Our software, Space Finder, has been shortlisted for the HSJ workforce efficiency award.
Many hospitals are not delivering planned care activity to plan. This is impacting their patients, who are waiting longer, their performance (RTT), and their finances. It also means that workforce is stretched further as theatres need to be operated for longer.
Increasing throughput in core hours is hard and often runs into resistance: “theatres are busier than ever”, “case-mix is more complex”, “staff are new”, “turnaround times are longer”, “there aren’t enough beds”. This can mean scheduling out of hours theatre sessions and running weekend lists.
Space Finder is a tool that uses AI to help organisations access more of their core capacity. It does this by providing visibility of where the space exists on future lists, so that additional cases can be booked. At the same time, it considers local constraints or rules that impact list planning, so fewer operations need to be rearranged or cancelled due to a lack of equipment.
When delivered, Space Finder means workforce is used more efficiently, reducing pressure on staff and hospital finances without patients suffering from longer waits.
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