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Performance Improvement Analytics Services

Performance Improvement Analytics Services

Using data to guide problem solving

Define, measure, and standardize metrics that inform decision making.

Case study

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Improving operating room utilization through actionable dashboards

The Perioperative Service Line at MedStar Health recognized an opportunity to standardize performance metrics across nine acute-care hospitals. In partnership with Operating Room (OR) directors and business managers, Performance Improvement helped perioperative stakeholders define metrics that provide greater insight into business challenges.

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After monthly analysis of the dashboards, the data revealed opportunities to improve the rate at which ORs are filled by patients. With a baseline of 58 percent utilization, the data uncovered that the hospital ORs had higher capacity than demand. Perioperative Services used the data to inform business decisions, such as improving block scheduling and case posting efficiency. As a result, OR utilization increased to an average of 62.2 percent to date, with a monthly high of 65 percent — just shy of the 70 percent goal.

Communicating results through data

Data visualization

Quickly spot trends so you can turn data insights into action

Predictive analytics

Analyze patterns of current data to make predictions for the future

Statistical analysis

Draw conclusions based on sample sets of data


Combine cause and effect models with current data to forecast outcomes

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