
Improved scheduling with artificial intelligence
Meet Space Finder, our artificial intelligence solution to help operating lists run more efficiently. Using predictive analytics, Space Finder creates optimal operating lists tailored to the surgeon, the patient and the operation. It monitors lists and alerts staff to under or over-runs before they happen. It can also identify specific cases that can be added to lists to ensure the full use of capacity. It learns and improves on its own with continued use.
Critical Planner is a decision support tool for critical care bed planning and
Critical Planner helps prevent major operations being cancelled due to lack of critical care bed capacity. It does this by estimating length of stay ahead of operations taking place, so that peaks in demand can be identified and managed.
>> Align cancer treatment to patient need
Can Plan is our interactive tool for mapping the incidence of cancer and the availability of treatment sites. By combining this data with geospatial analytics, Can Plan provides all of the analytics required to develop and assess evidence based plans for future supply options.
>> Target interventions on those that need them
Pathway Miner is our analytical engine for helping identify unwarranted variation in hospitals or health systems. It uses linked patient level data to generate longitudinal data visualisations, which stimulate and engage local clinicians. In the background, advanced algorithms then search for cohorts of patients that have similar characteristics, which inform commissioning developments.
Our Data Product Approach
We don’t need robotic doctors if we can plan, schedule and target clinicians time better
We’ve all seen the real challenges the NHS faces. Hospital trolleys queuing down corridors waiting to get into A&E. Rising waiting lists for routine surgery. We’ve also seen empty theatres and last minute cancellations due to poor scheduling or a lack of beds, people confused when they arrive for a clinic they didn’t know they needed, and investments in new programmes and infrastructure that don’t deliver.
Solutions are people based. But we believe technology can help by solving one problem at a time. So we have developed a set of data products to complement our advisory work. These have been designed with end users to harness technology and routinely collected data to solve complex problems:
knowing that too many people are admitted for respiratory illnesses is different from finding people in the community that will benefit from a new service - harder still to make the service economically viable; and
in a world of uncertainty, planning and scheduling health services tests everyone’s resolve – harder still when there are competing priorities and unfolding emergencies to tackle.
Our data products can help to solve these problems. For example, Space Finder uses predictive modelling to improve theatre scheduling; and pathway miner combines clinical insight with clustering algorithms to identify patient cohorts that would benefit from targeted interventions. These have helped deliver improved outcomes and performance.
When we deliver our work, our clients value our energy, innovation and the personal approach we take with their teams and stakeholders. It means our outputs are integrated seamlessly and without disruption:
“Edge helped us to put the plan into planned care” - Director of Strategy and Transformation
“It has given us a very different insight into the way we plan care and allowed a different conversation with clinicians” - Medical Director
We are proud of the what we have achieved, read our case studies to learn more.