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29 April–2 May 2019
London, UK
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Insightful health: Amplifying intelligence in healthcare patient flow execution

Fabio Ferraretto, Claudia Regina Laselva (Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital)
11:1511:55 Thursday, 2 May 2019
Case studies, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 12
Secondary topics:  Health and Medicine
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Data scientists, those in the healthcare industry, and business leaders involved in data science



What you'll learn

  • Learn how a hospital is applying AI and analytics to operational efficiency
  • Gain a pragmatic view of AI and analytics from the business side


In the past five years, Hospital Albert Einstein (one of the most referenced in Latin America) has faced significant patient demand growth in number and complexity. During this period, the hospital focused on patient flow operation evolution by process efficiency and descriptive analytics, increasing its virtual capacity to 64 beds. To take the next step in productivity, the hospital partnered with Accenture to establish a new and innovative standard to patient flow operation by embedding sophisticated AI components into the business decision process.

Fabio Ferraretto and Claudia Regina Laselva offer an overview of IRIS, the resulting analytics platform, and explain how it evolved patient flow experience and efficiency with the use of applied AI, statistics, and combinatorial math, allowing the hospital to anticipate E2E visibility within patient flow operations, from admission of emergency and elective demands to assignment and medical releases.

The hospital applied AI in the ER part of the patient flow in order to score the admission propensity of every patient, offering visibility and accuracy into future demands for beds, and then applied statistics and combinatorial math to dtermine patient-bed ideal assignment. The benefits for the hospital are wiser and faster planning, scheduling, and assigning patient demands, higher-quality care (lower waiting times for admission and shorter times of stay), and higher operational efficiency (postponement in expansion CAPEX).

Fabio Ferraretto

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Claudia Regina Laselva

Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital

Claudia Regina Laselva is a Brazilian nurse with 30 years of experience and a strong background in implementing quality certifications and accreditations in hospitals. She was a pioneer in running patient flow management projects in Brazil, focused on improving hospital efficiency, optimizing processes and reducing wastefulness in care. Through her work, she demonstrates the importance of nursing to these issues and contributes to the sustainability of health systems. Claudia is a leader on strategies to improve safety and the patient experience in Brazil and Latin America. She was president of SOBRAGEN, the Brazilian Society of Management in Nursing, for two consecutive terms.